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Vancouver Landmarks Will Be Lighting Up Yellow For Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

Photo: Darkness into Light Vancouver / Facebook

Many around the city will notice popular Vancouver landmarks lighting up yellow to mark Mental Health Week in British Columbia.

Vancouver landmarks will be shining bright to show their support for Canadians living with mental health issues and to promote mental health awareness in our community.

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These efforts are organized by Darkness into Light Vancouver, which is a charity walk that takes place on Saturday, May 11th, 2019.

On May 6th, BC Place and Vancouver City Hall glowed yellow. Science world will light up on May 9th and Canada Place will glow on May 11th.

In addition, the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park was illuminated last week.

In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.

This event aims to raise awareness in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.

Last year, 406 people attended the Darkness into Light Vancouver event and raised CAD$22,868. The walk takes place this year at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club and begins at 4:30 a.m.


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