October 1-November 1 2020
10,000 Steps for Epilepsy Awareness!
October 5th-31st 2020
Purple Pumpkin Project!
Hey folks it is that time of year again. This year we want you to light up your pumpkin purple for Epilepsy Awareness. Send us your pictures or video for a chance to win a prize!
This year we will be awarding prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place pumpkins thanks to generous support from:
Jumping Bean Coffee @@jumpingbeankelseydrive
Old Town Pizzaria @otpizzeria
and Ches’s Fish and Chips @ChessFamousFishandChips
-One Entry per family/person
-Anyone can enter from across NL
-Contest ends October 31, 2020
-Send pictures and videos to Epilepsy NL via email at email@example.com or tag entry on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using the hashtags #purplepumpkinproject and make sure to tag Epilepsy NL or send us a direct DM
-Winners will be announced on November 2, 2020 when we are back in the office!
Check back soon for current event listings!
Calendar Campaign 2017
Our 2017 Calendar Campaign was a great success and we want to sincerely thank all of those who particpated this past year.
We also want to thank all the wonderful students who have a picture featured in this year’s calendar:
Kenadie Butler of Arnold’s Cove
Charlee Laite of Glenwood
Dakoda Dicker of Nain
Courtney Guy of Arnold’s Cove
Shaina Lynn Reid of Dildo
Josie Barnes of English Hr. West
Maya Murrin of St. John’s
Kirsten Henoche of Nain
Chad Williams of Rigolet
Chloe Ryan of King’s Cove
Brandon Power of Dildo
Don Brown of Pollard’s Point
Isabelle Palliser of Rigolet
Christmas LED Sign Campaign 2017
Our holiday campaign was a great success and we would like to thank all those who particpated for the 2017 year. We are thankful for your support and enjoyed seeing your messages of holiday cheer displayed on our sign throughout the holiday season!
Christmas LED Campaign 2016
We would like to thank all those who particpated in the Christmas Campaign for the 2016 year.
A special thanks to MP Yvonne Jones for particpating in the Campaign! Thank you for sending your holiday cheer!
Calendar Campaign 2016
Our 2016 Calendar Campaign was a great success and we want to thank all of those who particpated this past year.
We also want to thank all the students who have a picture featured in this year’s calendar:
Anna Torraville of Fogo
Sarah Stacey of Little Heart’s Ease
Joshua Pelley of St. Anthony
Emma Taylor of St. Anthony
Shyann Rose of Western Bay
Lindsay White of Western Bay
Carter Adams of Upper Island Cove
Rebecca White of Badger
Dane Suan Happy – Goose Bay
Ashley Clutario of Happy Valley – Goose Bay
Cecilia Vincent of Hampden
Isabella Nolan of Stephenville Crossing
Thomas Buglar of Harbour Breton
Zach Rowe Horse Shoe Tournament
The people of Carbonear and area celebrat every Labour Day weekend with a Horse Shoe Tournament in Zach Rowe’s honour. They raised $1005 this year at the annual event and we would like to extend our sincerest appreciate to all those who contributed to the tournament.
A special thanks to Bay Roberts Spine Clinic, Donna and Jim White and CMH Construction Ltd.
Positively Purple Day March 2016
26 schools participated in Purple Day this year. It’s over 5000 students dressed up in Purple! We would like to thank the following schools: St. Matthew’s School, Goulds Elementary, Vanier Elementary. Mary’s Town Central High, mealy Mountain Collegiate, O’Donel High School, Pasadena Elementary, James Cook Memorial, MacDonald Drive Junior High, John Burke High School, Lake Academy, Dunne Memorial, Pearce Junior High, Coley’s Point Primary, Fitzgerald Academy, CONA (Burin), Holy Trinity High, Mount Pearl Senior High and Gros Morne Academy.
If your school participated in Positively Purple but it is not listed here, please contact us to have your school recognized. If you have any pictures of your participation, please contact us and we will gladly post all pics on social media and in our photo gallery.
You’re helping spread the word all over the province- so we truly thank you.
Purple Day Commitment 2016
On March 26th Executive Director, Gail Dempsey, Information Officer, Gina Hartmann and Purple Day Advocate, Christine Facey were invited to the House of Assembly to hear members of Assembly discuss Epilepsy and the importance of Awareness. The Honourable Dr. John Haggie, The Honourable Andrew Parsons and the Honourable Loraine Michael spoke kindly about Purple Day. All members proudly wore a purple ribbons. Thank you to all government officials who wore purple, took to social media to expose Epilepsy NL and supported us throughout the month. Mr. Seamus O’Reagan, MP, Mr. Kevin McDonald, MP and Mrs. Gudie Hutchings, MP signed the Purple Day Commitment. The Following MHAs signed the commitment:
The Honourable Paul Lane, The Honourable Carol Anne Haley, The Honourable Dale Kirby, The Honourable David Brazil, The Honourable Derek Bennett, The Honourable Perry Trimper, The Honourable Brian Warr, The Honourable Siobhan Coady, The Honourable Tom Osbourne, The Honourable Betty Pearcey, The Honourable Steve Kent, The Honourable Keith Hutchings, The Honourable Paul Davis, The Honourable Mark Browne and The Honourable Barry Petten.
The Honourable Dr. John Haggie signed the Purple Day Proclamation onbehalf of the province.
Thank you kindly for your commitment to March 26 and your support.
Zach Rowe Memorial with CeeBees Minor Hockey 2016
In February there was 16 half ice games hosted at at SW Moores Memorial stadium in Harbour Grace. 200 players, ages 5 and 6 from Harbour Grace, Whitbourne, Bay Roberts, Placentia and Mount Pearl gathered to help support Purple Day. Kids wore purple, even the hockey tape on the players’ stick were purple! The event was a huge success and all proceeds go to the Zach Rowe Scholarship fund. The event raised $248!
Paint the Town Purple 2016
Many businesses recognized Purple Day and helped raise money for Epilepsy NL, while also bringing awareness to all corners of the province. We would like to give a huge shout out to the following businesses and centres: Provincial Government Building in Pasadena, Pasadena Library, Pasadena Anglican Church, Tilton Bingo Hall, Rocket Bakery, Sobey’s Long Pond, Burin Public Library, Burin Cadets, Carbonear Mall, Torbay Scouts Troop, Rabbittown Community Centre, Orangae Garage, Dominion Bay Roberts and Kidz at Heart Day Care.
Thank you to everyone who participated!