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Flag Raising Application

  1. Local charitable and not-for-profit community organizations are invited to submit an online application to use the Courtesy Flagpole to fly their organization's flag or banner. Flags may be flown to celebrate a special occasion or achievement in Cochrane. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received and are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Applications must be received no fewer than three(3) weeks prior to the requested date and no more than eight (8) weeks in advance of flying the flag.
  3. It is the responsibility of the local charitable or not-for-profit organizations to organize raising of the flag and/or a flag raising ceremony if applicable. Details must be provided to Administration two (2) weeks in advance for approval.
  4. The applicant must provide the flag to the reception desk on the second floor of the Cochrane RancheHouse no less than three (3) business days in advance of the date.
  5. Flags must be in excellent condition with no holes or torn fringe and must be standard sized (3’x6’).
  6. Flags shall be flown for one day from sunrise to sunset unless other arrangements have been approved.
  7. Applications must be made each year to be considered and are not automatically guaranteed to be approved again. One request per organization per calendar year will be permitted.
  8. Administration will post approved dates on the Courtesy Flagpole calendar, located on the Town’s website. All other marketing and promotion of the event are the responsibility of the applicant.
  9. The Town strives to fulfil all eligible requests, but any confirmed requests may be modified if a major local, national or international situation occurs. If a request is modified, Administration will work to find an alternative date. If no suitable date can be found a refund will be issued.
  10. A Half-Mast takes precedence over all flag raisings.
  11. Contact Information
  12. *Important* you will not be able submit this application without uploading an image of the flag you are applying to raise. Please have your image ready before you begin.
  13. Your organization's name will appear on the Community Recognition and Celebration calendar.

  14. Are you a local not-for-profit community organization?*
  15. Event Information
  16. Is this date the only acceptable option?*
  17. I understand that the Town will not fly the flag or banner of an organization or group which is deemed to be divisive, inappropriate, offensive in nature, or those supporting discrimination, prejudice, violence, hatred, political, commercial entities, or religious movements. The Town reserves the right to decide whether to fly the flag of a recognized nation when there is political unrest or conflict in that country.*
  18. FOIP Notification:

    The personal information on this form is being collected under the authority of section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Your personal information may be used by the Town of Cochrane for the purpose the information was collected or compiled or for a use consistent with that purpose. Your personal and financial information will be managed in accordance with FOIP. If you have any questions about the collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please contact the Town of Cochrane’s FOIP Office at FOIP@Cochrane.ca or call 403-932-2674.

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