Meet Elad Rind.
“My best advice is don’t worry about the past, enjoy the moment, and the future will just come.
“I was born in Israel, and I grew up there. I’ve been living in Ottawa since 2010. I’ve lived in the Kitchissippi area the entire time. I like that this area is central and everything is accessible. There’s a lot of places to walk, even if it’s just by the river, and the river is my favourite part of this place. I grew up on the beach in Israel, but there is no rain there. I miss that it is warmer in Israel, but it also gets too hot, and I kind of like it here. Maybe I miss having a dry summer and a summer with no rain.
“My children speak French and Hebrew. I read stories to them every night in Hebrew and only talk to them in that language. My wife speaks French to them and they go to a French school.
“In the future, I’d love to visit Churchill, Manitoba to see the polar bears. I’ve probably been to 20-30 countries in the world. Ecuador was pretty cool, Iceland was pretty cool, Alaska was amazing, Calgary was pretty good, Banff was pretty awesome.” 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.