HOK #010 – Adam Osman


Meet Adam Osman.

“I’ve worked here at Dovercourt Recreation Centre for the last five years or so. You can often find me at the pool desk. I love the community here, and my co-workers. I think it’s a really welcoming place. Every day when I finish, it feels like it’s a reward in itself, like it’s good work. In my free time I like racquet sports, in particular badminton, and I enjoy volunteering. In fact, I came to Dovercourt first as a volunteer, in my older brother’s cafe upstairs at the Centre, and then I volunteered with maintenance here as well. Now it’s pretty much my dream job.

This year my volunteer time is mostly canvassing door to door with the March of Dimes and the Arthritis Society. I try to help out at least once a year. I feel like it’s really important to my life to give back. Before I came to Dovercourt I volunteered with a cooking group. They were people who needed help transitioning to being on their own. There are so many individuals who made an impact on me during my time there, who I still see in the community. It’s always nice to smile and say hi. It still shapes my life now.” Collected by Kate Settle.

Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our growing collection of humans right here.

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