How to Request a Proclamation 

If you'd like to have a day, week or or month proclaimed for a specific cause or special interest group you support, you can submit a letter, addressed to Council, to the Executive Assistant. Please explain what the event is and why it's important to you and/or the community. Sometimes, additional requests, like hanging banners or flying a flag is also included in the proclamation request. Proclamations are also brought forward by City staff and sometimes include additional events (i.e. speakers, performances, displays, etc.). 

Past Proclamations 

Below is a list of proclamations that have been proclaimed by the City in the past number of years. For some proclamations the date always remains the same, and for others, the date(s) change slightly each year. 

Black History Month - February 

National Flag of Canada Day - February 15 

Francophone Day - March 1 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - March 21 

World Autism Awareness Day - April 2 

National Volunteer Week - April 7 - 13 

National Day of Mourning - April 28 

Asian Heritage Month - May 

National Emergency Preparedness Week - May 5 - 11 

Mental Health Week - May 5 - 11 

Municipal Involvement Day - May 13 

National Public Works Week - May 19 - 25 

Recreation and Parks Month - June 

Seniors Appreciation Week - June 2 -8 

Kinsmen Club of Brooks Weeks - June 17 - 30 

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21 

National Drowning Prevention Week - July 21 - 27 

Pride Day - August 25 

Prostate Cancer Awareness 

Alberta Culture Days - September 

Women's History Month - October 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October 

World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 6 

World Polio Day - October 24 

National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 22 - 28 

National Children's Day - November 20 

Family Violence Prevention Week - November 25 - December 2 

International Day of Persons with Different Abilities - December 3 

Other Support 

In special circumstances, such as events that affect the community as a whole, the City will provide monetary donations to special causes. This occurred in 2016 when the Alberta economy was hit hard when the price of oil dropped. At this time, the City donated $190,000 to the Community Response Committee, which assisted people with every day expenses after they lost their job(s).