Niagara Falls comes alive at Night, thanks to the Niagara Falls Illumination Board. Each evening a large bank of flood lights, originating from Queen Victoria Park on the Canadian Side of the Border, shine a variety of colours off the cascading Falls.
On special occasions, the Illumination is dedicated to an event, charity or cause, raising awareness in Niagara and across the globe. These special Illuminations usually consist of a solid colour, or a carefully selected display of colours that signify the particular cause of the evening.
These special events begin at 10pm and run for 15 minutes until 10:15. Here are upcoming, and previous special illumination events and causes:
Chronic Migraine Awareness Day
June 29th, 2015
Purple / Red Illumination
A lot of people suffer from Chronic Migraine, and there are lots of misconceptions about the disease. Around ten percent of people suffering from migraine have Chronic Migraine. There is little information available about the condition, and that’s why Chronic Migraine Awareness Day is commemorated every June 29 each year.
CDKL5 Worldwide Awareness Day
June 17th, 2015
June 17 is designated as the CDKL5 Worldwide Awareness Day. CDKL5 is a rare genetic disorder that affects less than 500 people across the globe. But even with the small number of people suffering from the disease, it is important to raise awareness to this life-threatening disorder. One of the most common symptoms of the condition is Epilepsy, which affects more than 50 million people all over the world. One in every ten people will experience a seizure during one’s lifetime. By celebrating CDKL5 Worldwide Awareness Day, it reduces stigma, increase understanding, and bolster the quality of life for people with the genetic disorder.