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Shining blue for Arthritis Awareness Month

Buildings and landmarks across Canada will be aglow in blue this week to shine a spotlight on arthritis and mark the start of Arthritis Awareness Month.  

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 and adding the hashtag #ItsNotJustArthritis.   

What’s closest to you?   

Wednesday, Sept. 1 

British Columbia 

  • Maple Ridge – City Hall
  • Port Coquitlam – City Hall 
  • Surrey – Civic Plaza  
  • Vancouver – B.C. Place 
  • Vancouver – Sails of Light 
  • Victoria – Parliament Building  
  • Victoria – City Hall 
  • Whistler – Fitzsimmons Covered Bridge  


  • Calgary – Telus Spark 


  • Winnipeg – 3D Sign 


  • London – 195 Dufferin Ave. 
  • London – Canada Life Building 
  • London – City Hall  
  • London – RBC Place 
  • Niagara Falls – The Falls 
  • Fort Erie – Peace Bridge  
  • Toronto – 3D Sign 
  • Toronto – CN Tower 
  • Toronto – Canada Life Building 

New Brunswick 

  • Moncton – Downing Street 
  • Moncton – Downtown Place 

Prince Edward Island 

  • Charlottetown – City Hall 

Thursday, Sept. 2 

  • Edmonton – High Level Bridge  
  • Vancouver – Burrard Bridge  
  • Mississauga – Port Credit Lighthouse  
  • Toronto – City Hall 

Friday, Sept. 3 

  • Calgary Tower  

Until Monday, Sept. 6 

  • Fredericton City Hall 

Wednesday, Sept. 8

  • Halifax City Hall

If there’s no site near you, why not turn on a blue light at your own home and take a picture? We can all shine a spotlight on arthritis in September – from coast to coast to coast. 

The Arthritis Society is also grateful to the following municipal and provincial governments, which will be making proclamations to mark Arthritis Awareness Month. They are Vancouver, Victoria, Regina, Saskatoon, Ottawa, Fredericton, British Columbia, Manitoba and Yukon. 

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