Tag Days

Tag Days

WHAT IS A TAG DAY?

A Tag Day is a designated date(s) which gives your local club or organization permission to solicit on public streets and sidewalks within the City limits. They are an important fund raiser for many local groups to assist with equipment, training and travel needs. 

HOW AND WHEN DO I APPLY FOR A TAG DAY?

All organizations wishing to conduct Tag Days during the calendar year are requested to apply to City Council by letter.  Please note there are no application forms.  The deadlines are advertised each year generally in November.  Groups having received a tag day in the previous year are notified of the application process.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO INCLUDE IN MY LETTER OF REQUEST FOR A TAG DAY?

Please include the following details in your letter of request: 

1.  The preferred Tag Day date(s).
2.  Minimum of 2 alternate dates.
3.  Proposed locations.
4.  The purpose for which the Tag Day is required.
5.  The name of the organization.
6.  Contact(s) for the organization (including residential and email addresses; phone and cell  numbers).

WHO APPROVES TAG DAYS?

The City approves tag days for approximately 36 organizations annually. 

You will also need to obtain permission directly from property owners/managers to solicit in front of their stores and in their parking lots. 

WHERE AM I PERMITTED TO SOLICIT ON MY TAG DAY?

We encourage your tag day volunteers to not block the entrances to buildings or otherwise inconvenience the public or businesses in the vicinity.  It is also recommended that your volunteers be identified in some way, and that the cans used for donations be secured and well marked.

IS THERE TAG DAY ETIQUETTE I SHOULD FOLLOW?

Most local businesses coordinate tag days on their property with the City's schedule.  However, a number of businesses no longer allow tag days on their property.  Other retail stores have expressed concern and ask that organizations seek their permission first.

As a courtesy to the property owner and to help prevent more than one organization from showing up to solicit in front of the same business at the same time, please obtain the necessary permission well in advance of your tag day.

It is recommended that your volunteers be identified in some way, and that the cans used for donations be secured and well marked.

For more information, please contact
Davina Hartwell
City Clerk

City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8

Telephone: 
250-720-2810
Mobile: 250-731-6101