To all our members and guests,

At Harbour City Bears, we strive to be an inclusive, respectful and approachable community group for all. Our current committee and member base is evidence of that, we have people from all walks of life, ages, sizes, gender identities and personality traits or types.

There have been instances in the past where attitudes have been shown which do not align with what we strive to be, attitudes which belong firmly in the past. We aim to move beyond these and forward to a more open, friendly and inviting community.

Any vilification of any person by age, gender, orientation, size, race, or any form of personal shaming to any member, guest or venue employee will not be accepted. Equality, acceptance and kindness should be the norm, not the exception. As a group, we are a minority within a minority, we should never be putting down others, but raising everyone up to a higher standard and being respectful at all times.

The Harbour City Bears committee, as always, reserves the right to discipline any member found breaching these guidelines as per the Harbour City Bears constitution. Any non-members found to be breaching the above may be asked to leave any of our private events.

If you ever feel uncomfortable at any of our events, please feel free to see one of our committee members immediately, who will always be wearing either a committee shirt or a committee badge and we will address your concerns as best we can.

If you wish to submit any details via email or anonymously, you can do so through the contact form on our website.

Sincerely,
The Harbour City Bears Committee