The Laureate of Vancouver’s Downtown East side to remember him a week after his death… BUD was a recovered heroin addict, who, once clean and sober, found inspiration and meaning in committing himself to bettering the lives of those locked in the horror of addiction. The tools and his weapons were WORDS, he became a poet, documenting the lives of the “most marginalized”, weaving words of great meaning and beauty. Bud died last weekend, and we created this wreath ESPECIALLY for him… he would have gotten a big kick out of it.