Purple 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to get started setting up your own fundraiser.
Purple Day 2019
Please join us for Epilepsy Ottawa’s Purple Day Celebration on Sunday, March 24 at Ottawa City Hall from 1-4 p.m! Enjoy hand-crafted midway games donated by Ottawa City Woodshop, a beginner-friendly ukulele workshop, the return of our pop up painting party, snacks, and more! Door prizes include a travel voucher from VIA Rail and a family membership to Ottawa’s three National Museums (Canada Science and Technology Museum, Agriculture and Food Museum, and Aviation and Space Museum)!
Photos from Purple Day 2018