The Sunshine Coast RCMP took a visible stand against bullying on Feb. 24, with members and staff marking Pink Shirt Day and officers taking the message to the community.
Const. Jihan McDougall, Indigenous liaison, and Const. Nicole Hall, youth liaison, attended schools throughout the Sunshine Coast and visited the shíshálh Nation to participate in anti-bullying activities.
Detachment members also showed support while attending calls by wearing pink shirts, while office staff continued their tradition of showing up for work in pink.
“It is important to remind everyone to do what they can to keep their schools and work environments free of bullying and to report any acts of bullying or assist those who are victims of bullying,” McDougall said in a news release.
Pink Shirt Day started in 2007, when a Grade 9 student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. The next day, the school was filled with youth who wore pink shirts in a show of solidarity for the student. Now, people around the world take part in the annual Pink Shirt Day to show they stand against bullying.
For more information about Pink Shirt Day visit www.pinkshirtday.ca.