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Canada to shine blue for Arthritis Awareness Month

Buildings and landmarks across Canada will be lit up in blue at the beginning of September to shine a spotlight on arthritis and mark the start of Arthritis Awareness Month.   

Help us shine even brighter by asking your town or municipality or a landmark in your community to join the cause by illuminating in blue sometime in September. You can use the request form [PDF 528kB] we've created.

Below is the list of landmarks/buildings we’ve already secured and the dates they’ll be illuminated.  

If you community is already taking part, you can help us build awareness about the fire of arthritis by taking a picture of yourself at your nearest landmark, sharing it on social media, tagging the Arthritis Society Canada (@ArthritisSoc on Twitter, @ArthritisSociety on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn) adding the hashtag #shine4arthritis.

British Columbia (all lightings take place Sept. 1 except two in Vancouver)

Kelowna: Spirit of Sails Statue 
Maple Ridge: Maple Ridge City Hall  
Nanaimo: City of Nanaimo Bastion 
Port Moody: Port Moody City Hall  
Port Coquitlam: Port Coquitlam City Hall   
Vancouver Olympic Torch with blue lightVictoria: Victoria City Hall  
Whistler: Fitzsimmons Covered Bridge

Burrard Street Bridge
City Hall
Sails of Light  
BC Place Roof Lighting  (Sept. 3)
Vancouver Convention Centre  (Sept. 3) 


Telus SPARK (Sept. 3)
Reconciliation Bridge (Sept. 1)
Calgary Tower (Sept. 2)  

Edmonton: High Level Bridge (Sept. 1)  
Red Deer: Red Deer City Hall (Sept. 1)   
Grand Prairie: Sundial (Sept. 1)

Saskatchewan (all lightings Sept. 1) 

Moose Jaw: Moose Jaw City Hall 
Regina: Regina City Hall   

Saskatoon City Hall
Remai Modern
SaskTel Centre


Winnipeg: Winnipeg 3D Sign (Sept. 2)  


Niagara Falls in blueGuelph: Market Square (Sept. 1-8)  

London (all lightings Sept. 1) 
Canada Life  
City Hall 
JA Taylor Building 
RBC Place London 
Sifton Properties  

Kitchener: Carl Zehr Square (Sept. 1)
Niagara Falls: The Falls (Sept. 1 10:30-10:45 p.m.)  
Toronto sign in blueOttawa: Shaw Centre (Sept. 1)

Peterborough: Centennial Fountain (Sept. 1-3)
Peterborough City Hall (Sept. 1-3)

Sudbury: Big Nickel (Sept. 1) 
Sarnia: City Hall (Sept. 1)  
Toronto: Toronto 3D Sign (Sept. 1)  
Toronto: CN Tower (Sept. 1)


Montreal: Olympic Tower (Sept. 1) 
Sherbrooke: Promenades de la Gorge de la rivière Magog (Sept. 1-8)

New Brunswick 

Fredericton: City Hall (Aug. 29-Sept. 5) 
Saint John: City Market (Sept. 1)  

Moncton (all lightings are Sept. 1) 
Moncton City Hall  
Moncton Downing Street  
Moncton Downtown Place 

Nova Scotia 

Halifax City Hall in blueHalifax: City Hall (Sept. 2)  

New Glasgow (lightings Sept. 1) 
Glasgow Square Theatre  
Gazebo in Carmichael Park 

Prince Edward Island 

Charlottetown: City Hall (Sept. 2)   


Mount Pearl: City Hall (Sept. 1)  
St. John’s: St. John’s City Hall (Sept. 1)   

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