Kenny has lived in Vancouver for 8 years; he collects money from people in cars at Terminal and Main Street. In between light changes he is very busy sweeping the curbs and gutters with a piece of cardboard.
He asked if he could keep working while I interviewed him, and said that he needed to work really hard, as he sweeps dirt and cigarette butts to the curb, and then makes a pile at the end of the median.
On a good day he will make $50.00 to $75.00, and will do drugs
“Like everybody else.”
Advise to young people thinking of a life on the street:
“Listen to your parents and friends, be a leader not a follower, and don’t judge a book by its cover.”
“Vancouver needs more shelters.”