September is national Big Brothers Big Sisters Month (BBBS) and to celebrate, a number of famous landmarks across Canada will be lit purple.
Over the course of the month, the BBBS of Canada will be launching their national campaign – “Imagine Who We Will Become.”
It’s an initiative that recruits mentors and raises funds to help support and encourage youth across Canada.
Four different themes that represent the key pillars of the organization are celebrated on a weekly basis – be smart, be proud, be you, and be loud.
Last year’s campaign was BBBS’ most successful event in history. The organization received 3,886 volunteer inquiries, almost instantly filling the need for 4,000 youth mentors. This year, they’re hoping to surpass that number.
To raise awareness, on Tuesday, September 18, the following landmarks in the following provinces will light up in purple.
Toronto: The CN Tower and Toronto Sign
Vancouver: BC Place, Rogers Arena, Vancouver City Hall, and Lafarge Lake
Victoria: The Steamship Terminal
Calgary: Reconciliation Bridge and Calgary Tower
London: London City Hall, Forks of the Thames
Montreal: Olympic Stadium
Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls
Victoria: The Royal BC Museum
Halifax: Halifax City Hall
For more information, or to help support the cause, you can check out their website.