After months of planning and years in hibernation, the Bear Clan Patrol has returned to Winnipeg streets. The volunteer safety group held their first official street patrol Monday night in the North End.
“It’s really empowering. It’s part of the movement that’s been gathering in our community here and I’m just so glad to see it finally come together,” says organizer James Favel.
The original Bear Clan Patrol was first formed in 1992. Back then, around 200 volunteers banded together to provide people living on or frequenting city streets with a sense of security.