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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Wear Red Canada Day

Posted on Friday, February 11, 2022 03:00 AM

FEBRUARY 13, 2022

WHEREAS, Heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide and the leading cause of premature death for Canadian women, a fact unknown to many women and their healthcare providers;  and

WHEREAS, The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance is an organization of volunteer health professionals and patients working hard to improve women’s heart health; and

WHEREAS; Wear Red Canada Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness for all Canadians, but especially Canadian women,...

Sandra Schmirler Day

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2022 03:00 AM

JANUARY 30, 2022

WHEREAS, Sandra Schmirler was a World and Olympic Champion curler whose untimely death resulted in her legacy being continued by the Sandra Schmirler Foundation; and

WHEREAS, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation hosts a Telethon annually during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Telethon; and

WHEREAS, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for Neonatal Intensive Care Units in hospitals across Canada; and

WHEREAS, a day is set aside to recognize the legacy...

Bell Let's Talk Day

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 03:00 AM

JANUARY 26, 2022

WHEREAS, January 26, 2022 marks the twelfth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day of conversation, support and positive change for mental health; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay supports positive mental health for all citizens and members of our community and seeks to improve the lives of all citizens who will experience a mental illness or mental health issue in their lifetime and those who are struggling with their mental health amid the COVID-19 situation; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay recognizes...

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 09:30 AM


WHEREAS, over half a million Canadians are living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year; and

WHEREAS, each January, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay asks Thunder Bay residents to stand together to decrease stigma related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By learning the warning signs, receiving a proper diagnosis, to ask support, and to be able to live a healthy active lifestyle while living with dementia; and


Year of the Garden 2022

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 03:00 AM


WHEREAS, the Year of the Garden 2022 celebrates the Centennial of Canada’s horticulture sector; and

WHEREAS, gardens and gardening contribute to the quality of life of our municipality, our climate action goals and create safe and healthy places where people can come together in the spirit of inclusivity and reconciliation; and

WHEREAS, the Year of the Garden 2022 will highlight and celebrate the important contribution of gardeners, our local gardening organizations, horticultural professionals...