Proclamations of Council

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A proclamation is a formal public statement of Council to recognize a day, week or month for an issue that has an impact on the County of Barrhead.  The goal of a proclamation is to honour, celebrate, or raise awareness for an event or cause.  

2022 Proclamations in the County of Barrhead:

Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1 - 7, 2022

Emergencies can occur quickly and without warning, which makes it vital to be prepared before disaster strikes.  The rural nature of our communities bring additional unique challenges to emergency preparedness.  Remote geography, low population density, livestock considerations, or unreliable cell phone coverage highlight the importance of being prepared for emergencies.  

The County of Barrhead recognizes that improving our community's ability to manage emergencies is key to furthering its vision to "foster a strong, healthy, and proud rural community," as well as forms an integral part of our municipal emergency preparedness plan.  

In collaboration with Federal and Provincial emergency management organizations, Emergency Preparedness Week in the County of Barrhead encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies: 
  • Know the Risks
  • Make a Plan
  • Build an emergency Kit
View Council's Proclamation here, and read more about getting prepared on our Emergency Preparedness Webpage.

Economic Development Week: May 9 - 13, 2022  

Economic development activities are vital to our community.  They create, retain, and expand opportunities that facilitate growth and enhance wealth.  Economic development activities stimulate and incubate entrepreneurism, which helps establish the next generation of new business.  In doing this, it attracts and retains high-quality jobs, develops vibrant communities, and improves quality of life.  

Read Council's Proclamation here, and visit the Economic Development pages on our website for an in-depth look at current Economic Development projects and initiatives in the County of Barrhead!

Alberta Rural Health Week: May 30 - June 3, 2022 

Rural health care providers are powerful assets in their communities. Not only do their health-care skills and practices enhance their community’s quality of life, but these professionals also contribute to rural life on a more personal level. They have special relationships with their patients and community as family, friends, neighbours, volunteers, teachers, and mentors.

Alberta Rural Health Week honours the contributions of the rural Alberta healthcare providers and community volunteers who help keep healthcare close to home. 

For three decades, the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) has supported the efforts of rural Albertans to maintain an accessible and local healthcare workforce.  Long-time Barrhead physician, Dr. Bernes, has recently received the 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Physician Award, which recognizes the contributions of outstanding rural physicians.  Read more about Dr. Bernes and his award here!


Seniors' Week: June 6-12, 2022
For more than 30 years, Alberta has celebrated seniors during the first week in June.  Albertans are encouraged to show appreciation for seniors and recognize the important contributions seniors make to our province.  Each year, organizations hold events in communities throughout the province to show their support for seniors.  The provincial launch of Seniors' Week will take place in the Town of Taber, Alberta.  For more information, visit

2022 Year of the Garden and June 18, 2022 Garden Day
On March 22, 2021, the Canadian Garden Council declared 2022 to be Canada's "Year of the Garden", a centennial celebration of Canada's horticulture sector.  The Year of the Garden will commemorate Canada's rich garden heritage, celebrate today's vibrant garden culture, and create important legacies for a sustainable future.  
By proclaiming 2022 as the Year of the Garden, the County of Barrhead joins in celebrating the contribution of gardening to the development of our country, our municipality, and the lives of our citizens.  Additionally, the County of Barrhead is proud of its history of promoting gardening in our community through our membership in Communities in Bloom, and the annual presentation of Rural Beautification Awards.  
You can get involved with Year of the Garden celebrations as well!  Visit the Year of the Garden Website to sign your own garden up as a "2022 Celebration Garden."