Category: Odds and Ends

November 8, 2012
RestART the restorative justice art project

Watch online now at oddsquad.com/videos 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 […]

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October 29, 2012
Sgt. Kal Dosanjh oversees a squad of officers in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Police Sergeant Kalwinder Dosanjh oversees a squad of officers in the Downtown Eastside.

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August 15, 2012
Eastside Stories: Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop - News Flash: Vancouver has a drug problem

Posted by Steve One of the lead news stories in Vancouver today was a study which found that illicit drugs are rampant on the streets of Vancouver. The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS reported that drugs such as heroin, cocaine, meth and marijuana can be bought on Vancouver’s streets in as little as 10 minutes. Go figure. And […]

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July 27, 2012
THE BEAT Season 2 Premiere this Sunday!

Season 2 Premieres Sunday July 29 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Back for a much anticipated second season, THE BEAT, produced by Montreal based Galafilm Production, delivers the same gritty, high-octane action as it did the first time around.  Over 10 riveting episodes, the show follows the Vancouver Police Department’s Beat Enforcement Team, as they […]

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July 13, 2012
Eastside Stories: Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop - 'She made her decision, and it was the wrong one'

Posted by Steve Five days past her 18th birthday, she was hooting on a crack pipe near the corner of Hastings and Columbia. She tossed the glass pipe to the pavement as we approached and tried to blend in with the crowd. “Please don’t arrest me,” the pretty redhead pleaded as I grabbed her arm to […]

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July 4, 2012
Odd Squad out to make a difference

Toby Hinton a 23-year veteran of VPD VANCOUVER COURIER Sgt. Toby Hinton, a beat cop on the Downtown Eastside and 23-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department, has seen firsthand the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol. He works in an overwhelmingly negative environment. But with unprecedented access to tragic life stories, Hinton was determined […]

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June 21, 2012
Odd Squad Productions celebrates 15th anniversary in style

By Kelly Marion Photos by Kelly J Marion --> @kellyjean247 Odd Squad Productions (OSP) held their 15th Annual Fundraiser Gala this month and sold out at over 1000 guests. The Vancouver Convention Centre was overflowing with black ties and evening gowns, with everyone looking chic as they perused the silent auction and sipped on a glass of wine. The large support was […]

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June 12, 2012
Hudec ‘humbled’ by tour of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Calgary’s Jan Hudec made his Olympic debut in Vancouver  in 2010, but this week he came here for a completely different experience. And it left  him feeling humbled and grateful for the opportunities he has as a full-time athlete. Hudec, 30, toured the Downtown Eastside Wednesday night through a program run by Odd Squad Production […]

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June 11, 2012
ODD SQUAD Experience by Brittany Schussler

by Brittany Schussler | Skating | Long Track Click here for the original 'SportCafe' post This week I was fortunate to have the eye-opening experience of taking a trip to downtown Vancouver with the ODD Squad. The Odd Squad is a group of police officers who are using their experiences in the East area of Vancouver, […]

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