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Police ask community to post positive messages on Pink Shirt Day

The annual anti-bullying day takes place Wednesday
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FILE PHOTO. Photo from Waterloo Regional Police

NEWS RELEASE
WATERLOO REGIONAL POLICE
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The Waterloo Regional Police Service is asking the  community to think positive, write positive, create positive and post positive in support of Pink Shirt Day, which occurs on February 24, 2021.

The theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up.” It’s a simple statement with a powerful message that encourages everyone to work together and treat others with dignity and respect.  

Last year, the WRPS #PostPositive campaign was an overwhelming success. So much so that we are bringing it back.

While we won’t be able to hand out the pink sticky notes to post this year due to the pandemic, we are still encouraging everyone to #PostPositive virtually.

Along with wearing pink, individuals are encouraged to think kind thoughts about someone and write them down, create a piece of art, send a thoughtful e-mail, organize a kindness chat or post a kind video. Be sure to tag us on social media so we can help spread your message of kindness. Use the hashtag #PostPositive for a chance to win a prize.

Bullying doesn’t have boundaries; it can happen anywhere, including schools, workplaces homes and online. Now more than ever, we need to support one another, look beyond differences and celebrate things that make us unique.

 “We are facing challenging times, and it’s important to be kind to ourselves and each other,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Being kind to someone, helps them feel valued and loved. We want to help spread kindness on Pink Shirt Day – and every day – we hope the community will join us by taking part in this fun and engaging campaign.”

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