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 the official day for Epilepsy Awareness across Canada

Every year on March 26th, we invite you to hold a Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness event at your school or workplace.

Purple Day 2017

Highlights included:

  • Mayor Jim Watson presenting a Purple Day proclamation
  • City Councillor Mathieu Fleury helping to launch our Shine Light on Epilepsy immersive project.
  • Other featured guests and speakers include:
    • MPP John Fraser (Ottawa South)
    • MPP Lisa MacLeod (Nepean-Carleton)
    • Dr. Tad Fantaneanu (epilepsy specialist at the Civic)
    • Shaun Kehoe
  • Ice skating on Rink of Dreams
  • Ruby’s Cotton Candy Club with specialty flavour Purple Day Rocks!
  • Epilepsy trivia games
  • Thumbs Up for Epilepsy nail painting station
  • Shine Light on Epilepsy photo booth
  • Face painting

Special thanks to our generous event sponsor:



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