Light-Up for PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day

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

Help us Light-Up Canadian Landmarks on October 9

World PANS PANDAS Awareness Day is Monday, Oct. 9, and Inflamed Brain Alliance is leading the Canadian call to Light-up for PANS PANDAS in RED. We’re calling our PANS PANDAS community to 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_

Hashtags: #LightUpForPANSPANDAS, #InflamedBrain, #BringHealthToMind, #PANSPANDASRed

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!

Together we’ll spread the word & raise awareness for people living with PANS PANDAS!

2023 Canadian Landmark Lighting Locations
World PANS PANDAS Awareness Day

With your help, we’re going to light-up 60+ landmarks, buildings and monuments across Canada for PANS PANDAS.

58 APPROVED | 42 pending | 18 unsubmitted
LandmarkApproval StatusAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Calgary TowerAPPROVED101 9 Avenue SWCalgaryOct 9
Galleria Trees on Stephen AvenuerequestedStephen Ave.CalgaryTBD
McMahon StadiumAPPROVED
(pending LED system)
817 Crowchild Trail NWCalgaryOct 9
Reconciliation BridgeAPPROVED4 Street NECalgaryOct 9
TELUS Spark Science CentreAPPROVED220 Saint George’s Drive NECalgaryOct 9
High Level BridgeAPPROVED109 Street NWEdmontonOct 10
Hub Mall at University of Albertarequested109 St NWEdmontonTBD
Walterdale BridgeAPPROVED105 street NWEdmontonOct 9
Saline Creek Pedestrian BridgerequestedSaline Creek DriveFort McMurrayTBD
Shell Place CanopyAPPROVED1 MacDonald DriveFort McMurrayOct 9
Grande Prairie SundialAPPROVED11330 106 StreetGrande PrairieOct 9
Lethbridge City HallAPPROVED
(>June 9)
910 4 Ave StreetLethbridgeOct 9
Okotoks Municipal Centrerequested5 Elizabeth StreetOkotoksTBD
Red Deer City HallAPPROVED4914 48 AveRed DeerOct 9
Harmony’s ‘Cultivate’ art installationrequestedHarmony (@ community entrance)SpringbankTBD
Sylvan Lake LighthouseAPPROVED5200 Lakeshore DrSylvan LakeOct 9
Let’s add more…
LandmarkApproval StatusAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Fredericton City Hallrequest needed397 Queen StreetFredericton, New BrunswickTBD
Legislative Assemblyrequest needed706 Queen StreetFredericton, New BrunswickTBD
Avenir CentreAPPROVED105 Canada StreetMoncton, NBOct 9
Downtown PlaceAPPROVED777 Main Street # 802Moncton, NBOct 9
Downing StreetAPPROVEDDowning StreetMoncton, NBOct 9
Irving Oil Corporate Officerequested10 King Square SouthSaint John, NBTBD
Cabot Tower Signal HillAPPROVED230 Signal RoadSt. John’s, NLOct 9
Confederation BuildingrequestedHiggins LineSt. John’s, NLTBD
St. John’s City HallAPPROVED10 New Gower StreetSt. John’s, NLOct 6-9
Government Houserequest neededMilitary RoadSt. John’s, NLTBD
Halifax City Hallrequested1841 Argyle StreetHalifax, NSTBD
Halifax Sea Portrequested1215 Marginal RoadHalifax, NSTBD
Nova Scotia LegislatureAPPROVED1726 Hollis StHalifax, NSOct 9
The Big Fiddlerequest needed74 EsplanadeSydney, NSTBD
Truro Libraryrequest needed754 Prince StreetTruro, NSTBD
Yarmouth Town Hallrequested400 Main StYarmouth, Nova ScotiaTBD
Charlottetown City Hallrequest needed199 Queen StreetCharlottetown, PEITBD
