Proclamations

Proclamations are issued by the Town of Pelham to recognize public awareness campaigns, charitable fundraising campaigns, arts and cultural celebrations or in recognition of individuals, events, organizations or community groups of significance in Pelham. 

Council of the Town of Pelham has the authority to approve or deny requests for proclamations and the decision of Council is final. If a proclamation was previously approved by Council within five (5) years and is consistent with the proclamation criteria, the proclamation will be issued by the Clerk. 

To view Proclamation Policy P201-17, stating the proclamation criteria, click here

Application for Proclamation

Crime Stoppers Month

Crime Stoppers Month
January 2022

WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers month promotes awareness through education campaigns, activities and events held across the Niagara Region and it also offers the community the opportunity to partner in solving crime in our area; and

WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers encourages everyone to See Something, Hear Something, Say Something to assist law enforcement; and

WHEREAS, Increased awareness and understanding of the Crime Stoppers program will promote the use of the 24-hour reporting services to reduce and solve crime; and

WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers Niagara actively works with members of the community, the media and the police as a community safety service partner;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Town of Pelham does hereby proclaim the month of January 2022 as Crime Stoppers Month.

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 17th day of November, 2021. 

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

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Longest Day of SMILES

Longest Day of SMILES®
June 19, 2022 

WHEREAS Operation Smile Canada is a global medical charity providing free, life-changing surgeries and medical care to children born with cleft conditions around the world; and 

WHEREAS Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft condition, and lack of access to safe, effective surgery means that easily treatable conditions like cleft lip and cleft palate can become fatal. Operation Smile Canada believes every child born with a cleft condition deserves exceptional surgical care; and 

WHEREAS The Longest Day of SMILES® will unite Canadians from coast to coast as they raise awareness and funds to support this important cause; and 

WHEREAS On June 19th, 2022, the community of Pelham is encouraged to celebrate the Longest day of SMILES® by sharing #longestdayofsmiles on social media; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Pelham hereby proclaims June 19, 2022 as the Longest Day of SMILES® in the Town of Pelham. 

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 19th day of April, 2022. 

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

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Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 2022

WHEREAS it is imperative that communities across Canada be reminded of the importance of sun safety; and

WHEREAS over-exposure to UV radiation is one of the major causes of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers; and

WHEREAS skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. 1 in 6 Canadian born in the 1990s will get skin cancer in their lifetimes; and

WHEREAS many people seek sun without taking the advisable precautionary measures and ae unaware that any darkening of skin color, including a tan, is indicative of UV damage; and

WHEREAS skin self-examinations should be performed on a monthly basis because skin cancers are highly treatable when detected early; and

WHEREAS Save Your Skin Foundation is dedicated to the fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma and ocular melanoma through nationwide education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Town of Pelham does hereby proclaim May 2022 as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 15th day of February, 2022. 

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

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Mountainview LemonAID Day

Mountainview LemonAID Day 
June 12, 2022 

WHEREAS Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara has been dedicated to protecting and supporting children and improving the lives of vulnerable children youth, and families across the Niagara Peninsula since 1898; and

WHEREAS Mountainview Homes and other generous sponsors are supporting FACS Niagara Foundation in these efforts by encouraging children and families to give back to their community by registering online and setting up lemonade stands across the Town of Pelham and the Niagara Peninsula on Sunday, June 12th, 2022; and

WHEREAS Mountainview Homes and other great community sponsors have generously provided 100 LemonAID Day Kits, so every family and child have the resources needed to successfully participate, and so that ALL the funds raised by children go directly to sending vulnerable children supported by FACS Niagara to summer camps; and

WHEREAS by instilling the values of community, generosity and goodwill in the next generation, Mountainview Homes and other generous sponsors are helping build a brighter future for Niagara; and

WHEREAS the Town of Pelham commends the hundreds of young citrus-squeezing children for their philanthropy and hard work, generosity, goodwill, and for making our community a much better place to live; and

WHEREAS by participating, citizens can help send 450 children from Niagara Peninsula to experience summer camp in 2022; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Pelham hereby proclaims Sunday, June 12, 2022 as Mountainview LemonAID Day in the Town of Pelham; and

THAT the Council of the Town of Pelham hereby encourages children of the Town of Pelham to participate in the annual Mountainview LemonAID Day; and

THAT the Council of the Town of Pelham encourages all citizens of the Town of Pelham to support these children in their efforts by generously donating in person or online to the Mountainview LemonAID Day stands. 

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 19th day of April, 2022. 

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

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 National Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning
April 28, 2022 

WHEREAS the National Day of Mourning has been recognized since April 28, 1991; and 

WHEREAS on April 28, workers, families, employers and others come together at events held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives on the job, and to renew our commitment to creating safer workplaces; and 

WHEREAS, according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, in 2019 there were 925 workplace fatalities recorded, of which 882 were male workers and 43 were female workers. Among those deaths were 29 workers aged 15-24; and 

WHEREAS the National Day of Mourning has since spread to about 100 countries around the world; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Pelham hereby proclaims April 28, 2022 as National Day of Mourning in the Town of Pelham. 

