If you see some of Victoria’s most prominent building’s turning red tomorrow night, don’t be alarmed!
As part of a global initiative to raise awareness about the fight against tuberculosis on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, advocacy group RESULTS Canada is shining a red light on landmarks across Canada.
In Victoria, the three buildings to be transformed for the night are:
- City Hall, 1 Centennial Square
- B.C. Provincial Legislature, 501 Belleville St
- Capital Regional District building, 625 Fisgard St
The symbolic lights will be turned on at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th and remain in place until dawn the next day.
The goal is encourage support from the Canadian government for programs that work towards ending TB.
According to the organization, 10 million people worldwide (including 1,796 people in Canada) contracted tuberculosis in 2017 despite it being a preventable disease.