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Proclamations

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Proclamations are public announcements or declarations, often issued to organizations in the format of a ceremonial document, which recognizes the efforts and contributions of groups or individuals. The Mayor receives requests for formal proclamations from groups or organizations wishing to raise awareness or highlight an upcoming event or issue. The Mayor has the authority to designate a specific day, week or month to help raise awareness of these events, arts and cultural celebrations, charitable fundraising or public awareness campaigns that are significant to the Municipality of Clarington.

The Mayor will not issue proclamations for:

  • Matters of political controversy, religious beliefs or individual conviction
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the Municipality of Clarington
  • Campaigns or events contrary to law, Municipal policies or by-laws
  • Campaigns intended for profit-making purposes

An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week or month of their proclamation.

Submit your request for proclamation in writing to the Mayor's Office at least three weeks prior to the desired proclamation period.

World Religion Day - January 21, 2018

Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim January 21, 2018 as World Religion Day in Clarington.

The 12th annual Multifaith World Religion Day Celebration, is being held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the Community Hall, at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Highway 2, Bowmanville.

Durham Region is home to an increasing diversity of cultures and ethnic groups many of whom express their faith as members of the varied religious and faith groups invited to come together on this celebratory day in fellowship and prayer. The theme of this year's event is 'A World Without Prejudice.'

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