Foot patrol attacks are insulting to volunteers

Re: “Dear Life,” March 10

I’d like to address the past few editions of “Dear Life” and the apparent concerns of the student(s) so unsatisfied with our Foot Patrol program.

I would like to ask that individual if they understand that labeling an entire group of unpaid volunteers in such a derogatory way is not only ignorant, but completely discredits their concerns.

I am 100 per cent proud of our Foot Patrol volunteers and everything they have done this year. They work around the clock to ensure the safety of you, your peers and the faculty who run our university.

They have completed over 8,000 walks and rides home this year, and are the only completely volunteer program of its kind in the country.

If you are a concerned volunteer, I suggest coming to meet with me in order to voice your concerns.

However, if you want to continue using “Dear Life” to vent, be my guest. But I ask that you at least have the guts to sign your name.

–Odette Ansell
Vice-president: Services, WLUSU

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