Commemorative Ribbon Campaign honours Calgary’s frontline and essential workers

Starting this week, Calgarians will start to see blue, green and orange ribbon decals on City-owned vehicles.

As part of the Commemorative Ribbon Campaign, The City has received a donation of 5,000 brightly coloured ‘Thank You’ ribbon decals from local Calgary businesses to publicly recognize Calgary’s frontline workers and essential services staff. Last week, City Council approved the installation of these ribbons on all City vehicles.

“Although we can say thank you on the Council floor, we need a public, noticeable way to express our deepest gratitude to the individuals working on the front line and providing Calgarians with the essential services necessary to the well-being of Calgary,” says Ward 12 Councillor Shane Keating. “Many of these people are our colleagues at The City; they supply us with clean water, fix our roads, provide our utilities, ensure our homes are working properly, and keep store shelves stocked.”

“The ribbons placed on our City fleet are an excellent reminder and ‘thank-you’ to front-line workers for the work they do,” says Ward 6 Councillor Jeff Davison. “Whether they are a health care professional, emergency responder, water service provider, road crew, or grocery store clerk, let these ribbons serve as a visual representation of our thanks.”

From transit buses to garbage trucks, from police cruisers to maintenance vehicles, these donated ribbon decals will be on display from now until July 31, 2021.

“These decals are a reminder that, in this community, we have each other’s backs,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “The frontline and essential workers continue to be there for us and displaying these decals proudly on City vehicles is one small way we can show our gratitude. A huge thank you to Can West Legacy for donating the decals.”

The City is proud to support the Commemorative Ribbon Campaign in recognition of Calgary’s frontline and essential workers. For more information, or to purchase a ribbon by donation, visit