Members of the Quesnel RCMP detachment were looking a little pink on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
They were participating in Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying campaign aiming to stop bullying in Canada.
The movement was started when students of a Nova Scotia high school organized a school-wide protest in support of a grade 9 boy who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.
The Quesnel RCMP weren’t the only ones in B.C. donning pink gear this year.
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes also shared a message of support on her Facebook page.
“Bullying isn’t just a part of growing up – it’s overwhelming, hurtful, and can make people feel alone,” the post reads. “It can affect learning, friendships, and most importantly, physical and emotional health. If you are a victim of bullying, reach out for help. Talk to a parent, teacher, or friend. Please know that you are not alone.”
Kids Help Phone can be reached by calling 1-800-668-6868.
Oakes called on the public to “lift each other up,” the event’s theme for 2021.
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