Vancouver Guardian Angels

Last week I got a facebook request to be a friend with the Vancouver Guardian Angels. I’m not sure exactly how they selected me to be a friend, maybe a random search of people living in Vancouver? I confirmed that I would be their friend and then boldly sent an email over to see if I could 1) take pictures of them in action & walking the beat so I could add that to my portfolio of photos and 2) talk to them a bit so I could do a write up for the Metroblogger. So far, a member named Slider has agreed to my requests and I’ll be meeting up with him and a few others next week for a walk around town.

I don’t usually approach strangers online and ask them take their pictures (hey, that’s what friends are for, right?). But, I thought this would be a good thing to do. I’ve seen these guys around Vancouver and have definitely heard about them in other cities. Now is my opportunity to satisfy my curiosity and find out why these people volunteer their time to walk in parts of town that, honestly, make me pretty nervous.

4 Comments so far

  1. Test (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 7:43 am


  2. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

    So… how’d it go?

  3. Carol Browne (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

    I’ll be meeting them next week hopefully! I will let you know the date once it’s all settled. It will be quite an adventure.

  4. Deryk (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

    I had my doubts when they stated they were starting back up in Vancouver.
    I thought they were either junked up on a power trip or did they really care for the community.

    I was driving down Powell heading downtown on Friday night. I saw 5 Guardian Angels by the park on Powell and Dunlevy. I pulled over and watched them.
    I witnessed them shaking hands and talking to people there.
    If you know this Park it is a haven for drug addiction and violence.
    Waiting for crack pipes to be broken and fights to happen..Nothing.
    There was a small fight that broke out between two guys close to the washrooms, the Angels broke it up, walking the two combantans away from each other.
    So what I saw was positive.
    People didn’t fear them. I took it that they liked them better then the cops. I got back into my car and left.
    So they do help out the community

    Anyone else see them around?

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