Attend a teal monument lighting near you and help raise food allergy awareness during Halloween. Register for our upcoming small group webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Learn about our support groups and five reasons for joining one. Plus, watch our celebrating safely encore presentation series to help you prepare for a fun and safe Thanksgiving and Halloween.
Throughout October: Monuments lighting up in teal for #ShineATealLight
Monuments and significant landmarks across the country will light up in teal throughout the month to drive awareness of our #ShineATealLight campaign and to show support for food allergy this Halloween season. Thanks to our friends at Turn It Teal/Light It Teal for starting this initiative which has now spread across North America!
Attend a lighting near you and share your pics!
Here is the current list of scheduled monument lightings. If you visit them in person, we’d love to see your photos. Share them on social media using the hashtag #ShineATealLight and #LightItTeal so we can like and share! Please follow public health guidance in your area while visiting the lightings during this time.
|BC Place||Vancouver, BC||October 18, 2021|
|SaskTel Centre||Saskatoon, SK||October 28, 2021|
|Riverwalk Commons and the Fred A. Lundy Bridge (located on Water Street)||Newmarket, ON||October 28, 2021|
|Downing Street||Moncton, NB||October 29-31, 2021|
|City of Coquitlam: Fountain at Lafarge Lake, located in Town Centre Park, and the light columns and SkyTrain guideway pillars along Pinetree Way.||Coquitlam, BC||October 30, 2021|
|Dome at Telus Spark Science Centre||Vancouver, BC||October 31, 2021|
|Telus Spark Science Centre||Calgary, AB||October 31, 2021|
|Lethbridge City Hall||Lethbridge, AB||October 31, 2021|
|Niagara Falls||Niagara Falls, ON||October 31, 2021|
|3D Toronto Sign||Toronto, ON||October 31, 2021|
|Halifax City Hall||Halifax, NS||October 31, 2021|
We will be adding more lightings throughout the month, so be sure to check back on our teal lightings page for the most up-to-date list.
Small group webinar (maximum 6 participants): Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis
Do you care for a child with food allergy? Attend one of our free 90-minute interactive small group webinars led by a trained parent mentor. You’ll learn fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis, while connecting with others in our community who can relate!
These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with food allergy. It’s also a great session for others who are interested in this topic or would like a refresher.
Following the session, you’ll be able to answer:
- What are food allergy and anaphylaxis
- How to avoid a reaction
- What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
- What to do in an emergency
Sessions are limited to 6 attendees, so be sure to register now to save your spot. Our next sessions are Saturday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 20th.
If you have already attended one of these webinars, please let others know so they can also benefit. Please share!
Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect with one virtually!
Support groups provide valuable information on how other families are successfully living with food allergy. Plus, they are an excellent way to stay updated on any new developments in the food allergy community, connect with others near you, and exchange tips on managing food allergy during this time.
The leaders of the Metro Vancouver Anaphylaxis Group outline five reasons you should join a support group, including:
- At first diagnosis
- Being in the loop
- Knowing you’re not alone
- Access to special events
- Opportunities for advocacy
Visit our support group page to connect with a support group near you. If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.
Encore presentation series: Halloween and holidays
In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. With Thanksgiving and Halloween coming up, watch our celebrating safely series to help you prepare for safe and fun holidays. You’ll learn tips for staying safe with food allergy during celebrations, like tips for reading food labels and how to avoid cross-contamination. Plus, learn how you can be allergy aware, #ShineATealLight to keep kids safe on Halloween, and discover allergy-friendly recipes for Halloween.
Watch the videos below and please share with others to spread food allergy awareness!
Topic: Halloween with food allergy – for kids 7-11
Topic: #ShineATealLight for Halloween
Watch this short video to learn how you can #ShineATealLight to drive awareness for kids with food allergy on Halloween.