HOK #41: James Cartwright


Meet James Cartwright.

“I was born in North Vancouver, grew up in Denmark, moved back to Canada when I was 13, and moved to Ottawa in 2000. I’ve lived in Westboro since 2008. I like the neighbourhood of Westboro, I have two young girls who go to Broadview School, and we have Dovercourt right in our backyard. Westboro has a really nice community feel to it. It’s close to the city and it’s a great place for families to grow up.

This summer I’m looking forward most to watching Michael Tayler and Cameron Smedley compete in the summer Olympics. I won’t be down there, but I’ll be cheering them on from wherever I am. Myself, I’m a three-time Olympian [in whitewater slalom] and competed in the C-1 class, and it’s really nice to see another Canadian go down there and compete in that class. We didn’t have an entry in the London Olympics and it’s great to have a medal contender this year.” 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 collection of humans right here.

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