Central Saanich Police to sport pink

Central Saanich Police are supporting Pink Shirt Day campaign

Central Saanich Police Corporal Pat Bryant shows off one of the Pink Shirts the detachment is selling in support of Pink Shirt Day against bullying on Feb. 27. The initiative is supported by Coast Capital Savings.

Bright pink shirts and a utility belt complete with a 9mm pistol are two things that don’t often go together, but they will for the month of February at the Central Saanich Police Department.

The detachment has chosen to support Pink Shirt Day which is a campaign dedicated to raise awareness of bullying in schools and communities all over Canada.

The nation-wide initiative was inspired by two Grade 12 students, who in 2007 decided to take action after witnessing a younger student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. The students bought 50 pink shirts and encouraged schoolmates to wear them and send a powerful message of solidarity to the bully.

Five years later, the Pink Shirt Day campaign continues to raise awareness and provide education and funds for anti-bullying programs in B.C. and Western Canada.

“What we’re doing this year is working with CKNW and Coast Capital Savings in support of the anti-bullying movement through the month of February,” explained Corporal Pat Bryant, who’s leading the campaign at the detachment.

The Central Saanich Police will be selling a limited number of pink shirts complete with the Pink Shirt Day logo on them for $6 up until official Pink Shirt Day which happens Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Bryant has also commandeered employees at Thrifty Foods in Central Saanich to wear the shirts on the official day, as well as the employees at Fresh Cup Coffee in Central Saanich to wear pink shirts for the week leading up to Feb. 27. The company will also donate 25 cents from every cup of coffee sold that day to the cause.

“It’s important that our kids get the education about anti-bullying in the schools but we also want to bring it out into the community because bullying can happen anywhere,” explained Bryant, who said that all the proceeds raised by the detachment from shirt sales and Fresh Cup Coffee from beverage sales are going to the CKNW Orphans Fund.

Pink shirts can be obtained by dropping by the Central Saanich Police station at 1903 Mount Newton X Rd. or by calling the detachment at 250-652-4441.

 

 

 

Just Posted

UPDATED: Man arrested on Richmond Avenue after standoff with police following ‘serious assault’

Police were called early Sunday morning following an assault in the building

VRBA warns Saanich of negative consequences if new DCC bylaw approved

Builders association says the cost of increasing DCCs will be borne by consumers

Victoria harpist releases ‘old school’ jazz album, makes singing debut

Musician ‘blown away’ by reactions to her seventh album Songs From the Harp

Victoria’s Christmas bird count set to take flight

More volunteers needed on the West Shore for Dec. 14 count

WestShore Skatepark Coalition faces uphill battle as costs jump $166,000

‘It feels like a David and Goliath situation,’ says coalition member

VIDEO: SNL skewers Trudeau’s mockery of Trump in high school cafeteria sketch

The three world leaders won’t let Trump sit at the cool kids’ table

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Students call for spending as international enrolment produces huge surpluses at many universities

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update

Morneau says the first thing the Liberals plan to do is bring in their promised tax cut for the middle class

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

B.C. university and colleges posted a combined $340 million surplus in 2018/19

B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers

Group will bring together unions, province, health care organizations

Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison

Their detention is widely viewed as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Chinese high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Most Read