While February is well known as Black History Month and the month of love, Airdrie City Council gave it a little more meaning to this month at the latest council meeting.

The first of two proclamations that council made was for Wear Red Canada Day in Airdrie.

Council was being asked to proclaim February 13, as Wear Red Canada Day in Airdrie to raise awareness about women's heart health and encourage all Canadian women to be mindful, curious and proactive in the management of their heart health and wellness. The motion was passed unanimously.

The second item they were asked to proclaim was Freedom to Read Week.

Council was also asked to proclaim the week of February 19-25, as Freedom to Read Week in Airdrie, an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed to them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The motion was voted all in favour.

During the meeting, council was also asked to illuminate city hall.

Council was being asked to illuminate City Hall in blue lights on February 22, in support of World Thinking Day a day of international friendship celebrated by Girl Guides and used as an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women around the world. This motion was also passed unanimously.

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