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Proclamations and Flags

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

Registered, non-profit societies can request a proclamation to declare special days, weeks or months for community-based campaigns or programs.  Or these groups can request the Municipal Centre be illuminated. 

By using the form below, requests for proclamations or lighting of the Municipal Centre are provided to Council for approval 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. After Council has approved the request, the event will be noted below. 

Proclamation, Lighting or Flag Request  

Learn more about the policy that governs proclamations and lighting of the Municipal Centre.

Below are the Council approved Municipal Centre Lighting requests for 2022:  

2022 Municipal Centre Lighting Requests 

To raise awareness for Huntington disease (HD), the Okotoks Municipal Centre will be illuminated in blue and/or purpose lights for one day in May.  

May 11

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

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 police 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