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Posted: August 29, 2022
Across Canada

Illuminating Craniofacial Acceptance Month

***Update: Due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, there will be changes to this schedule, with some locations lighting up for Craniofacial Acceptance on new September dates or later in the year. We are grateful to the locations that have been able to change their schedules to recognize acceptance of facial differences and a commitment to building inclusion.***

AboutFace is excited to illuminate Canada for Craniofacial Acceptance Month once again!

Each September, Craniofacial Acceptance Month is recognized; it's a time to raise awareness about facial differences and build acceptance across all aspects of society.

AboutFace has partnered with many cities and monuments, and illuminations will be happening in every province this year. Illuminations help draw attention to the important work AboutFace undertakes to create cultivate equity and opportunity for individuals with a facial difference through supportive programming, advocacy, and education.

People can participate by sharing pictures of illuminated monuments in their home communities on social media. People can tag AboutFace at the social media handles below and use the hashtags: #CraniofacialAcceptanceMonth and/or #AboutFaceIlluminations.

Instagram: @AboutFaceCanada
Twitter: @AboutFace
Facebook: @AboutFaceCanada
LinkedIn: @AboutFace

Here is the schedule of illuminations:

Truro LibraryTruroNSSeptember 1 2022
Toronto signTorontoONSeptember 1 2022
New Brunswick Legislative AssemblyFrederictonNBSeptember 2-5 2022
Victoria Street BridgeTrailBCSeptember 2 2022
Government HouseSt. John’sNLSeptember 2 2022
Mississauga Civic Centre Clock TowerMississaugaONSeptember 2 2022
Halifax City HallHalifaxNSSeptember 3 2022
Charlottetown City HallCharlottetownPESeptember 4 2022
BC PlaceVancouverBCSeptember 6 2022
Science WorldVancouverBCSeptember 6 2022
Canada Place Sails of LightVancouverBCSeptember 6 2022
Maple Ridge City HallMaple RidgeBCSeptember 6 2022
Vancouver Convention CentreVancouverBCSeptember 6 2022
City Hall and Burrard Street Bridge VancouverBCSeptember 7 2022
Bloedel ConservatoryVancouverBCSeptember 7 2022
Regina City HallReginaSKSeptember 8-9 2022
River Walk CommonsNewmarketONSeptember 8 2022
Manitoba Legislative BuildingWinnipegMBSeptember 9 2022
Brant Street PierBurlingtonONSeptember 9 2022
Vaughan City HallVaughanONSeptember 13 2022
La Grande Roue de MontréalMontrealQCSeptember 14 2022
Fitzsimmons Creek BridgeWhistlerBCSeptember 14 2022
Niagara FallsNiagara FallsONSeptember 14 2022
City Hall Clock TowerMoose JawSKSeptember 15 2022
Calgary TowerCalgaryABSeptember 16 2022
Winnipeg Sign at the ForksWinnipegMBSeptember 16 2022
CN TowerTorontoONSeptember 16 2022
Legislative Assembly of British ColumbiaVictoriaBCSeptember 20 2022
TELUS Spark Science CentreCalgaryABSeptember 20 2022
IG StadiumWinnipegMBSeptember 20 2022
Downing StreetMonctonNBSeptember 20 2022
Avenir Centre and PlazaMonctonNBSeptember 20 2022
McMahon StadiumCalgaryABSeptember 21 2022
TCU PlaceSaskatoonSKSeptember 21-23 2022
Kingston City Hall & Springer Market SquareKingstonONSeptember 23 2022
Hamilton SignHamiltonONSeptember 26-28 2022
Red Deer City HallRed DeerABSeptember 27 2022
Vaughan City HallVaughanONSeptember 27 2022
RBC PlaceLondonONSeptember 27 2022
London City HallLondonONSeptember 27 2022
JA Taylor BuildingLondonONSeptember 27 2022
Canada Life BuildingLondonONSeptember 27 2022
High Level BridgeEdmontonABOctober 21 2022


Questions about illuminations or suggestions for monuments to be illuminated in the future can be directed to AboutFace's Communications Officer, Kelsey Ferrill:

Notes: AboutFace is grateful to each location for their support. Changes in schedules may occur and AboutFace will make every effort to update any changes in the schedule which are provided, in advance. Some locations may light up in only one or two colours, depending on availability.

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