Shaw Buildingrequested95 Rochford StreetCharlottetown, PEITBD
Let’s add more…
LandmarkApproval StatusAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Burnaby City Hall & BC Parkwayineligible4949 Canada WayBurnaby
Coquitlam Light ColumnsAPPROVEDPinetree WayCoquitlamOct 12
Lafarge Lake FountainAPPROVED1299 Pinetree WayCoquitlamOct 12
Delta City Hallrequested4500 Clarence Taylor CrescentDeltaTBD
Spirit of Sails StatuerequestedAbbott StKelownaTBD
Maple Ridge City Hallrequested11995 Haney PlaceMaple RidgeTBD
City of Nanaimo’s The BastionAPPROVED100 Museum WayNanaimoOct 8
South Okanagan Events Centrerequested853 Eckhardt Ave WPentictonTBD
Port Coquitlam City HallAPPROVED2580 Shaughnessy StPort CoquitlamOct 9
Port Moody City Hallrequested100 Newport DrivePort MoodyTBD
Surrey Civic Plazarequest needed13450 104 AveSurreyTBD
Victoria Street BridgeAPPROVEDColumbia River & Victoria StreetTrailOct 9
B.C. Place Stadiumrequested777 Pacific BlvdVancouverTBD
Bloedel ConservatoryAPPROVED4600 Cambie StreetVancouverOct 9
Burrard Street BridgeAPPROVEDBurrard StreetVancouverOct 9
Canada Place Sails of LightAPPROVED
(IBA request)
999 Canada PlaceVancouverOct 9
North Vancouver City Hallineligible141 14th St WVancouver
Pacific ColiseumAPPROVED2901 E Hastings St.VancouverOct 9
Vancouver City HallAPPROVED453 W 12th AveVancouverOct 9
Vancouver Convention Centrerequested1055 Canada PlVancouverTBD
Science World Domerequested
(under renovations)
1455 Quebec StreetVancouverTBD
Legislative AssemblyAPPROVED501 Belleville StreetVictoriaOct 9
Fitzsimmons Creek BridgeAPPROVEDValley TrailWhistlerOct 9
White Rock PierineligibleMarine DriveWhite Rock
Let’s add more…
LandmarkApproval StatusAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
Moose Jaw City Hallrequested228 Main St NMoose Jaw, SKTBD
Confederation Parkrequest needed1700 Elphinstone StRegina, SKTBD
Regina City Hallrequested2476 Victoria AveRegina, SKTBD
Nutrien TowerrequestedSuite 1700, 211 19th St ESaskatoon, SKTBD
SaskTel CentreAPPROVED3515 Thatcher AveSaskatoon, SKOct 9
Saskatoon City Hallrequested222 3rd Ave NorthSaskatoon, SKTBD
Selkirk Water Towerrequest neededJemima St and McLean AveSelkirk, MBTBD
Canada Life Assurance Company Buildingrequest needed60 Osborne St NWinnipeg, MBTBD
Esplanade RielAPPROVEDRed River downtown & St. BonifaceWinnipeg, MBOct 9
IG Field (Stadium)APPROVED315 Chancellor Matheson RdWinnipeg, MBOct 9
Manitoba Legislative Buildingrequested450 BroadwayWinnipeg, MBTBD
RBC Convention Centrerequest needed375 York AveWinnipeg, MBTBD
WINNIPEG signAPPROVED85 Israel Asper WayWinnipeg, MBOct 9
Let’s add more…
LandmarkApproval StatusAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
S.S. Klondike National Historic Siteineligible205-300 Main StWhitehorse, YK
New North Networks’ domerequested74 Firth StreetInuvik, NWTTBD
Let’s add more…
LandmarkApproval StatusAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
BELLEVILLE signrequestedmobile signBellevilleTBD
Bridge Street Bridgerequested15 Bridge St WBellevilleTBD
Brampton Clock TowerAPPROVED55 George Street SBramptonOct 9
Brant Street PierAPPROVED1400 Lakeshore BlvdBurlingtonOct 9
Cambridge BridgerequestedMain StreetCambridgelighting process
