Bastion Lighting Calendar

  • Bastion Lighting Colour Red: Valentine's Day on February 14, 2023

    Feb 14, 2023

    It originated as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Blue: Guiding Lights Across BC (Girl Guides of Canada) on February 22, 2023

    Feb 22, 2023

    Every year on February 22, Girl Guides celebrate World Thinking Day, a day of international friendship. It is an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women, celebrate the founding of Girl Guides, and be connected to the 10 million members around the world who are part of the Guiding movement.
  • Bastion Lighting Colours Blue, Green, Pink and Purple: Rare Disease Day on February 28

    Feb 28, 2023

    Held on the last day of February each year, World Rare Disease Day is an annual observance to raise awareness for 400 million people affected by rare diseases globally.
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Red: Amyloidosis Awareness Month

    Mar 15, 2023

    Most people are unfamiliar with amyloidosis, often diagnosed late since they are unaware of what this rare disease is or what symptoms to look for. Amyloidosis occurs when a protein called amyloid builds up in organs which can make them not work properly such as heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous systems and digestive tract. The Amyloidosis Foundation is working to change that, declaring March as Amyloidosis Awareness Month.
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Red: Amyloidosis Awareness Month on March 15, 2023

    Mar 15, 2023

    Amyloidosis is a group of rare diseases that occur when an abnormal protein, amyloid, accumulates in the body’s tissues and organs and, if left untreated, can result in organ failure and can be fatal
  • Bastion Lighting Colour Purple: Epilepsy & Seizure Education Purple Day on March 26

    Mar 26, 2023

    On March 26th it is National Purple Day; a day started by a 9-year-old girl named Cassidy Megan from Nova Scotia, Canada, who wanted to spread the word that those with epilepsy can lead normal lives and that those witnessing seizures do not have to be afraid. She wanted kids with epilepsy to know they are not alone. In March 2012, Purple Day received the Royal Assent and became a legal day for epilepsy awareness in Canada. There is approximately 360,000 Canadians living with epilepsy and it affects 1 in 100 people worldwide

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Administrative Assistant to Mayor & Council 250-755-4400
mayor.council@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: October 24, 2022

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