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Epilepsy Awareness Action!

Epilepsy Awareness Action!

March is an important month for epilepsy. March is Epilepsy Awareness Month in Canada and March 26th is Purple Day (this is an international day for epilepsy awareness).

Click here for background information about Purple Day.

In celebration of Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day, the BC Epilepsy Society is working with people from communities throughout the province to help organize events and fundraisers.


We are also hosting several events on Purple Day. These include:

Open House at the BC Epilepsy Society

Join us for our open house. The office will be decked out in purple and there will be snacks, crafts, games, and socialization, plus we will be playing rounds of the epilepsy-themed board game “Adventure Camp - Learn about Epilepsy”. Our office is located at #2500-900 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver. This event will go from 11 am to 4 pm.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Come out to the BC Epilepsy Society Annual General Meeting. It will be held at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre campus on 515 West Hastings Street in room 1430. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM. The meeting will address elections, auditor appointment, finances, and last year’s minutes. Please contact us at 604-875-6704 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. After the meeting we will be hosting the lecture called Cannabinoids and Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Hype.

Educational Session about Cannabinoids and Epilepsy

In the past few years a large amount of attention has been focused on cannabidiol (CBD), a derivative of marijuana, and its potential role in possibly preventing or provoking seizures. To keep you up-to-date on the emerging findings, we hosting a lecture about this topic. This lecture will go from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Room 1430 on 515 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC. This event is happening in conjunction with the BC Epilepsy Society Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM will start at 6:30 pm prior to the lecture. Pre-registration is required. To register please contact us at 604-875-6704 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you would like to host or participate in a Purple Day or Epilepsy Awareness Month event, we can help you! The BC Epilepsy Society has free epilepsy awareness and educational materials available. This includes information sheets, posters, ribbons, stickers, handouts, and seizure first aid cards. To order any of these and for more information please contact our office at 604-875-6704 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Have a fabulous epilepsy awareness month and Purple Day!

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