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Esplanade and Saamis Tepee Lit Up to Support Canadian Performing Arts Professionals!

Post Date:09/21/2020 5:00 PM

Medicine Hat - On the evening of Tuesday September 22, the Esplanade and the Saamis Tepee will be lit up in red in support of Canadian performing arts professionals whose livelihoods are on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This is in response to Live Event Community who has organized a national Day of Visibility. One hour after sundown from coast-to-coast, hundreds of venues and buildings will light their exteriors red to raise awareness for an industry that is still dark – and will be one of the last to recover. Throughout the evening, images and video will be shared across social media using #LightUpLive / EclaironsLesScenes to boost visibility.

So far, other than the Esplanade and the Teepee, the list of participating buildings (accessible at includes prestigious performance venues, major arenas, and iconic landmarks like the CN Tower, Calgary Tower, Niagara Falls, Rogers Arena, Roy Thomson Hall, the Grand Théâtre de Québec, Confederation Centre of the Arts, SaskTel Centre, Stratford Festival Theatre, Royal Theatre Victoria, and many more.

“We’ve all been affected by the pandemic, some more than others,” says Trampas Brown Superintendent Facility Operations & Programming for Community Development. “This is an opportunity to show our support to people working in culture that are struggling from the effects of COVID-19.”

We encourage the public to show their support by checking out what the Esplanade is doing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, by lighting a red light and use #LightUpLive/EclaironsLesScenes across social media.

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Trampas Brown
Superintendent Facility Operations & Programming
Community Development, City of Medicine Hat

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