Winnipeg Monuments to Be Lit Up for World Diabetes Day

By Sarah Klein

A monument in Victoria, BC is illuminated in blue light during World Diabetes Day in 2009. (JDRF\FRDJ / FLICKR)

Two Winnipeg monuments will be lit up in blue light tonight in recognition of World Diabetes Day.

The Forks Market Tower and the Manitoba Legislative Building will be illuminated in blue as part of the World Diabetes Day Blue Monument Challenge. The initiative helps raise awareness about the severity and impact of diabetes on a global scale.

Cities across Canada will all participate to help illuminate over 30 different monuments, including the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver and the CN Tower in Toronto.

To learn more visit the World Diabetes Day Canada Facebook page.