Members of the Quesnel RCMP Detachment wore their best pink shirts to support anti-bullying efforts. (Back row – Constable Sean Terry, Sergeant Rirchard Weseen, Constable Bob Kalman, Constable Alyssa MacNeil Middle – Constable Doug Erickson, Patti Thompson, Cindy Osip, Constable Cody Brown Front – Dana Bouchard, Staff Sergeant Darren Dodge, Kellie Hipkin) (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Members of the Quesnel RCMP Detachment wore their best pink shirts to support anti-bullying efforts. (Back row – Constable Sean Terry, Sergeant Rirchard Weseen, Constable Bob Kalman, Constable Alyssa MacNeil Middle – Constable Doug Erickson, Patti Thompson, Cindy Osip, Constable Cody Brown Front – Dana Bouchard, Staff Sergeant Darren Dodge, Kellie Hipkin) (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel RCMP goes pink in effort to stop bullying

Officers and staff from the detatchment participated in Pink Shirt Day

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.

Check out the Feb. 24 edition of the Quesnel Observer for a Pink Shirt Day section, and feel free to share photos of participation in the 2021 Pink Shirt Day with us on Facebook.

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