Canada’s ready to Light-Up for PANS PANDAS

On October 9, landmarks across Canada will light-up RED in honour of PANS PANDAS… with your help.

On Oct 9, 2023 Canada was #Red4PANS!

To bring World PANS PANDAS Awareness Day into the public light, IBA launched a Canada-wide Light-Up for PANS PANDAS landmark lighting campaign. It was opportunity for families impacted by PANS PANDAS to raise awareness, make connections and receive support from their communities. Together we spread the word & raised awareness for people living with PANS PANDAS!

Interactive Map of 2023 #Red4PANS Landmarks

Light-Up Poster

Color print the #Red4PANS poster and bring with you to the landmark. Take lots of photos to share on social media and with IBA HERE.

17x11 poster (English) - IBA - #Red4PANS

60+ Landmarks Illuminated #Red4PANS!

Canada’s PANS PANDAS community has created momentum this year by illuminating buildings, landmarks, monuments from coast-to-coast as a powerful visual symbol of hope to help spark greatly needed awareness, acknowledgement and change.

IBA volunteers submitted 100+ applications across Canada to #LightUpForPANSPANDAS in RED, and the response was overwhelming.
Here’s a list of all our participating sites (below) and a PDF version. Thanks all of our #Red4PANS partners!

LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Coquitlam Light ColumnsPinetree WayCoquitlamOct 12
Lafarge Lake Fountain1299 Pinetree WayCoquitlamOct 12
Delta City Hall4500 Clarence Taylor CrescentDeltaOct 10
Ladysmith TownBob Stuart Park and on 1st AvenueLadysmithOct 9
City of Nanaimo’s The Bastion100 Museum WayNanaimoOct 8
Port Coquitlam City Hall2580 Shaughnessy StPort CoquitlamOct 9
Victoria Street BridgeColumbia River & Victoria StreetTrailOct 9
Bloedel Conservatory4600 Cambie StreetVancouverOct 9
Burrard Street BridgeBurrard StreetVancouverOct 9
Canada Place Sails of Light999 Canada PlaceVancouverOct 9
Pacific Coliseum2901 E Hastings St.VancouverOct 9
Vancouver City Hall453 W 12th AveVancouverOct 9
Legislative Assembly of BC501 Belleville StreetVictoriaOct 9
Fitzsimmons Creek BridgeValley TrailWhistlerOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Calgary Tower101 9 Avenue SWCalgaryOct 9
Galleria Trees on Stephen AvenueStephen AvenueCalgaryOct 9
Olympic Plaza228 8 Ave SECalgaryOct 9
Reconciliation Bridge4 Street NECalgaryOct 9
TELUS Spark Science Centre220 Saint George’s Drive NECalgaryOct 9
High Level Bridge109 Street NWEdmontonOct 10
Walterdale Bridge105 street NWEdmontonOct 9
Shell Place Canopy1 MacDonald DriveFort McMurrayOct 9
Grande Prairie Sundial11330 106 StreetGrande PrairieOct 9
Lethbridge City Hall910 4 Ave StreetLethbridgeOct 9
Red Deer City Hall4914 48 AveRed DeerOct 9
Sylvan Lake Lighthouse5200 Lakeshore DrSylvan LakeOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
City of Regina2476 Victoria AveReginaOct 10
SaskTel Centre3515 Thatcher AveSaskatoonOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Esplanade RielRed River downtown & St. BonifaceWinnipegOct 9
IG Field (Stadium)315 Chancellor Matheson RdWinnipegOct 9
WINNIPEG sign85 Israel Asper WayWinnipegOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Brampton Clock Tower55 George Street SBramptonOct 9
Brant Street Pier1400 Lakeshore BlvdBurlingtonOct 9
Collingwood Clock Tower97 Hurontario St.CollingwoodOct 10
340 Pitt Street Fountain340 Pitt StreetCornwallOct 9
Peace Bridge1 Peace BridgeFort ErieOct 9
Guelph Market Square62-2, Carden StreetGuelphOct 9
Hamilton City Hall71 Main Street WHamiltonOct 8
HAMILTON sign71 Main Street WHamiltonOct 8
Canada Life255 Dufferin AveLondonOct 10
JA Taylor Building267 Dundas StreetLondonOct 10
London City Hall300 Dufferin StreetLondonOct 10
RBC London Place300 York StreetLondonOct 10
Sifton Properties171 Queens AveLondonOct 10
Mississauga Clock Tower300 City Centre DriveMississaugaOct 8
Fred A. Lundy BridgeWater StreetNewmarketOct 10
Riverwalk Commons200 Doug Duncan DriveNewmarketOct 10
Oakville City Hall1225 Trafalgar RoadOakvilleOct 9
OTTAWA Markets sign55 ByWard Market SquareOttawaOct 9
Sarnia City Hall255 Christina St NSarniaOct 9
Brock University Schmon Tower1812 Sir Isaac Brock WaySt. CatherinesOct 9
CN Tower (#Red4PANS every 1/2hour)290 Bremner BlvdTorontoOct 9
TORONTO 3D sign100 Queen Street WTorontoOct 9
Quinte West Bridge7 Creswell DriveTrentonOct 9
QUINTE WEST sign7 Creswell DriveTrentonOct 9
Vaughan City Hall2141 Major MacKenzie DriveVaughanOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
La Grande Roue de Montreal362 Rue de la Commune EMontrealOct 9
Montreal Tower, Olympic Stadium3200 Viau StMontrealOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Avenir Centre105 Canada StreetMonctonOct 9
Downtown Place777 Main Street # 802MonctonOct 9
Downing StreetDowning StreetMonctonOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Nova Scotia Legislature1726 Hollis StHalifaxOct 9
LandmarkAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Cabot Tower Signal Hill230 Signal RoadSt. John’sOct 9
St. John’s City Hall10 New Gower StreetSt. John’sOct 6-9

