Town Proclaims November 20 National Child Day in Vegreville

Author: Kaleb Brink Posted on: Nov 20, 2019

Mayor MacPhee and Council have proclaimed November 20 as National Child Day in the Town of Vegreville to show our commitment towards the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

The Proclamation reads:

Whereas, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; and

Whereas, on November 20th, Canada and countries around the world celebrate National Child Day as a reminder of our shared commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; and 

Whereas, there are many reasons to celebrate children, but most of all because children deserve to be recognized as important members of our community.

  • All children have the right to an adequate standard of living, health care and to play.
  • All children have the right to express their views about things that affect them and to participate in communities, programs and services.
  • All children have the right to be protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination.

Whereas, as a province rich in children, it is important for Albertans to recognize National Child Day. As a community, we are able to have the most direct positive impact on the lives of children; and

Whereas, when children have positive experiences of relationship and place, they can build a strong sense of security and identity, which shapes how they view themselves and others. They can create a positive image of themselves and feel comfortable in the here and now of their lives (VCAA, 2011); and

Whereas, the Vegreville and District Child Development Coalition continues to support the rights of a child. Our focus is 0-6year olds. The work the VDCDC supports positive interactions with children, Caregivers and community. VDCDC will be hosting our Third Teddy Bear Clinic on November 18th, 2019, at the Vegreville Community Health Centre from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Children will bring their Stuffed Friend to be examined and interact with various Community Health Care Professionals. This creates a positive relationship with the child, caregiver and Health Care Professional;

Therefore, I, Mayor Tim MacPhee, by and with the advice and consent of the Council of the Town of Vegreville, do hereby proclaim November 20th as National Child Day.