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Lighting City Hall

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​City Hall Lighting.JPG​​​​​​Lighting the exterior of City Hall helps to celebrate and build community spirit in Lethbridge. The exterior lights of City Hall are a beautifying element to our downtown, a symbol of pride for locals and part of our Lethbridge story.

​Residents are invited to make requests to light City Hall based on the criteria outlined below. We strive to fulfill all eligible requests, but any confirmed request may be modified if a major, local, national or international situation occurs.

All requests must be approved at the discretion of the City Manager or designate.

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  • ​​Applicants must be not-for-profit,​ and community-focused and applications received must be at least 14 days prior to the requested light up date.

  • Requests are processed in the order in which they are received and are considered on a case-by-case basis using the following criteria:
    • support an event of national or international significance (such as Canada Day or a twin city visit).
    • Support a local festival or event that positively impacts local community spirit (such as the Dragon Boat Festival).
    • ​Support a local, national or international awareness issue that builds community or is related to community health (such as Elder Abuse or Awareness of Violence Against Women).
    • ​Acknowledge and welcome visiting dignitaries (such as the Japanese Imperial Family or Ambassadors from various countries) hosted by our city.
  • ​Multi-day requests may be granted at the discretion of the City Manager or designate.

  • We reserve the right​ to deny requests.  Lighting requests will not be considered for:
    • ​personal or private occasions (such as birthdays or anniversaries)
    • political events or observances
    • Religious figures, religious organizations or additional religious holidays
    • commercial purposes

  • ​We will not light up City Hall for an organization or group that is deemed to be inappropriate, offensive in nature, or those supporting discrimination, prejudice, violence or hatred.

  • All City Hall lightings with be posted on our official social media accounts. All other forms of publicity are the responsibility of the applicant.

  • We will do our best to fulfill your colour request, but the exact hue may not be possible. We will use the closest hue that we can achieve through LEDs. We cannot light City Hall with browns or blacks at any time.

Scheduled Lightings

​Event or Cause
​September 21-25
​Reconciliation Week
​Yellow, Red and Blue
​September 29
​Blood Cancer Awareness Month
October 1
​Disability Employment Awareness Month
​October 2
​Wrongful Conviction Day
​Yellow and White
​October 4
​Sisters in Spirit Vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
​October 7
​Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
​October 10
​World Mental Health Day
​October 15
​Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
​Pink and Blue
​October 19
​Waste Reduction Week
​Blue and Green
​October 21
​International Dyslexia Awareness Month

​October 25
​Respiratory Therapy Week
​October 29
​Rett Syndrome Awareness
​October 31
​Food Allergy Awareness Month
​November 1
​Lung Cancer Awareness Month

​November 2

​Red Ribbon Campaign​Red
​November 4​4-H Canada Annual Celebration


​​November 7

​Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month​Red
​​November 10
​World Carcinoid-NeuroEndocrint Tumour (NET Cancer) Day 

​November 11​Remembrance Day


​November 14 ​World Diabetes Day


​November 15-17
​National Philanthropy Day
​Blue and Yellow
​November 18
​World Pancreatic Cancer Day
​November 19
​National Children's Grief Awareness Day
​November 20
​National Child Day
​November 25​International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women​Orange

​November 30


​Stomach Cancer Awareness Day
December 18 - January 1​Christmas/ New Year Holidays​Red and Green

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