under review
CAMBRIDGE signrequestedMain StreetCambridgelighting process
under review
Collingwood Clock TowerAPPROVED97 Hurontario St.CollingwoodOct 10
340 Pitt Street FountainAPPROVED340 Pitt StreetCornwallOct 9
Peace BridgeAPPROVED1 Peace BridgeFort ErieOct 9
Guelph Market SquareAPPROVED62-2, Carden StreetGuelphOct 9
Hamilton City HallAPPROVED71 Main Street WHamiltonOct 8
HAMILTON signAPPROVED71 Main Street WHamiltonOct 8
Kingston City Hallrequest needed216 Ontario StreetKingstonTBD
Carl Zehr Squareineligible200 King St WKitchener
Kitchener City Hallineligible200 King St WKitchener
WaterluminaterequestedKing St (Public Square to Bridgeport Rd)KitchenerTBD
Canada LifeAPPROVED255 Dufferin AveLondonOct 10
JA Taylor BuildingAPPROVED267 Dundas StreetLondonOct 10
London City HallAPPROVED300 Dufferin StreetLondonOct 10
RBC London PlaceAPPROVED300 York StreetLondonOct 10
Sifton PropertiesAPPROVED171 Queens AveLondonOct 10
50 Absolute Avenue Towerrequested50 Absolute AveMississaugaTBD
Mississauga Clock TowerAPPROVED300 City Centre DriveMississaugaOct 8
Port Credit Lighthouserequested105 Lakeshore Rd WMississaugaTBD
Fred A. Lundy BridgeAPPROVEDWater StreetNewmarketOct 10
Riverwalk CommonsAPPROVED200 Doug Duncan DriveNewmarketOct 10
Niagara FallsrequestedNiagara ParkwayNiagara FallsTBD
Oakville City HallAPPROVED1225 Trafalgar RoadOakvilleOct 9
OTTAWA Markets signAPPROVED55 ByWard Market SquareOttawaOct 9
ParliamentrequestedWellington StreetOttawaTBD
Sarnia City HallAPPROVED255 Christina St NSarniaOct 9
Brock University Schmon TowerAPPROVED1812 Sir Isaac Brock WaySt. CatherinesOct 9
CN Towerrequested290 Bremner BlvdTorontoTBD
Exhibition Place & Enercare Centrerequested100 Princes’ BlvdTorontoTBD
Pearson Airport Apron Towerrequested6301 Silver Dart DriveTorontoTBD
TORONTO 3D signAPPROVED100 Queen Street WTorontoOct 9
Quinte West BridgeAPPROVED7 Creswell DriveTrentonOct 9
QUINTE WEST signAPPROVED7 Creswell DriveTrentonOct 9
Vaughan City HallAPPROVED2141 Major MacKenzie DriveVaughanOct 9
Welland Bridge 13request needed60 E Main StreetWellandTBD
Windsor City Hallineligible350 City Hall Square WestWindsor
Let’s add more…
LandmarkApproval StatusAddressCity2023 Light Up Date
International Civil Aviation Organisationrequested999 Robert-Bourassa BoulevardMontrealTBD
La Grande Roue de Montrealrequested362 Rue de la Commune EMontrealTBD
Montreal TowerAPPROVED3200 Viau StMontrealOct 9
Samuel de Champlain & Jaques Cartier Bridgesineligible134 Jacques-Cartier BridgeMontreal
The Ringrequest neededPlace Ville Marie, 1048MontrealTBD
UQAM Bell Towerrequest needed405 Sainte-Catherine Street EastMontrealTBD
Let’s add more…

We’re grateful for all of the landmarks who have agreed to #LightUpForPANSPANDAS on World PANS PANDAS Awareness Day to honour an estimated 30,000 Canadians and their families battling PANS PANDAS.

Proclamations & Declarations
World PANS PANDAS Awareness Day

Provinces & TerritoriesProvinces & Territories
*Permanent | Ontario | Bill 43, 2016 2023 | Alberta (filed)
Cities & Towns2023 | British Columbia (TBC)
2023 | Alberta | City of Calgary2023 | Saskatchewan (filed)
2023 | Ontario | Town of Newmarket
2023 | Saskatchewan | City of Saskatoon