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Invite Mayor Sohi to attend or speak at your event. All requests are subject to the Mayor's availability.
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Amarjeet Sohi was sworn in as the 36th mayor of Edmonton on October 26, 2021.
When I came here, I was 18 years old and had little to my name. But I was lucky. I wasn’t in just any city. I was in Edmonton.
Our schools and public libraries helped me learn to speak English. I found friendship and community playing sports and performing in the arts. And I got to discover the city through the windows of our buses—until one day I got a job driving one.
Eventually my bus stopped at City Hall when Edmonton took a chance on me as a city councillor. It was my honour to work hard for a city that invested in me through public services. Every day was an opportunity to give back to a place that gave me so much, the place where my wife, Sarbjeet, and I raised our daughter.
My passion for Edmonton took me all the way to Ottawa. I served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Minister of Natural Resources, overseeing billions in investments in our economic future.
From bus driver to city councillor to member of parliament, my experiences have shown me what it takes to bring people together—and build a thriving city for all.
Note: Requests must be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to the required date to be considered.
A proclamation is a formal document that dedicates a day, week or month to honour a special event, cause or purpose. Proclamations may be requested by Edmonton-based organizations and are intended to recognize initiatives or events that directly impact Edmontonians, including:
The Mayor’s Office may deny requests that are mainly personal, private, partisan, polarizing or commercial in nature. Some requests that do not meet the criteria for a proclamation may instead be considered for a congratulatory certificate.
Mayor's messages are short greetings of about four paragraphs usually written for publication in programs or booklets by organizers of community events or conferences. They are signed by the Mayor and can include his picture if requested.
Certificates of Congratulations
Certificates of congratulations are custom certificates to recognize special events and achievements in the community. Certificates are often presented to people and organizations on reaching a significant milestone in their life or history — an anniversary, birthdays for persons celebrating 65th birthdays and older, certificates to athletes and to businesses on official openings.
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Daria Nordell, Strategic Coordinator
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