October 10th is the first year anniversary of the death of Amanda Todd, who took her own life after being bullied online. It is also the first anniversary of Mental Health Day. Amanda’s mother, Carol Todd, along with hundreds of supporters are appealing to people and organizations across the world to light the world purple and raise awareness about mental health issues among vulnerable youth and the dangers of bullying.
Can you change the world by changing colour? Maybe not, but it’s a start.
Visit the Facebook pageand pass it on. Together we can use social media to power kindness, not bullying.
Check out the following places around the world for the colour purple!
- Airdrie, Alberta – Water tower, lights, and city support
- Boston, Massachusetts – Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge
- Burnaby, BC – Grand Villa Casino
- Calgary, Alberta – Langevin Bridge
- City of Port Moody, BC – lighting the Brovold Room at City Hall purple
- City of Coquitlam, BC – water fountain at Lafarge Lake
- Lethbridge, Alberta – City Hall
- Langford, BC – Water fountain will be purple
- Los Angeles, California – LAX Airport pylons
- Melbourne, Australia – Crown Towers and Crown Atrium
- Montreal, Quebec – Olympic Stadium
- Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Mac The Moose
- Niagara Falls, Ontario/New York – will be purple (9 – 9:15 pm) (10 – 10:15 pm)
- Ottawa – Heritage Building
- Salt Spring Island – lights
- Toronto, Ontario – CN Tower, City Hall Towers
- Vancouver, BC – BC Place, Science World, Olympic Cauldron
- Vancouver, BC – Heritage buildings
- Vancouver, BC – PNE staff asked to wear purple
Learn more information about the Amanda Todd legacy.