In a council meeting on Monday, the city formally recognized proclamations given to designated weeks and months across September and October.
Council recognized October 2015 as Foster Family Month, saying in the proclamation that ‘foster families work in partnership with birth parents, extended families and community child and family services as an integral and valued part of a team that serves the children and families of British Columbia.’
The upcoming week of October 19th to 25th was recognized as Waste Reduction Week. Council said they are committed to conserving resources and reducing waste.
Two proclamations were formally recognized – but not presented to a representative specifically – were for September 2015 to be proclaimed Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and for October 4th to 10th to be Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Those proclamations had already been shared on the City of Fort St. John Facebook page, and forwarded to Prostate Cancer Canada and Northern Health.