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Lighting it teal! Putting the spotlight on food allergy across Canada

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month, and what better way to highlight the important issue of food allergy than to literally shine a light on it? The colour of our cause is teal, and this month, monuments across Canada basked in teal light to raise awareness of food allergy.

With 2.6 million Canadians managing at least one food allergy, these illuminations are not merely visual displays, but symbolic reminders of the need to work together to learn more about food allergy and strive to accommodate it across the nation.

Share your pics!

Here is the current list of past and scheduled monument lightings. If you happen to visit them in person, we’d love to see your photos, which you can share on social media using the hashtags #allergyaware and #TurnItTeal.

Location

Date

Port Credit Lighthouse, Port Credit, ON

May 1, 2018

Reconciliation Bridge (formerly the Langevin Bridge), Calgary, AB

May 13, 2018

Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, ON

May 16, 2018

Civic Clock Tower, Mississauga, ON

May 16, 2018

Fountain at the Forks, London, ON

May 17-19, 2018

JA Taylor Building, London, ON

May 17-19, 2018

London City Hall, London, ON

May 17-19, 2018

London Life Building, London, ON

May 17-20, 2018

City of Markham Civic Centre, Markham, ON

May 18, 2018

Niagara Falls, ON

May 18, 2018

Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls, ON

May 18, 2018

BC Place, Vancouver, BC

May 19, 2018

High Level Bridge, Edmonton, AB

May 19, 2018

Calgary Tower, Calgary, AB

May 19, 2018

CN Tower, Toronto, ON

May 19, 2018

3D Toronto Sign, Toronto, ON

May 19, 2018

Toronto City Hall Towers, Toronto, ON

May 19, 2018

Welland Bridge 13, Welland, ON

May 19, 2018

Montreal City Hall, Montreal, QC

May 19, 2018

Canada Place Sails of Light, Vancouver, BC

May 20, 2018

Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, BC

May 20, 2018

Dome at Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver, BC

May 25, 2018


To read more about the exciting events taking place during Food Allergy Awareness Month, please click here!

For a full list of the teal lightings across North America, check out Turn It Teal.