“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
For Immediate Release
A PRESENTATION EVENING WITH
ODD SQUAD PRODUCTIONS SOCIETY AND JOHN VOLKEN ACADEMY
Drug Education, Current Trends, & Protecting Kids
VANCOUVER, BC – Friday, July 8, 2016 – 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.
WHEN: Monday July 11th, 2016
5:30 PM: Pre-presentation exclusively for government officials, members of the health community, law enforcement, corporate sponsors and media.
6:30 PM: General public presentation followed by questions.
WHERE: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Odd Squad Productions Society is a registered charitable organization comprised of serving police officers, retired police officers, and volunteers. For almost 20 years, Odd Squad Productions Society has been recognized as a leader in the field of drug and gang education for youth. Odd Squad ascribes to the notion that 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure' and that drug prevention programs are a more cost-effective and healthier investment for youth than treatment. This presentation provides an opportunity to educate community members on drug prevention. John Volken Academy provides effective and affordable residential addiction recovery treatment by cultivating, teaching, advancing and instilling the desire to strive to be their best.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
For more information please contact:
Eva Malenka - Office Manager
Odd Squad Productions Society
604-408-9945 or email@example.com
John Volken Academy: www.volken.org
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 […]