Led by Gurdeep Pandher, Victoria Police, Saanich Police, Central Saanich Police, Oak Bay Police, Westshore RCMP, and Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP danced Bhangra together at the legislature lawn in Victoria, British Columbia to spread a message of inclusivity, diversity, hope, happiness, love and togetherness.
With the stress from the ongoing pandemic and current social divides in our world today, demonstrating an example of belonging and unity-in-diversity is even more important.
Dancing side by side or taking part in activities together, promotes unity among people. It creates joy, positivity, and understanding, while encouraging mutual respect for one another. Working together builds cross-cultural bridges which contribute to connecting people during difficult times. Most importantly, doing things together with love heals everyone. Love and the culture of care for everyone can form a wonderful society for our future generations.
Thanks to Victoria Police, Saanich Police, Central Saanich Police, Oak Bay Police, Westshore RCMP, and Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP for taking this great initiative to spread the message of diversity, inclusion, happiness, respecting differences and building positive race relations.
A MESSAGE FROM VICTORIA BC POLICE:
On Friday, August 14th, VicPD officers, staff and volunteer reserves were honoured to dance Bhangra on the B.C. Legislature lawn with Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon. We were joined by officers and staff from Saanich Police, Central Saanich Police, Oak Bay Police, Westshore RCMP, and Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP.
We are so proud to embrace the joy of dancing Bhangra with Gurdeep, and to share his message of unity, diversity and inclusion through dance. Gurdeep’s message has never been more important than today, in the extraordinary and challenging times we are all facing.
Our response to exclusion is inclusion.
Our response to division is to join together.
Our response to hate is love.
We believe in healing from the past through learning, action and growth. Everyone deserves the right to be heard, to be listened to, and to be safe, no matter who you are, where you are from, what you believe or who you love.
At VicPD, our duty is to protect these rights for all.
We will continue to strive to promote the values Gurdeep embodies in having us join together and share kindness, healing and unity.