Local, national, or international awareness issues that build community or are related to community health issues.
(Important note Health-related requests must be aligned with Health Canada’s Calendar of Health Promotion Days or it can be reasonably determined that the awareness campaign, event, or activity could significantly impact the community.)
Events or occasions that contribute to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of Vancouver
We reserve the right to deny requests that:
Do not align with the above criteria
Contravene our policies or by-laws
Are mainly personal, political, religious, or commercial in nature
Are organizations that do not have a presence in Canada
Information icon Submit your form at least six weeks and no more than 6 months before your requested date.
Information icon Requests are processed in the order in which they are received. You will be notified approximately two weeks prior to the requested date if your request is approved.
In the event of extenuating circumstances, approved illumination requests may be subject to revision or delay by the City.
Names of charities, non-profits, and organizations submitting requests will not appear in any communication from the City.
Staff have full and final authority to implement the City Hall and Burrard Street Bridge illumination program criteria. By submitting a lighting request for City Hall or Burrard Bridge, you agree that the decisions of City staff are final.
September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange)
October 2, Wrongful Conviction Day (Yellow)
October 7, International Trigeminal Neuralgia Day (Teal)
October 9, Light Up for World PANS Panda Day (Red)
October 10, Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day 2023 (Purple)
October 11, International Day of the Girl (Orange)
October 13, World Thrombosis Day (Blue)
October 17, Waste Reduction Week in Canada (Green)
October 19, National Psoriatic Arthritis Day (Purple)
October 20, Mark It Read for Dyslexia (Red)
October 25, Rotary International World Polio Day (Red)
October 26, Intersex Awareness Day (Purple)
October 27, World Occupational Therapy Day (Blue)
October 29, Light Canada Purple for Rett Syndrome Awareness (Purple)
October 31, Shine a Teal Light for Food Allergy Awareness (Teal)
Ongoing illuminations (2023)
January 22, Lunar New Year (Red)
January 26-27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yellow)
January 29, Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia (Green)
February 1, Black History Month (Black, Red, Green and Gold)
March 8, International Women's Day (Purple)
March 20, Nowruz (Green)
March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN Blue)
April 20, Eid al-Fitr (Green)
May 23, Komagata Maru Remembrance Day (Orange)
June 10, Italian Heritage Month (Green, White, Red)
June 20, World Refugee Day (Orange)
June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day (Orange)
June 28, Eid al-Adha (Green)
July 25, Pride Week (Rainbow)
November 11, Remembrance Day (Red)
November 12, Diwali (Yellow)
December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Purple)
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