HOK #48: Shaylah Marsh


Meet Shaylah Marsh.

“I was born at the Civic Hospital and have lived my entire life in Westboro. I presently work at the Churchill Senior Recreation Centre. I like the atmosphere here and I know a lot of the seniors in the area. I get to know a lot about the aging population in the place I grew up in.

“I have a print-making company and it is a big part of my future goals. I’d love to make that more profitable. I do lino prints, screen prints, as well as wood and grain etchings.

“I like the fact you can go on a short walk in Westboro and you have so many different things to do here. It’s super easy to meet up with friends, or go to family dinners. It’s a good community and the BIA is making it better. There is a good community vibe.

“The best advice any senior has given me, and we do have two that have turned 100 this year, is to have a glass of red wine and little bit of chocolate, and I’m totally ok with that.” 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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