Sunday, July 7, 2013 | Categories: Documentaries
Not much is known about Brenda Wolfe. She came to Vancouver's Downtown East Side from southern Alberta. She liked country music. She liked to dance. She could be kind. She could be very tough. She'd do whatever it took, to support her two young daughters, Angel and Destiny.
It was at the intersection of Main and Hastings, in front of the Balmoral Hotel, that Brenda Wolfe was last seen alive. She was thirty years old. Three years later, her remains were found on Robert Pickton's pig farm.
For two years, The Missing Women Inquiry investigated how Brenda Wolfe and so many other women, no one really knows how many, could have been murdered right under the nose of the Vancouver Police Department. Commissioner Wally Oppal heard from 83 witnesses. Brenda Wolfe's daughter, Angel, now 20, was one of them.
Angel Wolfe still lives with Brigitte Perrier in a small apartment in Toronto. She is an active social justice volunteer and public speaker. With the organization, Sex Trade 101, she works helping women, and their children, to escape the sex trade. She is also an active volunteer with Canadian Roots Exchange, an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between young Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
Brenda's Angel was produced by Marjorie Nichol.