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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 in News

March 20, 2019

Landmarks across Canada will be lit up in red to mark World Tuberculosis Day

OTTAWA, ON – On Sunday March 24, 2019 landmarks in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Victoria will be lit up in red starting at sundown to mark World Tuberculosis (TB). As part of a global effort to shine a light on the fight against TB, landmarks across Canada and around the world will be lit up in red.

What:              The Calgary Tower, the Toronto CN Tower, 3D Toronto sign, the Olympic Stadium tower in Montreal, Victoria’s City Hall, the B.C. Provincial Legislature and  the Capital Regional District building in Victoria will be lit up in red to mark World TB Day.

When:             Sunday March 24, 2019; 7:30 pm (dusk until dawn).

Where:            Calgary Tower, 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1JP

                           Toronto CN Tower, 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

                           3D Toronto sign, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

                           Olympic Stadium tower, 4545 Pierre-De Coubertin Ave, Montreal, QC H1V 3N7

                           City Hall, 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6

                            B.C. Provincial Legislature, 501 Belleville St., Victoria, BC V8V 2L8

                            Capital Regional District building, 625 Fisgard St., Victoria, BC V8W 1R7

Who:               Citizen advocates working to end TB will be gathering near their city’s respective landmarks for photos and will be available for comments and interviews.

Why:               Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable disease. In 2017, 10 million people around the world including 1,796 people in Canada became sick with TB and 1.6 million died – that’s more than HIV and malaria combined. Greater awareness is needed to ensure the Canadian government supports initiatives that work towards ending TB.

For more information, contact Emma Hamilton-Clark at [email protected]; (613) 562-9240. Ext. 104

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