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 19th day of April, 2022. 

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

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Seniors' Month

Seniors' Month
June 2022

WHEREAS Seniors’ Month is an annual province-wide celebration;

AND WHEREAS seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community;

AND WHEREAS seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community; 

AND WHEREAS their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told;

AND WHEREAS the optimal health and wellbeing of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community;

AND WHEREAS the knowledge and experience seniors pass on continues to benefit all; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Pelham hereby proclaims the month of June 2022 as Seniors’ Month in the Town of Pelham. 

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 31st day of May, 2022.

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
October 7, 2022

WHEREAS Trigeminal Neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve that is often called the world’s worst pain; and

WHEREAS Trigeminal Neuralgia causes sharp, stabbing, electric-like face pain, and it is not unusual for sufferers to end their lives trying to escape the agonizing pain; and

WHEREAS the episodes of pain can strike anytime, anywhere, and last for extended periods leaving the person helpless and incapacitated; and

WHEREAS October 7, 2022 marks the tenth International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day which will see more than 100 World Landmarks, international bridges, buildings, and structures lighting up teal for the evening in support of this awareness;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, I, Marvin Junkin, Mayor of Town of Pelham, hereby proclaim October 7, 2022 to be Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day in Pelham.

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 4th day of April, 2022.

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

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World Autism Day

World Autism Day 
April 2, 2022

WHEREAS World Autism Day will be recognized on April 2, 2022, in Canada thanks to Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS) affects more than 135,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in every 66 Canadian children, as well as their friends, family and community, and approximately 1-2% of the Canadian population is on the autism spectrum; and

WHEREAS ADS is a spectrum disorder, which means it not only manifests itself differently in every individual in whom it appears, but its characteristics will change over the life of each person as well. A child on the autism spectrum will become an adult on the autism spectrum; and

WHEREAS Autism Ontario is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Since 1973, Autism Ontario has been providing support, information and opportunities for thousands of families and individuals across the province; and

WHEREAS Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its Regions share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community;  

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, I, Marvin Junkin, Mayor of Town of Pelham, hereby proclaim April 2, 2022 to be World Autism Day in Pelham.

 

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 17th day of March, 2022.

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day
July 28, 2022

 

WHEREAS over 194,000 Canadians living with Hepatitis C and approximately 380,710 living with Hepatitis B can potentially develop cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer and related illnesses; and

WHEREAS Ontario has over 110,000 people living with Hepatitis B or C, both of which are slow and progressive diseases; and

WHEREAS there are vaccines available for Hepatitis A and B; emerging Hepatitis C treatment therapies can cure over 95% of cases; and

WHEREAS World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to reach out to millions of Canadians and encourage hepatitis testing, provide treatment and care for those affected while paving the way towards elimination of hepatitis as a public health concern in Canada by 2030;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Pelham hereby proclaims July 28, 2022 as World Hepatitis Day in the Town of Pelham.

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 19th day of May, 2022.

     

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation.

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Year of the Garden 

2022 Year of the Garden
June 18, 2022

WHEREAS the Year of the Garden celebrates the Centennial of Canada’s horticulture sector; and

WHEREAS gardens and gardening contribute to the quality of life of our municipality and create safe and healthy places where people can come together; and

WHEREAS gardens and gardening have helped us face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS the Year of the Garden will highlight and celebrate the important contributions of our local gardening organizations and horticulture professionals and businesses; and

WHEREAS Communities in Bloom in collaboration with the Canadian Garden Council, invites all municipalities to celebrate the Year of the Garden;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of Pelham hereby proclaims 2022 as the Year of the Garden in celebration of the contribution of gardens and gardening to the development of our country, our municipality and the lives of our citizens in terms of health, quality of life and environmental challenges; and

THAT the Saturday before Father’s Day, June 18, 2022, be recognized as Garden Day in the Town of Pelham as a legacy of Canada’s Year of the Garden 2022; and

THAT the Town of Pelham is committed to be a Garden Friendly Town supporting the development of its garden culture. 

DATED AT the Town of Pelham this 4th day of October, 2021.

Click here to view a PDF version of the signed proclamation. 

Learn more about the Year of the Garden

 

Community Flag Requests

Community Flag requests will be considered to celebrate an achievement; or to recognize a charitable or non-profit organization to help raise awareness of their programs or activities or an organization that has achieved national or international distinction or made a significant contribution to the community; or an organization that has helped to enhance the Town of Pelham in a positive manner. Community flags to be flown by special request will take place of the Municipal Flag.

To view Flag Policy S203-14, click here.

Community Flag Pole Request Form 

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