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City Hall to Light Up for Purple Day March 26 in Support of Grey Bruce Epilepsy

On the evening of Tuesday, March 26, Owen Sound City Hall will be illuminated with purple lighting for Purple Day in honour of Grey Bruce Epilepsy.  

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. Annually, people around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day. Canada is the only country in the world that officially recognizes March 26 as Purple Day through the Purple Day Act implemented on June 28, 2012. 

For more information, please contact Tim Simmonds, City Manager at 519-376-4440 ext. 1210 or email 

Quick Facts: 

  • Owen Sound City Hall will light up in purple on the evening of March 26 for Purple Day
  • Epilepsy is a debilitating neurological disorder characterized by repeated seizures of various types and severity.
  • 1 in 100 People have Epilepsy; in 50 per cent of cases, the cause is unknown.


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Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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