Proclamations help to create a public awareness of special events and are intended for the betterment of the community. Occasionally the City receives requests from organizations or internal departments to declare or proclaim certain dates for specific causes (e.g. Race Relations Week, International Women's Day, etc.). A proclamation may be issued for a day, a week or a month.

Requesting a proclamation

The City's policy states that proclamations are undertaken only on matters that relate directly to the specific operations of the municipality. Once reviewed and approved the Proclamation will be posted on the City website.

Proclamation requests must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk three weeks prior to the special occasion. Return the completed form to:

Office of the City Clerk Attn: Proclamations
500 Donald Street East, First Floor
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5V3

Fax: 807-625-2233

If you are requesting a proclamation for the first time, please provide details on your organization and the relevance of the proclamation to the City of Thunder Bay. As well, please provide a draft of the proclamation. The Office of the City Clerk reserves the right to edit the proclamation to ensure proper format and grammar.




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National Forest Week 2022

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 08:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2022

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests are a valuable, renewable resource that contribute to our economy and the livelihoods of our communities; and

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, clean air and water and wildlife habitat whilst being an important aspect of climate change mitigation efforts; and

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay and its citizens rely on the surrounding forests for livelihood, health, and recreation; and

WHEREAS, This annual...

Arthritis Awareness Month 2022

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, community support has been critical throughout the Arthritis Society’s 74 year history, enabling the organization to fulfill its mission to fight the fire of arthritis with cutting-edge research, bold innovation, fiery advocacy, and evidence-based information and patient-centred support; and

WHEREAS, Arthritis is not just arthritis. Arthritis is serious. It causes debilitating pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life. Six million Canadians – 1 in 5 – live everyday...

Ukrainian's 31st Independance Day 2022

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 08:00 AM

AUGUST 24, 2022

WHEREAS, the 24th day of August marks the 31st anniversary of the independence of Ukraine; and

WHEREAS, the people of Ukraine continue to fight for their independence and dignity; and

WHEREAS, the League of Ukrainian Canadians – Thunder Bay Branch wishes to observe and recognize the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian nation and its people on the anniversary of its independence from the totalitarian Russian regime; and

WHEREAS, we wish to unite the Ukrainian community and all...

National Garden Day 2022

Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2022 08:00 AM

JUNE 18, 2022

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay and Thunder Bay Horticultural Society invites all citizens to celebrate National Garden Day; and

WHEREAS, National Garden Day encourages the planting of flowers, trees and shrubs throughout the city to promote Beautification and Civic Pride; and

WHEREAS, National Garden Day encourages the protection of the environment, and the benefits that gardens and gardening contribute to the quality of life through Health and Wellness and Cultural Diversity in...

World Sickle Cell Day 2022

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2022 08:00 AM

JUNE 19, 2022

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (2006), the United Nations (2008), and the Canadian Government (2017), and the Province of Ontario (2021) have recognized Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as a global public health priority and in order to raise awareness, designated the 19th day of June every year as World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD); and

WHEREAS, the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) recognizes SCD as an increasingly important medical issue in the province; and

WHEREAS, over...