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November 17, 2017
Howard Blank - auctioneer extraordinaire for 20th anniversary gala

Howard is a solid partner for our team and has been in our corner from the get go. We are lucky to have him donate his time, energy and work for us. He will be conducting the live auction at our 20th anniversary gala fundraiser on December 1, 2017. Howard Blank has been a member […]

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November 15, 2017
Odd Squad Gala Headlined by Hockey Night in Canada host Scott Oake

Drug Overdose Awareness ‘Back on Track’ event celebrates society’s 20th anniversary – still with the same VPD beat cops who started the society with a hard-hitting video on the reality of addiction Hockey Night in Canada host Scott Oake and his wife Anne will bring a personal perspective to the keynote speech at the Odd […]

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February 2, 2017
CBC News : 'Odd Squad' cops say prevention, not more harm reduction, needed for fentanyl crisis

“I don't support elements of harm reduction that are legalizers in sheep's clothing there,” says a retired police officer who served for many years on the Downtown Eastside. He's part of the Odd Squad, a group that works on drug abuse prevention.

Read the original story on CBC: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fentanyl-overdose-vancouver-odd-squad-1.3962727

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July 8, 2016
Press Release

Odd Squad Productions Society will host an evening presentation open to community leaders as well as the general public to discuss current drug trends and public health issues affecting Vancouver. The presentation will aim to inform and educate community members on how to encourage positive decision making in today’s youth.

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June 22, 2016
Fentanyl Crisis on the News in Vancouver

Fentanyl overdose calls plague fire crews in record-busy May Nearly 1,000 emergency calls were handled by a single fire hall last month, and officials say fentanyl is partially to blame. Vancouver Fire Hall 2 responded to 943 calls in May, breaking a record for most 911 calls in one month. "The call volume is getting […]

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June 22, 2016
VPD is asking parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of fentanyl

The Vancouver Police Department is asking parents to speak with their children about the dangers of fentanyl. Chief Constable Adam Palmer believes parents and caregivers have an important influence on their children’s lives, and that these kinds of conversations could make all the difference when teens are faced with difficult decisions. Original story: mediareleases.vpd.ca/..... Letter to […]

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December 29, 2015
Blush Article about the “Odd Christmas Party”

Original article: blushvancouver.com/the-odd-christmas-party-an-evening-with-jim-byrnes/ Whether you have heard of them yet or not, Odd Squad members have been making a difference in our city’s most troubled area since 1997. A group of concerned Down Town East Side (DTES) beat cops decided to “take something out of that sordid mess that we were tasked with policing and […]

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December 23, 2015
The Odd Christmas Party Wrap

❆ The Odd Christmas Party Wrap ❆ Thanks for being there! ? Squad and XMAS party volunteers Donate Now View Event Photos We sincerely thank those who were able to join us on December 1 for the Odd XMAS Party. 200 guests enjoyed a magical night with friends, old and new, who assisted in raising $25,000 towards […]

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October 31, 2015
North Stars to partner with RCMP against drug abuse

Battlefords North Stars hockey team is starting a joint initiative with RCMP in Project First Goal to educate children against drug abuse. The project will see members of the North Stars travelling to Vancouver to see first hand the consequences of drug abuse, touring the downtown east side with the Odd Squad. The players will document […]

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