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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International Women's Day

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 05:00 AM

MARCH 8, 2022

WHEREAS, in 1977, the United Nations proclaimed March 8 as International Women's Day to commemorate the 145 women killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City on March 25, 1911; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is celebrated annually across the globe to recognize acts of courage...

Research and Innovation Week

Posted on Monday, March 07, 2022 03:00 AM

MARCH 7-11 2022

WHEREAS, Lakehead University has, for more than 50 years, pursued research and innovation activities in various disciplines; and

WHEREAS, the Thunder Bay community and Northwestern Ontario greatly benefit from Lakehead University’s various research and innovation initiatives in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and engineering, and health services; and

WHEREAS, Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week celebrates the numerous accomplishments to the citizens of the community...

Scout/Guide Week

Posted on Friday, February 18, 2022 03:00 AM

FEBRUARY 20-26, 2022

WHEREAS, Scouts Canada is a Canadian Scouting association providing programs for young people, aged 5-26, within the stated aim “to help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world.” Scouting is a co-ed program; and

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay citizens support our groups in the various fundraising providing the necessary funds to run the programs. Each fall we have “Apple Day” which provides the funds for the group, and to maintain and run “Grey Wolf...

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...