World Diabetes Day

October 19, 2018

An exciting email I got this morning;

Good morning
Mr. Manners,

Thank you for your request to light the Bastion blue in recognition of World Diabetes Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

I am pleased to advise and confirm that your request has been accepted and the Bastion will be illuminated on the evening of November 14 at sunset.

Donna Stennes
Administrative Assistant to Mayor and Council
455 Wallace Street V9R 5J6



The Nanaimo Bastion is a historical octagon shaped fort located at 98 Front Street in Nanaimo, BC.
The Hudson's Bay Co
, which then held a royal lease on all of what was then the Colony of Vancouver Island, built it between 1853 and 1855 to defend its coal mining operations in Nanaimo. It has been called "Nanaimo's premier landmark", because of its shape and its high visibility from both land and sea.