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

View 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 through 13

National Day of Mourning - April 28

Asian Heritage Month - May

National Emergency Preparedness Week - May 5 through 11

Mental Health Week - May 5 through 11

Municipal Involvement Day - May 13

National Public Works Week - May 19 through 25

Recreation and Parks Month - June

Seniors Appreciation Week - June 2 through 8

Kinsmen Club of Brooks Weeks - June 17 through 30

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21

National Drowning Prevention Week - July 21 through 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 through 28

National Children's Day - November 20

Family Violence Prevention Week - November 25 through 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).