Unable to Attend a Light-Up?

Whether you visit a landmark or light-up your own neighbourhood your involvement counts! If you’re unable to get to a landmark lighting, we’d still love you to participate by using your own home lighting in RED (porch lights, gemstones, lanterns). Be sure to tag us in your photos!

Sylvan Lake Lighthouse
CN Tower

Help us Light-Up Canadian Landmarks on Wed, Oct 9, 2024

World PANS PANDAS Awareness Day 2024 is Wed, Oct. 9, and IBA is leading the Canadian call to Light-up for PANS PANDAS in RED. We’re calling our PANS PANDAS community to help create awareness by illuminating buildings, landmarks, monuments and homes throughout every province and territory as a powerful symbol of hope to help spark change.

Light-Up in 3 Easy Steps!

  • Begin by checking our prospective 2023 Landmark Lighting Locations listing to ensure your chosen landmark is labelled “request needed.”
  • Click on the related hyperlink of the location you’ve selected to begin requesting IBA’s Light-Up on Oct 9th.
  • Depending on the information required, you can use one of the following options:
  • If the application doesn’t accept requests by third parties on behalf of IBA, let us know and we’ll submit the request for you.

Fabulous! Thanks for submitting the request on IBA’s behalf. Just a couple quick things:

  • We’ll need know a few details about your submission so we can keep track and avoid duplicating requests by another IBA supporter.
  • Fill out the short form below to let us know which landmark you’ve requested.
  • Later, once your request has been approved, you’ll come back to notifying us by using this same form. We’ll then happily post the good news on this web page. Quick & easy!

I did it! Here’s my submission/confirmation info:

Going to a “light-up” is a fantastic opportunity for you and your family to meet (or meet up) with others in the PANS PANDAS community.  

Be sure to take lots of pictures and tag us on social media!
Facebook: @inflamedbrainalliance
Instagram: @inflamedbrainalliance
Twitter: @inflamedbrain_

Primary Hashtag: #Red4PANS
Secondary Hashtag: #LightUpForPANSPANDAS

Got Media?
Why not contact a local news station and see if they’ll cover the light-up and share your story?

Light-Up FAQ

Yes, in fact we hope you and your friends and family do attend in person! Knowing other families and supporters across Canada are joining you to unite in solidarity will be a powerful community building experience.

Please note: If you’re arranging a larger group to attend, some locations require you to have prior approval or permits so do be mindful and research in advance and make sure you contact the location directly if you have any queries.

All locations have their own timing/procedure for light-ups – most locations will light up around dusk. If you are traveling any distance to attend then do contact the venue in advance for their specific timings.

We ask for landmark requests starting in the spring of each year. Make sure you’re checking our social media posts and website so you don’t miss out!

We’re grateful for all 60+ #Red4PANS landmarks who partnered in our 2023 Light-Up for PANS PANDAS campaign to honour an estimated 30,000 Canadians and their families battling PANS PANDAS.