Category: Humans of Kitchissippi

HOK #79: Alysha Baldwin

Meet Alysha Baldwin. “I was born in Scarborough Grace Hospital and I grew up mostly in the middle of nowhere Ontario. I moved around a lot as a kid and lived on dead end dirt roads. Peterborough was a trip to the big city. I went to high school […]

HOK #78: Rachel Gabourey

Meet Rachel Gabourey. “I was born in Huntsville and grew up in Huntsville. I came to Ottawa to go to school. I originally went to Algonquin College. After a year, I wanted more of an art degree so I went to SPAO [School of the Photographic Arts of Ottawa]. […]

HOK #77: David Milnes

Meet David Milnes.   “I was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and have lived in Grand Prairie, Edmonton, Straffordville, Manitouwadge, White Lake, Orno, Charleoia, Belgium, Ottawa, Ono, Japan, and Alexandria. Living in many different places has instilled in me the appreciation of new experiences and a wanderlust that I satisfy today […]

HOK #76: Jacob Halden

Meet Jacob Halden. “I was born and raised in Ottawa and I’ve never really left. I’m taking a gap year. Last year I graduated from Nepean High School. Next year, I plan on taking the Outdoor Education program at Algonquin College. Spending time outside has been a family thing, […]

HOK #75: Victoria Palmer

Meet Victoria Palmer. “I was born Toronto, but I grew up in a relatively small town called Georgetown. I originally came to Ottawa to go to school. I completed the Museum Studies program at Algonquin College and never left. I chose this region to live because it’s quiet and […]

HOK #73: Han Shen

Meet Han Shen. “I was born in Suzhou, China, and moved to Canada in 1993, but my parents are still living in China. Even after a few decades living in Canada, I still miss my family and my cultural roots, especially the traditional music, ancient and folk art, and philosophy […]

HOK #72: Betty Dion

Meet Betty Dion. “I was born and I grew up in Montreal. I moved to Ottawa and this area in the 70’s. I’ve noticed a lot of change in the area, first off all the in-fills, and sadly the demise of some lovely old buildings. I love that this […]

HOK #71: Linda Collette

 Linda Collette. “I bought a place in the neighbourhood in 2003. I love that there are bike paths, being close to Gatineau Park and I walk or bike to work. I lived in the Glebe when I first moved to Ottawa for a government position from Embrun. The thing […]

HOK #69: Elad Rind

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 […]

HOK #68: Tiana Richer

Meet Tiana Richer. “I was born in Ottawa, and grew up in a mishmash of different places like Montreal, London, England, and back to Ottawa. I’ve lived in the Kitchissippi area for almost three years. I like the accessibility of everything, the walkability of everything, there’s lots of beautiful […]

HOK #67: Clara V.

Meet Clara V. “I’m going into grade two next year. My favourite subject is math. I like all the rest of the subjects at school. For my summer vacation we are moving. This summer we went to Tim Horton’s. I get the rainbow sprinkle doughnut. I’ve gone swimming at […]

HOK #66: Dorothy Johnson

Meet Dorothy Johnson. “I was born in Nova Scotia, in Annapolis Valley. I moved to Ottawa 30 years ago, and to the Kitchissippi three years ago. I moved here because of family. I like this area. I like that it’s building up and making some changes. I like to […]

HOK #65: Vahil Reftar

Meet Vahil Reftar. “My parents were eager to start their lives as new Canadians after escaping the various dangers of their homelands: war, violence, dictatorship governments, and religious persecution. They wanted to live in a land that was safe and free, one where they could start a family. I […]