Vancouver City Hall, BC Place Stadium and Telus Science World will light up in blue or gold this Sunday, April 26, 2020 to salute Rotary and its fight to rid the world of polio.
Members of Rotary District 5040 were to have participated in a march along the Vancouver harbourfront that morning to raise awareness and funds for the global campaign Rotary launched 35 years ago when there were 350,000 cases of polio in 122 countries per year. The march was cancelled in keeping with health advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top, BC Place Stadium in the background, and Science World in foreground, along with, above, Vancouver City Hall will be lit up on the evening of Sunday, April 26, 2020 to salute Rotary's global campaign to End Polio 
Joined over time by international health organizations, foundations and governments, Rotary’s campaign has reduced the number of cases to less than 200 in just two countries in 2019. It is estimated that it will take more than a three-year projection of US$4 billion to rid the world completely of polio, as smallpox was eliminated in the past.
Rotary District 5040 Governor Bala Naidoo, says, on behalf of the 50 clubs, “We are most grateful to the three organizations of Vancouver City Hall, BC Place Stadium and Telus Science World for generously agreeing to continue their support of Rotary by lighting up their public buildings. It is their way, especially in the midst of this immediate and challenging time, of showing support for this long, hard fought global campaign. Today, with this campaign, 19 million people who would otherwise be paralyzed by polio are walking, and 1.5 million people who would otherwise have died are alive."
Rotary members have contributed $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $8 billion to the effort.