Daily Archives: March 21, 2012

Odd Squad brings truth about gangs to local 100 Mile House youth

Odd Squad Productions Const. Doug Spencer didn’t pull any punches when he told Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) students about his own experiences with youth whose lives were lost or otherwise destroyed by gang-related activities. Carole Rooney By Carole Rooney – 100 Mile House Free Press Published: March 21, 2012 8:00 AM Updated: March 21, 2012 9:44 AM Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) gymnasium was packed, but you could almost hear a pin drop when hundreds of students watched real-life scenarios and learned how to buffer themselves from the gang violence and drug abuse. In their recent presentation, off-duty police officers Const. Doug Spencer and Const. Dawn Richards didn’t sugar-coat the shocking impacts of gang violence and drug addiction on youth and their families. The constables are members of Odd Squad Productionswhich is a non-profit group of law-enforcement officers based in Vancouver. The film and slideshow depicts real experiences of young people in British Columbia, and many are tragic, even grisly, tales. However, others tell the success stories of those who rose above similar obstacles, and how they overcame them to lead happy, prosperous lives. After the presentation, Spencer said the program not only educates youth on these extremely important issues, it […]