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Bastion Lighting Colour Purple:  Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Month

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The “Purple Light Nights Campaign” began in 2006 in Covington, Washington state, USA, as a fundraiser for the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force. The campaign is now in 24 US states, 3 Canadian provinces and 12 communities in British Columba. The colour purple is the symbolic colour of Domestic Violence and represents courage, creativity, wisdom, dignity and peace. Community businesses, government and non-government agencies and residents will be encouraged to decorate their businesses or residences with purple lights or purple decorations during the month of October. The Bastion will be coloured purple on October 13 - 20 and October 22 - 29, 2021

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