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.

Request a proclamation application form



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International Womens Day

Posted on Friday, March 05, 2021 03:00 AM

MARCH 8, 2021

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 01, 2021 04:45 AM

MARCH 1- 5 2021

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...

Nutrition Month

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 03:00 AM

MARCH 2021

Good for you! Dietitians help you find your healthy

WHEREAS, the goal of National Nutrition Month is to encourage all Canadians to eat well; and

WHEREAS, Dietitians are a trusted source of credible nutrition information.  They recognize that healthy eating looks different for everyone and there is no one-size fits all approach; and

WHEREAS, Canadians are interested in healthy eating and want information to help them achieve their goals – dietitians offer nutrition resources as well as...

Scout/Guide Week

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 03:00 AM

FEBRUARY 21-28, 2021

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...

World Thinking Day

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 03:00 AM

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

WHEREAS, World Thinking Day has united Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world for a say of international friendship over the past 90 years; and

WHEREAS, Girl members in the City of Thunder Bay and beyond benefit from the opportunity to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women, celebrate the founding of Girl Guides and be connected to the 10 Million members on 50 countries who are part of the Guiding movement; and

WHEREAS, This year, members will be challenged to...