The lights on White Rock’s iconic pier will glow red on Friday, April 24, in honour of the lives lost tragically in Nova Scotia last weekend.
The announcement was made Thursday afternoon in a tweet by the City of White Rock, which noted the display is also intended to acknowledge the service of White Rock RCMP members and will include a tribute to health care workers at 9 p.m.
The lights on #CanadasLongestPier will be red on April 24 to recognize the lives lost in #NovaScotia @WhiteRockRCMP. The display includes a tribute to health care workers at 9 p.m. Watch at https://t.co/JBPRmISBVb. pic.twitter.com/yusbMZQ7EY
— City of White Rock (@whiterockcity) April 23, 2020
The pier is currently closed to the public to promote physical distancing, but the display can be viewed on the city’s website at whiterockcity.ca/piercam
A nationwide campaign #WearRedFriday is calling for all Canadians to wear red on April 24 as a tribute to RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson and the other victims of Canada’s worst mass shooting.
The attack by a single shooter, which began Saturday night (April 18) and continued until late Sunday morning, claimed 22 victims, as well as that of the 51-year-old gunman, who was shot by police outside a gas station at Enfield, NS, north of Halifax.