Category: Odds and Ends

June 8, 2012
Gurmit Singh Dhak: Pitfalls of street life brought into sharp focus (with video)

Interview with a gangster who predicted his own death part of Odd Squad’s outreach to youth By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun Click here to WATCH THE VIDEO Four months before Gurmit Singh Dhak was gunned down outside Metrotown in October 2010, he predicted his own death in a chilling interview with Vancouver’s Odd Squad. “Every […]

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June 4, 2012
Quest for fame move gang wars from back alleys into the open

Stephanie Levitz  OTTAWA - Toronto police called the shooter who opened fire in a downtown mall Saturday "one idiot with a gun." But some gang experts argue public shootings like the one at the Eaton Centre that left one man dead and several other people wounded are part of an effort by gang leaders to […]

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June 4, 2012
National speed skating and alpine skiing athletes team-up with Vancouver’s Odd Squad

Posted by Speed Skating Canada CALGARY – Canadian team national team and Olympic athletes Jan Hudec, Canada’s leading downhill skier, and speed skaters Jamie Gregg, Cindy Klassen, Christine Nesbitt and Brittany Schussler will team-up with Vancouver’s Odd Squad Productions Society on Wednesday, June 6 for a presentation and learning experience, and attend the 2012 Odd Squad Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, June 7. The five athletes […]

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May 31, 2012
Recognizing youth leadership

Posted in Question - Serving Whistler & Pemberton - Original Link Click Here Dear Editor, On May 4, the Interact Club of Pemberton (the youth branch of Rotary) hosted the Odd Squad at Pemberton Secondary School for both Pemberton and Mount Currie schools. The presentations were a stark reminder of the deep and painful impact […]

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May 25, 2012
Actively empowering youth

On the cover this week ... Odd Squad Productions Society celebrates 15 years. MICHELLE DODEK On Thursday, June 7, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Odd Squad Productions Society will bring together nearly 1,000 attendees to celebrate 15 years of working to keep youth safe and drug free. Founded in 1997 by a group of […]

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May 17, 2012
Members of Jewish Community Working Diligently At Keeping Kids Safe and Drug Free

Original Newsletter - Click Here Odd Squad Productions Society Celebrates 15 years with a Gala Fundraiser Vancouver's Odd Squad Productions Society (OSP) is proud to announce the celebration of its 15th anniversary this year. Odd Squad Productions Society (OSP) is an independent, non-profit organization that was founded by volunteer members of the Vancouver Police Department […]

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May 2, 2012
…but instead…

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Steve The following is a contribution by fellow Beat Enforcement Team member Tyler Urquhart, inspired by some of the people he’s met along Hastings Street. He says it’s “kind of a poem.” A Grandfather, Bouncing grandchildren on his knees. Burgers, ribs, the family barbecue, Stories of ‘how things used to be’, chasing girls, a […]

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May 1, 2012
Police warn killing in Mexico may reignite B.C. gang strife

Jeff Nagel - Surrey North Delta Leader Published: April 30, 2012 11:00 AM Police are warning more retaliatory gang violence could break out here after the murder of a B.C. organized crime figure in Mexico. Thomas Gisby was shot point-blank Saturday in a Starbucks in Nuevo Vallarta by two gunmen who then fled. He had previously […]

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April 30, 2012
Legalized Drugs: Dumber Than You May Think

Author | John P. Walters Even smart people make mistakes​—​sometimes surprisingly large ones. A current example is drug legalization, which way too many smart people consider a good idea. They offer three bad arguments. First, they contend, “the drug war has failed”​—​despite years of effort we have been unable to reduce the drug problem. Actually, […]

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