World AIDS Day is Friday, December 1st.

The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area (ACNBA) will be marking AIDS Awareness Week with a number of events culminating in a special World AIDS Day gathering at the White Water Gallery.

Mayor Al McDonald will read an official proclamation, followed by a short vigil and several brief presentations.

Following the ceremony, hundreds of red scarves, knitted and donated by volunteers and friends of ACNBA for the Red Scarf Project, will be affixed in the downtown area by ACNBA staff, peers, volunteers and anyone at the event who wishes to participate.

The scarves, bearing HIV/AIDS awareness information, will be left for the public to take. Recipients are encouraged to send the ACNBA a selfie in their red scarf, which will be posted on social media. #ACNBAredscarf.

Everyone is invited to a reception for light refreshments at the White Water Gallery following the Red Scarf Project.

Local participating art galleries and tattoo studios will set up displays paying tribute to those lost in the international arts community to HIV/AIDS.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Friday, December 1st, 10:30 am World AIDS Day proclamation and vigil – White Water Gallery (122 Main St. E)
  • Friday, December 1st, 11:00 am Red Scarf Project – Main Street
  • Friday, December 1st, 11:30 am Reception, refreshments – White Water Gallery
  • Friday, December 1st, all day – Day Without Art – participating art galleries and tattoo studios