HOK #28: Faith Pickles


Meet Faith Pickles.

“I grew up in Kingston and moved to Ottawa to attend Algonquin College in the Business Administration Program. I initially moved to Chinatown, but when I happened to go to The Works in Westboro I saw a small village inside this big city and I felt like I was home. I spent last summer working with the Westboro BIA, as the event coordinator of Winston Square. I met so many amazing folks, and I feel after interacting with so many people from the area, I put down roots here. My plan is to do a post- grad program in B.C. and I know I will be drawn back to this area. My ultimate job would be doing marketing and promotions for Wellington West, or Westboro BIA, while I live in my tiny house and live simply. I spend a lot of my spare time with the rescue dogs I foster. I find it so fulfilling and it’s a way to give back to the community. My mom always told me ‘Don’t say no, when you can say yes’ and I try to live by those words.” Collected by Ellen Bond

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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