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Snap a selfie for OPC swag!

In honour of National Poison Prevention Week 2016 (March 20 - 26) landmarks across the province will be lighting up in our signature chartreuse colour, which we fondly refer to as 'poison green'.

Everyone is invited to join in the action by snapping a selfie with one of the landmarks and sharing the image on Twitter tagging @ON_Poison and #NPPW16. Your efforts will be rewarded with some useful poison prevention materials ('swag pack').

The dates and the times of the landmark lightings are as follows:

  • CN Tower: Mon. March 21, all evening (beginning at approximately 5 p.m.) (Please note: the CN Tower's regular light show runs for about 8 minutes at the top of each hour - you must take your picture while the tower is lit in poison green to be eligible to win!)
  • Niagara Falls: Mon. March 21, 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
  • 3D Toronto Sign (Nathan Phillips Square): Wed. Mar 23, 9 a.m. to Thurs. Mar 24, 9 a.m.


Swag includes a pill organizer, magnifying bookmark, magnet clip, medication record and other useful items to help you prevent poisonings in your home. Read below for further details. An important part of prevention is raising awareness of poisoning as a public safety issue and ensuring Ontarians are aware of the Ontario Poison Centre and how we can help. By sharing a selfie and using your OPC swag around town, you're helping to spread the message. Thank you for your support.

The fine print
To be eligible to win a swag pack, you must tag @ON_Poison and use the hashtag #NPPW16 in the tweet you use to share your image. Each participant is eligible to win one swag pack. To receive your prize, you must follow the Ontario Poison Centre on Twitter. We will then follow you back so you can send your mailing information to us in a private message. Personal information will be used only for the purpose of sending the promotional materials ('swag pack') in relation to this giveaway and will not be stored or used in any other way.