Paint Canada Purple for World PH Day

Sunday, May 5, 2019 will mark the 8th annual World PH Day. This year again, PHA Canada will celebrate and spread awareness of PH by illuminating several Canadian Monuments in Purple.

For the past five years, thanks to the efforts of members of our community, monuments have been illuminated in periwinkle purple on May 5th from shore to shore, including landmarks such as: BC Place, Vancouver; Calgary Tower, Calgary; High Level Bridge, Edmonton; CN Tower, Toronto; Niagara Falls, Niagara; Ottawa Heritage Building, Ottawa; and Olympic Tower, Montreal!

To ensure that Canada shines bright in periwinkle purple on May 5th this year again, please help us by sending requests for monuments in your area to be illuminated. PH patient and advocate Loretta Chu has researched an impressive list of Canadian monuments that accept illumination requests. Click on the links below to access illumination request forms and contacts for various monuments.

Download our illumination request template letter. This letter is a general request to illuminate a monument, and it will only take you moments to customise it to your monument and your area.

*Monument has been illuminated in the past for World PH Day.

While all of these monuments are open to being illuminated for special causes, this is by no means a comprehensive list of all potential monuments across Canada. A simple request to the civic authorities in your town or city could result in lighting up many other buildings!

Make sure to let us know about the monuments that will be illuminated so we can promote the illumination to our community and try to get media coverage. Contact our Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Michaël, at to share your achievements or if you have any questions!

We look forward to seeing Canada lit up on World PH Day!


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