A B.C. labour rights advocacy organization is hosting a modified version of Where’s Waldo? in Victoria this week.
The Retail Action Network (RAN) is hosting what it calls a “COVID friendly, PPE-wearing” game called Where’s Bonnie? on Friday afternoon in Victoria.
Participants are required to find one of three people wearing a Dr. Bonnie Henry costume, who are hiding in three outdoor locations throughout Victoria.
Those who successfully locate Henry will receive a one hundred dollar gift card for groceries.
Retail Action Network says the game is designed to raise awareness for permanent paid sick day protections, which they want to see implemented and legally protected under B.C.’s Employment Standards Act.
“These protections are long overdue, and the onus should not be on workers to negotiate for their own health and safety,” Anna Gerrard, a member of RAN, said in a press release. Sick day policies at workplaces widely vary, but with these assurances, precarious and non-unionized workers in B.C. will not inevitably find themselves in an impossible position; having to choose between job and income security, or going into work while sick.”
RAN also said they are appreciative of the efforts made by Dr. Henry and hope she will consider supporting their call for paid sick leave protection.
For more information on Where’s Bonnie? and RAN’s campaign, visit retailaction.ca/covid19