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 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...

Longest Day of SMILES

Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:03 AM

JUNE 19, 2022

WHEREAS, Operation Smile Canada is a global medical charity providing free, life-changing surgeries and medical care to children born with cleft conditions around the world; and

WHEREAS, Every 3 minutes, a child is born with a cleft condition, and lack of access to safe, effective surgery means that easily treatable conditions like cleft lip and cleft palate can become fatal; and

WHEREAS, Operation Smile Canada believes every child born with a cleft condition deserves exceptional surgical...

Italian Heritage Month 2022

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 08:00 AM

JUNE 2022

WHEREAS, this month, we take the opportunity to acknowledge the history and culture of the Italian community in Thunder Bay and across the country;

WHEREAS, this month recognizes the richness of the Italian culture and the contributions of the Italian community to our city and the importance of preserving this heritage for future generations. Many Italian immigrants and their descendant’s helped shape and build our city which they call home;

WHEREAS, during Italian heritage Month we Celebrate...

National Deafblind Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 04:00 AM

JUNE 2022

WHEREAS, deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervener services; and

WHEREAS, National Deafblind Awareness Committee support community partners and individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services; and 

WHEREAS, everyone is encouraged...