Bastion Lighting Calendar

  • Bastion Lighting Colour Teal: International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

    Oct 7, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day is on October 7 and serves as an opportunity for those living with facial pain and their loved ones to come together to raise awareness, educate people about this rare condition, and raise money for support organizations and research. Trigeminal neuralgia is pain associated with your trigeminal nerve, which you may feel in your lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw and/or lower jaw. Everyone’s symptoms are different: you may experience extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like pain in the face that lasts a few seconds or minutes. For some people, the pain is constant aching, throbbing and/or stabbing.
  • Bastion Lighting Colours Red, Brown Yellow, Orange: Thanksgiving Day

    Oct 12, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual Canadian holiday, held on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
  • Bastion Lighting Colours Purple and Blue: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 21, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Light It Up on October 21 is a campaign in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and the many ways people who have a disability contribute to businesses and communities across Canada; and help companies be successful and competitive.
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Orange: Halloween

    Oct 31, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Halloween is observed annually on the night of 31 October. It is believed to have originated primarily as a Celtic celebration marking the division of the light and dark halves of the year, when the boundary between the living and the dead was believed to be at its thinnest. Halloween customs, such as wearing disguises to ward off ghosts and offering food to appease malevolent spirits, were brought to Canada in the mid-to-late 1800s by Irish and Scottish immigrants. North America’s first recorded instance of dressing in disguise on Halloween was in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1898, while the first recorded use of the term trick or treat was in Lethbridge, Alberta, in 1927.
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Red: Remembrance Day

    Nov 11, 2021, 4:00 PM

    Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide assistance to Veterans. The Bastion will be coloured red November 10 - 12.
  • Bastion Lighting Colours Red and Green: Christmas

    Dec 22, 2021, 4:00 PM

    Christmas (which means "The Mass of Christ") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. The Bastion will be coloured red and green December 22 - January 1

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Last updated: January 3, 2020

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