On Sunday (September 24), photos of the posters were shared on social media. One social media user noted that a poster was posted at a bus stop in Port Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver in British Columbia.
“Join us for Whites-Only Moms & Tots,” the heading of the poster reads.
“Are you looking for somewhere your children can play with others that look like them,” the poster continues. “Are they tired of being a minority in their schools or daycares? Escaped forced ‘diversity’ and join other proud parents of European children as we create and atmosphere in which our kids can feel like they belong.”
“Invest in your child’s sense of well-being and racial identity by giving them the gift of time spent amongst their own people—because they deserve it,” the sign adds.
A link provided on the poster leads to a Telegram group called "White Tricities Parents and Tots.” The page, seemingly referring to metro Vancouver cities Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody, has over 200 subscribers, according to reports.
Port Coquitlam officials said they saw other social media posts of signs around the city but officers weren't able to locate them. Partially removed signs were reportedly discovered in a Coquitlam shopping mall.
“As soon as it was brought to our attention, bylaw officers immediately searched the area and all bus stops, but no signs were present. Perhaps being removed by someone else,” Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West said in a statement. “This vile garbage isn’t welcome in our community, or anywhere else.
“I can’t imagine someone trying to promote that hatefulness, that racism amongst children. It is completely unacceptable,” he added. “Our city condemns it in the strongest terms, and we’re very much focused on promoting a community where everyone feels a part of Port Coquitlam.”