Purple Day

Purple Day LogoPurple Day is an International Epilepsy Awareness initiative created by Nova Scotia’s Cassidy Megan when she was 9 years old.

In June 2012, the Canadian government passed The Purple Day Act, declaring March 26, “Purple Day”, the official day for Epilepsy Awareness across Canada. The excitement spread and the entire month of March is now regarded as Epilepsy Awareness Month.

We invite you to get in on the fun while helping raise awareness by simply wearing purple or participating in #ThumbsUpforEpilepsy, holding a Purple Day event at your school or workplace such as a bake/jewelry sale, open mic/concert, run/walk/dance/skateathon, photobooth, paint/flower/terrarium night, and more – the possibilities are endless. Email us at info@epilepsyottawa.ca for details on how to get started setting up your own fundraiser.

Purple Day 2018

Grab your loved ones, your ice skates and your favourite purple clothes, then join us for our annual Purple Day Celebration!

Sunday, March 25
2-4 pm
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave., West
Jean Pigott Place


This year, we’re adding a Pop Up Painting Party at 3pm. Participation in the painting party will cost $10 per person. Artistic Instructors from Pop Up Painters will help participants get in touch with their creative side to paint this Purple Day painting created just for us!

Buy Tickets for the Pop Up Painting Party ($10)

If this ticket price is a barrier to your participation, contact Nikki at (613) 594-9255 or by email.


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