Daily Archives: April 13, 2012


A Special Adventure with the Odd Squad (Guest Post)

A little while back, a few of our McMath students had an opportunity to explore a part Vancouver rarely seen by most.  Though a perhaps a little unsettling for some, our students were in good company.  Having an opportunity to explore the Downtown Eastside along side our school Liaison Officer as well as VPD Officer and Odd Squad Member, Brian Hobbes (a former McMath student), the group had a first hand experience that they will never forget. Vanessa Lee, grade twelve student, shares her experience below: On Mar. 8th, 2012, I along with 6 other McMath students had the rare opportunity to travel with the Odd Squad Policing Program to learn and experience what life is like living in Vancouver’s iconic Downtown East Side. From the very start of the 8 hour field trip, each student had a different thought on what the night would present them with. When we arrived at the Odd Squad Headquarters, we were shown a video, both about the struggles of drug users, but also those with success stories. Next, we viewed a 90 slide Powerpoint presentation outlining the numerous substances, drugs and weapons found and confiscated by the Vancouver Police everyday along the streets […]