Proclamations and Flags

Whether to commemorate a significant loss to our community, to celebrate the contributions various groups make to our daily lives, or to participate in a positive global movement, Okotoks Town Council recognizes these times or events  through the use of flags at Town facilities and public proclamations.

Proclamations declaring special days, weeks or months for community-based campaigns or programs requested by registered, non-profit societies are often granted by the Mayor and Council.  As Requests for Proclamations are provided to Council for consideration at their regular meetings, requests must be received by Legislative Services five (5) days prior to a Council meeting in order to be placed on the agenda for that meeting.

Registered, non-profit societies may also request that the outdoor lights at the Municipal Centre be illuminated in a special colour to coincide with their community-based campaign or program. Approval of the request for illumination will be provided by Council based upon Governance Policy GP B 2.2 .

Request a Proclamation  

2021 Proclamations 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police DayFebruary 1, 2021
Freedom to Read WeekFeb 21 - 27, 2021
International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationMarch 21, 2021
National Doctors' DayMarch 30, 2021
Birth of a Nation DayApril 9, 2021
National Volunteer WeekApril 18 - 24, 2021
Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness MonthMay 2021
Okotoks Kindness DayMonthly - 3rd Friday
First Responders' DayMay 1, 2021
National Economic Development WeekMay 9 - 15, 2021
National Public Works WeekMay 16 - 22, 2021
Seniors' Week 2021June 7 - 12, 2021
World Elder Abuse Awareness DayJune 15, 2021
Recreation and Parks MonthJune 2021
National Drowning Prevention WeekJuly 18 - 24, 2021
Neighbour DayJuly 10, 2021
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Municipal Centre Lighting - Gold
September 2021
September 1, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Municipal Centre Lighting - Orange
September 30, 2021
World Cerebral Palsy DayOctober 6, 2021

United Way Month

October 2021

Flags flown at half-mast at Town facilities, in alignment with Federal flag protocols, in honour of the following:

National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
In honour of the National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
April 9
Death of His Royal Highness, The Duke Of Edinburgh
To recognize the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
April 9 - sunset on April 17, 2021
National Day of Mourning
Honouring all those who have suffered and died in the workplace.
April 28
Residential Schools
The Town flags at municipal facilities remain at half-mast to recognize and honour the memory of the children whose remains have been discovered at residential schools across Canada. The generations negatively impacted by residential schools, and all victims, survivors, and their families of residential schools.
May 31, 2021 - November 7, 2021
National Day of Remembrance
To recognize the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.
June 23
Passing of Town of Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson
To recognize and honour the passing of Mayor Robertson.
July 7, 2021

Firefighters' National Memorial Day
To recognize and honour firefighters across the nation.

Second Sunday in September

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day
To recognize and honour polic and peace officers across the nation.

Last Sunday in September
Indigenous Veterans Day
To recognize and honour the Indigenous men and women who have died during military service to Canada.
November 8
Remembrance Day
To recognize and honour the men and women who have died during military service to Canada.
November 11

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
To recognize and honour the female victims of violence in the nation.

December 6