Menstrual Health Day | The Period Purse

Initiated by German non-profit WASH United in 2014, Menstrual Hygiene Day* (MH Day) is a global day of action with more than 830 partner organizations working together to catalyze awareness and action towards a world without period poverty and stigma. The date of 28 May represents the menstrual cycle (average duration of 28 days, with on average 5 days of bleeding).

*here at The Period Purse, we use the term “health” instead of hygiene to encompass our education around periods, the fight for period equity, and advocacy of policy change, but in alliance we are united in calling it MH Day.

#MHDay2022  #WeAreCommitted

Menstrual Hygiene Day May 28 | The Period Purse

2022 Lite It Up

May 28th, unless noted otherwise


LITE IT UP RED

ALBERTA

  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary: Telus Spark Science Centre
  • Edmonton: High Level Bridge 
  • Lethbridge City Hall
  • Red Deer


BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • Vancouver: BC Place (Northern Lights)
  • Vancouver City Hall 
  • Vancouver Burrard Street Bridge
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Vancouver: Science World
  • Victoria: Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  • Victoria City Hall
  • Victoria Street Bridge
  • White Rock Pier


MANITOBA

  • Winnipeg: UBC Convention Centre 

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

  • St John's City Hall
  • St. John’s Confederation Building 
  • St. John’s Government House


NEW BRUNSWICK

  • Moncton: Downing Street + Downtown Place
     

NOVA SCOTIA

  • Halifax City Hall
  • Halifax: Peggy's Cove (8-11 pm AST Live cam)

ONTARIO

  • Brampton City Hall Clock Tower
  • Burlington: Brant Street Pier 
  • Cambridge Bridge
  • Cambridge Sign (May 27-29)
  • Guelph City Hall and Market Square (May 27)
  • Hamilton City Hall and Sign
  • Kingston City Hall and Market Hall
  • London: Canada Life Building
  • London: JA Taylor Building (May 27-28)
  • London City Hall (May 27-28)
  • London: RBC Place London (May 27-28)

ONTARIO

  • Mississauga Civic Centre Clock Tower (8pmEST)
  • Newmarket - Riverwalk Commons and Lundy Bridge 
  • Niagara Falls (10:30-10:45pmEST Live cam)
  • Orangeville City Hall
  • Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre
  • Toronto: CN Tower  (8 mins. every hour and half hour Live cam)
  • Toronto: Yonge Dundas Square
  • Toronto 3D Sign
  • Welland Bridge


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

  • Charlottetown City Hall (8pmAST)

QUEBEC

  • Montreal Park Tower
     

SASKATCHEWAN

  • Saskatoon SaskTel Centre

FLAGS RAISED

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Newmarket

Orangeville (May 27-May 30)

Pickering (May 21-May 28)

Toronto (May 26)

Victoria

PROCLAMATIONS ANNOUNCED

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Ajax

Brampton

Clarington

Oshawa

Pickering

Newmarket

Red Deer

Sault Ste. Marie

Scugog

Toronto

Uxbridge 

Victoria

Whitby

 

We respectfully acknowledge the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabewaki, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Mississauga, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

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