2 Paycheques Away.. unlocks new perceptions of spirited and resilient individuals from the DTES by sharing their stories as told during their visit to the barber.
Kai moved to Vancouver from Hong Kong in '69. He and his wife Wendy, married since ’90, are residents of Powell street and act as custodians for the Powell Street Getaway. Wendy doesn't go anywhere without their 8-year-old dog Buddy. Update - Kai and Wendy moved into housing 2 years ago and are thriving.
Mouse “Cheech Mouse” is from London, Ontario. As a former cook, he has travelled a lot and is a proud hippie. A few years ago he was rollerblading down a hill and broke his back. With no family, savings or job prospects, he now collects bottles and does custodial work to make ends meet.