March is Epilepsy Awareness Month

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month in Canada. Here are some ideas for celebrating and raising epilepsy awareness.

Sharing your epilepsy story is a powerful way to raise awareness and to help others. Personal stories put a face to epilepsy.  Your story may help someone with epilepsy feel less alone, and could even inspire them to share their own epilepsy story.  This March, consider sharing your story with friends, by posting it on social media, or presenting it at your school or workplace.  Some people have also chosen to put their story on our website or on other epilepsy related websites.  

Check out local epilepsy stories on Epilepsy Saskatoon's website HERE.  There are additional stories on the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance website.

Each year on "Purple Day", March 26th, monuments, landmarks and buildings are being lit purple to celebrate epilepsy awareness.  Some highlights in previous years are:

  • Toronto: The CN Tower, Toronto sign at City Hall

  • Vancouver: BC Place, Canada Place, the Science Centre

  • Calgary: Calgary Tower

  • London: London City Hall

  • Montreal: Olympic Stadium

  • Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls

  • Halifax: Halifax City Hall, Citadel Hill

This year, both the SaskTel Centre and the Triovost Building at River Centre will be joining the ranks of other landmarks by lighting up in PURPLE!!  If you are aware of another building/object that might be willing to "get lit", let us know and we will try to contact them!

How You Can Participate

On the evening of March 26th, get your picture taken in front of one of these buildings and post it to your social media and tag us

@EpilepsySaskatoon (Facebook) 

@EpilepsySask (twitter).


Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy. Every March 26th, people around the world wear purple and host events to support epilepsy awareness.  In many communities a Purple Day flag is displayed at civic landmarks and civic governments proclaim March Epilepsy month.

 

Epilepsy Saskatoon's Purple Day flag will fly on a guest flagpole at Saskatoon City Hall from March 24th, through to March 30th.   

 

JOIN US for the flag raising party, coffee and purple treats!

Civic Square - Saskatoon City Hall  

Monday, March 24th 

11 am - 1 pm

See you there!!

Support from the community quite simply warms our hearts!

Once again,  d'Lish by Tish Cafe (@livingdlish) is supporting Epilepsy Saskatoon with the resurrection of the Purple Warrior Latte.

Available all March, $1 from each latte purchased will be donated to epilepsy research and awareness.

d'Lish by Tish Cafe is located at 

702A 14th Street East

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Purple Lights

Flag Raising & Proclamation

It's Purple, It's Delicious

Contact us if you would like to be involved in the planning or execution of any Epilepsy Saskatoon activities

Tell YOUR Story

Meetings..

333 4th Ave. N. Saskatoon

Call Us:

306 665-1939

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