Zonta Canada lights up in orange

Support for the 16 Days of Activism extended across Canada from coast to coast. Zonta Clubs all over Canada collaborated to invite their local cities and towns to light up in orange. 

The Zonta Club of Halifax, Canada, contacted cities and towns in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to light up landmarks in the Atlantic provinces. Iconic landmarks illuminated in orange. 

Municipalities proclaimed November 25 as the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. City Halls, legislatures, government houses- residences of Her Majesty the Queen in Canada representatives, and universities glowed orange and raised flags in solidarity. 

The premiers of Ontario and New Brunswick sent letters of support. The Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia passed a resolution and provided other support. The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island also voiced her support. 

Zonta clubs issued news releases generating newspaper items, social media posts and TV coverage. Canadian landmarks showcased orange with high-tech illuminations, including webcams for 24-hour viewing. 

A more low-tech but powerful message was sent in Amherst, on the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick border. Mayor Kogan, who has been a stalwart Zonta supporter, issued a proclamation, and as part of the recognition, the town flew the Zonta flag downtown throughout Zonta Week beginning November 25. 

The Zonta Club of Amherst, Canada, participated in the flag-raising. The Cumberland County Museum supported the club’s efforts to stop violence against women. In support of the Zonta Says NO campaign, they simply wrapped a tree in orange.

Despite rain and fog, Zonta clubs recognized 37 landmarks being illuminated to shine a beacon of hope this year. Among them are: 

  • Nanaimo, British Columbia – The Bastion Historic Fortress.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada Place Sails of Light. 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia – City Hall and Burrard St. Bridge. 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia – Bloedel Conservatory. 
  • Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Tower. 
  • Edmonton, Alberta – The High Level Bridge. 
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – SaskTel Centre. 
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba – Winnipeg Sign at ” The Forks.” 
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario – Niagara Falls. 
  • London, Ontario – City Hall. 
  • Kitchener, Ontario – Main Street. 
  • Hamilton, Ontario – City Hall and Hamilton Sign. 
  • Brampton, Ontario – City Clock Tower. 
  • Mississauga, Ontario – Civic Centre Clock Tower. 
  • Mississauga, Ontario – Port Credit Lighthouse. 
  • Toronto, Ontario – CN Tower. 
  • Ottawa, Ontario – City Hall. 
  • Ottawa, Ontario – Byward Market Ottawa Sign. 
  • Kingston, Ontario – City Hall. 
  • Montreal, Quebec – Montreal Olympic Tower. 
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick – The Legislature Building. 
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia – City Hall. 
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia – Province House. 
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia – Roger’s Square. 
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia – Mt. Saint Vincent University – Seton Building. 
  • Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. 
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – City Hall.
  •  St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Confederation Building. 
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Government House. 
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – City Hall.

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