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Police officers in pink

Vernon RCMP will be dressed in pink to standup against bullying.

National Pink Shirt Day takes place across Canada on Wednesday to raise awareness against bullying.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP stand with the community to fight against the negative behaviour.

"As police officers, we often see the negative effects of bullying both in our schools and in the community," said Jim McNamara,  superintendent, OIC of the North Okanagan RCMP. "Raising awareness around bullying and taking a collective stance on zero tolerance allows us to be a part of the solution, not the problem."

"On February 28, 2018, I hope you’ll join Inspector Gord Stewart and I in wearing pink to show your support for this movement."

Bullying often has long-term effects either physically, socially or psychologically not only on the victim but the bystanders who witness it.

The RCMP reminds parents to speak to their children about bullying to ensure they aren’t silent victims.
 
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For the month of February, each hashtag #PinkItForward, Coast Capital Savings will donate $1 to Pink Shirt Day in support of bullying prevention programs for youth in B.C.



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