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A highlight of the 2012 Odd Squad Gala was the singing of the Canadian National Anthem by Launa. She is the daughter of Odd Squad member Toby Hinton
Project KeepStraight – Ft. McMurray Oil Barons & the Odd Squad Junior Hockey Mentorship Program
Drug Free Make it Your First Goal!
ODD SQUAD has teamed up with several Hockey Clubs from the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE (WHL) in order to deliver the best information available, regarding the perils of Drug and Alcohol abuse. Odd Squad has developed a two-day interactive program designed to equip Junior Hockey Players with the tools necessary for them to present drug awareness and gang prevention information to school aged children as well as other members of the community.
RestART was created by 2 members of the Vancouver Police Anti-Graffiti Unit, Constables Valerie Spicer (also an Odd Squad member) and Elizabeth Miller, who realized that arresting and charging teenage graffiti vandals did not help them leave the path that drew so many of them into additional criminal behaviour, did not help their victims and did not help our society.
RestART is a restorative justice art program that provides youth who have previously engaged in illegal graffiti with opportunities to express themselves in a positive way under mentorship from established local artists and community members. The RestART Program has experienced success with deterring youth participants from reentering the illegal graffiti subculture.
“Whistling” Bernie Smith with Odds & Jim Byrnes. An Odd Squad Production.
Odd Squad Production’s fascinating and sometimes disturbing look at the lives of five addicted people over the course of ten years in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Yo Bro Youth Initiative
Gangs & Guns is a documentary that digs deep into the culture and inner workings of criminal gangs. In partnership with Surrey Safe Schools, Odd Squad interviewed professionals, social workers, police, and gang members to inform viewers about gang structure, recruitment, and prevention/intervention strategies for youth who are involved in, or at risk from gang activity.
Odd Squad Productions On Track Program 2011 was a great success thanks to our participants and to our many VPD, and civilian volunteers. CBC News Tim Weekes came to report on the day long workshop. The news video includes an interview with VPD Superintendent Rob Rothwell, as well as Joe Calendino of the Yo Bro Youth Initiative.
Odd Squad Productions Society’s Gang Awareness Presenter Vancouver Police Constable Dawn Richards is interviewed by TELUS for an episode of myCommunity Heroes where Cst. Richards speaks about Gang Awareness, girls in gangs, the realities, the facts, and how our content is effectively passed on to today’s youth. For more information or to stay up to date, check out the following links:
Not a Game is an educational tool for teachers and parents of elementary school children on the dangers of crystal meth. Guided by an advisory panel of medical, educational, and law enforcement professionals, Not a Game delivers an age-appropriate message to our most valuable and vulnerable resource: our children.
This high-impact short film deals with the highly-dangerous and destructive criminal act of stealing cars. RCMP officer Tim Shields explains that the vast majority of car thieves are those who are addicted to drugs. They steal cars and trucks so they can commit other crimes to raise cash and buy more drugs. All too many times, death ensues.
Odd Squad Productions Society co-founders Ret. Cst. Al Arsenault and Sgt. Mark Steinkampf are interviewed by TELUS for an episode of myCommunity Heroes where they speak about how and why OSP came to be, what OSP is about, and how we feel our content is effectively passed on to today’s youth. For more information or to stay up to date, check out the following links:
Linda Stewart is a Vancouver Police Officer with a long history, not to mention a strong passion for street policing. She goes to work early to help keep our city safe; Linda is an experienced hostage negotiator. This film looks at the career, future, and extraordinary personality of an inspirational policewoman.
Crystal methamphetamine has roared across the globe, leaving wrecked lives, broken dreams, and death in its wake. Its use has cost millions in policing and health expenditures. Scathed analyzes the problem through the eyes of current and recovering users, their families, health-care workers and police. This hard-hitting documentary demonstrates that using crystal meth is a poison derived from poisons. Scathed is suitable for high school students, their parents, educators, and anyone interested in understanding the seductive lure of illicit drugs.
Bocephus King’s song – Jesus The Bookie – The Music Video. Filmed in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Odd Squad Productions very own Al Arsenault tells the world how it is in this spoof of the ‘Molson Canadian’ ads, with an Odd Squad spin.
Odd Squad Productions On Track Program 2011 was a great success thanks to our participants and to our many VPD, and civilian volunteers. Global News Michelle Miller came to report on the day long peer-to-peer workshop. The news video includes an interview with VPD Superintendent Rob Rothwell, as well as Joe Calendino of the Yo Bro Youth Initiative.
OSP turned the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver into a virtual classroom with our live interactive broadcast to the American School of Dubai for their substance abuse awareness week. This video features Kevin Connauton (2009 Vancouver Canucks Draft Pick).
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