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Vancouver landmarks to light up purple for Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Several buildings across Vancouver will light up purple in recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Week from February 1 to 7, 2016.

The City of Vancouver has proclaimed the beginning of February as Eating Disorder Awareness Week in honour of the thousands of people across the city, and the millions across the country, who suffer from an eating disorder. PEDAW, the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week organization has coordinated with the city to turn seven buildings and landmarks purple.

The #Purple4PEDAW campaign will be in full effect on February 5, when members of the public are invited to wear purple, take photos of themselves and of any purple B.C. landmarks and share on the campaign’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Approximately 1.5% of young women in Canada aged 15 to 24 have an eating disorder, according to statistics from 2002. Sadly, roughly 10% of people with anorexia, one of several different kinds of eating disorders, will die within 10 years of developing the illness, making the disease the most fatal psychiatric illness of our time.

Vancouver buildings lighting up purple for Eating Disorder Awareness Week:

  • BC Place
  • The dome at Science World at TELUS World of Science – February 5
  • Sails at Canada Place – February 5
  • Olympic Cauldron Arms at Jack Poole Plaza – February 5
  • City Hall – February 5
  • Kalen Capital Building – February 5
  • Leckie Building – February 5
  • Trees in Civic Plaza, North Vancouver – February 1 to 7
  • District Hall, North Vancouver – February 1 to 7

OTHER AREAS ACROSS BC~  See our list in progress:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cqFHsijTT7jaNMKJ8mdD_Rfx5f-cOfwrIRwH61TiOyc/edit?usp=sharing

 

Fraser Valley

The ACT Arts Centre

11944 Haney Place

District of Maple Ridge

Feb. 1-7

Grand Villa Casino

4331 Dominion St.

Burnaby

Feb. 1-7

Fountain at Lafarge Lake

1205 Pinetree Way

City of Coquitlam

Feb. 5

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

2080 United Boulevard

City of Coquitlam

Feb. 5

Evergreen Cultural Centre

1205 Pinetree Way

City of Coquitlam

Feb. 1-7

Bosa Properties Crane, UpTown

580 Clarke Road

City of Coquitlam

Feb. 1-7

Inlet Centre Fire Hall

150 Newport Dr.

City of Port Moody

Feb. 1-7

Port Moody Civic Centre Brovold Room

100 Newport Drive

City of Port Moody

Feb. 1-7

Plaza at Surrey City Hall

13450 104 Avenue

City of Surrey

Feb. 5

Bosa Properties Crane, University District

13398 104th Ave

City of Surrey

Feb. 1-7

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (Reader Board ~ message about #Purple4PEDAW)

32900 South Fraser Way

City of Abbotsford  

Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

Cottonwood Mall (Reader Board ~ message about #Purple4PEDAW)

45585 Luckakuck Way

City of Chilliwack

Jan. 27 - Feb. 8

 

Vancouver Island

BC Parliament Buildings Ceremonial Entrance

501 Belleville St

City of Victoria

Feb. 5

*Depending on other lighting requests may be lit up Feb. 1-7

Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville Street

City of Victoria

Feb. 2-7

Municipal Hall

2167 Oak Bay Avenue

District of Oak Bay

Feb. 1-7

Bastion

95 Front St

City of Nanaimo

Feb. 1-7

The Town Circle

Corner of Port Augusta Street and Comox Avenue

Town of Comox

Feb. 1-7

Bandshell in Beacon Park

At the foot of Beacon Ave, 2540 Beacon Ave.

Town of Sidney

Feb. 1-7

City of Langford Welcome Sign

2625 Peatt Rd (in front of Firehall No.1)

Feb. 1-8

City Hall

200 Craig Street

City of Duncan

Feb. 5

Campbell River Community Centre (Balcony)

401 – 11th Ave

City of Campbell River

Feb. 1-7

 

Northern

UNBC Bookstore Skylights

City of Prince George

Feb. 1-7

Chetwynd & District Rec Centre

4552 North Access Road

District of Chetwynd

Feb. 1-7

Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts

10401 – 10 Street

City of Dawson Creek

Feb. 1-7

Pomeroy Sport Centre

9324 - 96 Street

City of Fort St. John

Feb. 5

 

 

Interior

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

1007 Vernon Avenue

City of Revelstoke

Feb. 3

South Okanagan Events Centre

853 Eckhardt Avenue West

City of Penticton

Feb. 1-7

The Cannery Trade Centre (Reader Board ~ message about #Purple4PEDAW)

1475 Fairview Road

City of Penticton

Feb. 1-7

Kelowna Community Theatre

1375 Water Street

City of Kelowna

Feb. 1-7

Kelowna General Hospital (Skywalk)

2268 Pandosy Street

City of Kelowna

Feb. 1-7

Sagebrush Theatre

821 Munro St

City of Kamloops

Feb. 1-7