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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Franco-Ontarian Day

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 

WHEREAS, by the virtue of the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, which was legislated on April 26th, 2010, it is declared September 25th of each year be recognized as Franco-Ontarian Day throughout the province of Ontario ; and

WHEREAS, September 25th is the anniversary of the first flag raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag and it represents over 400 year of French presence in Ontario; and

WHEREAS, there are more than 600,000 Francophones in Ontario, the largest Francophone community outside...

National Coaches Week

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 19-27, 2020

WHEREAS, From September 19-27, 2020, communities across Canada will join together to recognize National Coaches Week; and

WHEREAS, The goal of the week is to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and their communities; and

WHEREAS, During the week, thousands of coaches will receive a number of ‘Thanks Coach’ messages for their support and dedication to their athletes and sport; and

WHEREAS, Coaches will receive the recognition they deserve fo the time...

Merchant Marines

Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2020 05:45 AM

The Merchant Marine flag will be raised Thursday September 3rd at 10am for National Merchant Seaman Day


for any questions/concerns please contact the Merchant Marines


Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 04:00 AM


WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease; and

WHEREAS, an estimated average of 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day; and

WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100% when detected early, but 3 of 4 men will die when found late; and

WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease are at a greater risk; and

WHEREAS, awareness and conversations about prostate...

National Injury Prevention Day

Posted on Friday, July 03, 2020 04:00 AM

JULY 6, 2020

WHEREAS, July 6, 2020 will mark Parachute’s 4th Annual national Prevention Day (NIPD): a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and help Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries; and WHEREAS, Injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 – 34 and costs the Canadian economy $27 billion a year; and