#Purple4PEDAW 2016: Call for Venues!

The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is searching for venues in British Columbia willing to turn their lights purple in support of the 3rd annual #Purple4PEDAW event in early February, 2016.

#Purple4PEDAW is a day designed to bring awareness to eating
disorders.  In February 2015, landmarks in BC with purple lights included:

  • BC Place
  • The dome at Science World at TELUS World of Science
  • The South
    Okanagan Events Centre
  • The Plaza at Surrey City Hall
  • The Fountain at Lafarge
    Lake in Coquitlam
  • The Olympic Cauldron at the Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre
  • The Bastion in Nanaimo
  • Cranes at BC Children’s Hospital

Members of the public showed their support by wearing purple and shared photos
both of themselves, and of landmarks with purple lights.

Date: Feb. 5, 2016 will be the official #Purple4PEDAW day. We encourage venues to turn purple on this day, or for the duration of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 1- Feb. 7th, 2016.

How to get involved:

Email us if:

  • Your venue wants to take part in our 2016 event
  • You have ideas of potential venues in your own community
  • You have a contact connected to a venue with whom PEDAW can follow up


Spread the word:

Download a copy of our call for venues and pass it on to your contacts and organizations in your community.  Encourage them to take part in our 2016 event and register their support by emailing us.


Storify from 2015



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