World TB Day
Sunday March 24th is World TB Day and several places in our city will be lit up in red – at the Provincial Legislature, City Hall and the CRD Building.
The City of Victoria has proclaimed March 24th as World TB Day. Around downtown Victoria on Sunday look for red in these places:
- the fountain and ceremonial entrance to the BC Provincial Legislature,
- the City Hall Clock Tower clock faces and
- the fascia of the Capital Regional District Building
On this day advocates across the world stand in solidarity with one another and alongside the communities affected by this devastating disease by lighting their landmarks in red, helping to build awareness of the impact of this deadly disease. Last year, a number of various buildings and monuments around the world were lit up in red – Light Up For TB – including across Canada. RESULTS Canada is part of this global movement of passionate citizens, raising our voices alongside people on every continent affected by this ancient, devastating and communicable disease that thrives in poor communities, to generate the global leadership we need to fight and eradicate TB.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading global cause of death and kills 1.6 million people globally each year. The infectious disease can be found in every continent, but predominantly affects people living in poorer conditions, including across Canada. World TB Day occurs annually on March 24th, and is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). The day commemorates the day in 1882 that Dr. Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis, a turning point in the fight against TB, that raged across Europe and the Americas at the time.
RESULTS Canada’s Annual Pacific Regional Conference is happening from May 3th to 5th at UVic .
In addition to speakers Svend Robinson, Sonia Furstenau, Gary Brooks and Zelda Foxall, we have also confirmed Sharmarke Dubow, originally a Somalian refugee, now a City of Victoria Councillor, and Chris Dendys nutrition expert and Executive Director of RESULTS Canada. There will also be workshops on advocacy, Twitter and panels, discussions and musical entertainment.
Check out the website at: http://resultsvictoria.ca/pacific-regional-conference/
The conference begins at 5pm Friday May 3rd to 2pm Sunday May 5th. Accommodation, dinners and lunches will be provided. The cost for the whole weekend including accommodation is $240 Canadian; or for conference and meals only, it’s $120.
Please register now online at https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2019/ResultsVictoria