Community Recognition and Celebration
The Town of Cochrane partners with not-for-profit organizations to commemorate local events, special occasions, and achievements in the community. We love taking the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of people who call Cochrane home and our connection to the global community.
Raise a flag
Local organizations may request a flag be raised in front of the Cochrane RancheHouse for one day to commemorate major events and cultural celebrations.
Light the Bridge
Community organizations may request recognition by illuminating the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge in a particular colour for one night.
Applications must be not-for-profit, community-focused, and received at least three weeks prior to the requested date. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received, are considered on a case-by-case basis, and may:
- Support an event of national or international significance (such as Canada Day or Cochrane hosting major international event)
- Support of a local festival or event that positively impacts local community spirit
- Support a local, national, or international awareness issue that builds community (such as Treaty 6 Recognition Day, End Bullying Pink Shirt Day or Pride Week)
- Tribute or memorialize well-documented local or national figures or service members
A $25 fee will be applied after the dates are confirmed.
Apply online to Raise a Flag
Apply online to Light the Bridge
Calendar of Special Requests
The Town proactively fills the calendar to help recognize major events and cultural celebrations.
Residents are invited to make requests based on the criteria outlined in the application section. We strive to fulfill all eligible requests but any confirmed request may be modified if a major international, national or local situation occurs.
|Date||Event/Occasion||Bridge or Flag|
|Feb 26, 2022||Coldest Night of the Year requested by: Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area||Bridge lit in green, blue, yellow|
|Mar 26, 2022||Purple Day requested by: Epilepsy Association of Calgary||Bridge lit in purple|
|Apr 7, 2022||Green Shirt Day requested by: Canadian Transplant Association||Bridge lit in green|
|*Apr 28||Day of Mourning for all those who have suffered and died in the workplace (Worker’s Mourning Day)||Flags at half-mast|
|May 7, 2022||Hometown Hockey Viewing Party at SLSFSC||Bridge lit in red|
|May 15, 2022||National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week requested by: Cochrane and Area Victim Services and Big Hill Haven||Bridge will be lit purple|
|Jun 12, 2022|
|Bridge lit in white, yellow, blue and red|
|*Jun 23||National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism||Flags at half-mast|
|*Sep 13||Firefighters’ National Memorial Day||Flags at half-mast|
|*Sep 27||Police and Peace Officers National Memorial Day||Flags at half-mast|
|*Sep 30||National Day for Truth and Reconciliation||Flags at half-mast/Bridge Lit in orange|
|*Oct 11||Thanksgiving||Bridge lit in orange|
|*Nov 11||Remembrance Day||Flags at half-mast/Bridge lit in red|
|*Dec 6||National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women||Flags at half-mast|
|*Dec 20 - Jan 1||Christmas||Bridge lit in red and green|
*denotes pre-scheduled annual dates when flag pole and or bridge light bookings will not be considered