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
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
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 04:00 AM
June 15, 2018
WHEREAS, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the United Nations designated day to voice our opposition to the abuse inflicted on older people; and
WHEREAS, Thunder Bay’s seniors are valued members of society and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and with dignity; and
WHEREAS, Abuse of older people is a tragedy inflicted on vulnerable seniors and an ever-increasing problem in today’s society that crosses all cultural, gender, social and financial...
Thunder Pride Week
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 04:00 AM
June 6 - 17, 2018
WHEREAS, Thunder Bay celebrates the diversity that strengthens our city, including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited and all other sexual orientations and gender identities; and
WHEREAS, the intent of Thunder Pride is to encourage Thunder Bay to be a safe and welcoming place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to attend school, to work, to raise a family, to start a business, to live; and
WHEREAS, Thunder Pride promises...
Weed Out Hate Day
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2018 04:00 AM
June 4, 2018
WHEREAS, hatred provokes violence and takes an enormous toll on our community; and
WHEREAS, bullying can happen anytime, anywhere to people of all ages, genders, races and educational levels; and
WHEREAS, everyone can stop bullying. Adults have a responsibility to protect and serve as role models for children and children can do their part by speaking up to an adult they trust when they notice bullying happening; and
WHEREAS, it is essential that, within a community, all people feel accepted,...
National Health and Fitness Day
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2018 04:00 AM
June 2, 2018
WHEREAS, the Parliament of Canada wishes to increase awareness among Canadians of the significant benefits of physical activity and to encourage Canadians to increase their level of physical activity and their participation in recreational sports and fitness activities; and
WHEREAS, it is in Canada’s interest to improve the health of all Canadians and to reduce the burden of illness on Canadian families and on the Canadian health care system; and
WHEREAS, many local governments in Canada...
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2018 04:00 AM
June 1, 2018
WHEREAS, since 1947 when Adult Crossing Guards were instituted in Port Arthur, Crossing Guards have provided safe crossing for school children walking to and from school; and
WHEREAS, due to dedication and a conscientious attitude to their work, they have maintained an outstanding safety record; and
WHEREAS, a day set aside to recognize all Crossing Guards and acknowledge the fine work they do crossing children safely in all sorts of weather would be beneficial to the Crossing Guards and...