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Proclamations at January 2023 Burlington City Council Meeting

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Proclamations are read at the beginning of every regularly-scheduled Burlington City Council meeting.

A proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize exceptional events, groups, people, or achievements in the City of Burlington. The goal of a proclamation is to recognize and celebrate achievements, and to raise public awareness of important issues in Burlington.

For more information on how to submit a request for a proclamation, please visit the City’s dedicated Proclamations webpage.

Here are the proclamations that were read during the Jan. 24 Council meeting. Click the links to see a digital copy of the proclamation signed by Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.


The Year 2023

Burlington’s 150th Anniversary: The Year 2023

In 1873, the villages of Wellington Square and Port Nelson merged to become the Village of Burlington. In 2023, 150 years later the City of Burlington is a diverse and inclusive community that celebrates its history while embracing its present as a multicultural, metropolitan gem where people, nature, and businesses thrive, and that takes pride in protecting its beautiful natural environments, wide ranging leisure, arts and cultural opportunities, and enhancing its economic sustainability.

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January 2023

CrimeStoppers Awareness Month: January 2023

CrimeStoppers of Halton Inc. is an independent charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of citizens representing all areas of Halton Region. The success of the CrimeStoppers program relies on the partnership between the citizens of Halton, the media, and the Halton Regional Police Service.

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February 2023

Black History Month: February 2023

Black History Month continues to provide the City of Burlington with the opportunity to learn, to share, and to celebrate the important contributions and vital role that Canadians of African descent have made to strengthen the social, economic and cultural mosaic of our community, province, country and the world.

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: Feb. 6, 2023

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an opportunity to honour everyone — including women, girls, boys, men and gender diverse people — who are actively and courageously working towards an end to this harmful practice.

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World Thinking Day: Feb. 22, 2023

World Thinking Day has united Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. This year, members will be challenged to explore what we can learn from the environment, and how we can work with nature to create a more peaceful and secure future for youth everywhere in the theme of, ‘Our World, Our Peaceful Future’.

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Special Olympics Week in Burlington: Feb. 27-March 6, 2023

The Knights of Columbus and Special Olympics have a longstanding relationship where the Knights are truly dedicated to the athletes, families and mission of the Special Olympics.

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