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The Odd Squad Productions Society celebrated fifteen years with their annual gala.
For the unaware, OSP is a local organization started to keep troubled youth off the street and away from drugs, gangs, and violence.
I had no idea of the strong Vancouver PD association. The night's gala affair included special guests like Winnipeg Jets player Evander Kane, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chief Constable Jim Chu, board member Jim Byrnes, and other local celebrities.
OSP includes a strong documentary program, producing an Oscar-nominated short on policeman Whistling Smith as well as peer-to-peer component, and talks from reformed gang members.
I was curious about the whole "odd" theme and moniker, considering the VPD association. Evidently, it started from a saying and even including a musical set from The Odds.
The night included some special entertainment from dragon dancers, a boat show, vintage car display, and host of other entertainment.
The celebration brought together a few of the higher aspects of local charity, reminding us to do our part, support good causes, and never forget to improve our surroundings and contribute to our society.