Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#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. 
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

1 comment:

  1. Eating disorders are a very scary thing to deal with. They are typically accompanied with a problem with body image from what I remember. I know quite a few people who have eating disorders. Among the ones I know of is compulsive over eating, anorexia, and bulemia. Of course they are unhealthy to have.

    Margaretta Cloutier @ Aspire Wellness Center


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