Category: Humans of Kitchissippi

HOK #51: Carole Dence

Meet Carole Dence. “I was born in Regina and spent my early years, until about six, on a farm. We then moved to Manitoba and I grew up on a farm there. I did my undergraduate degree at Brandon College, which is now University of Manitoba. I then went […]

HOK #50: Clarissa Crane

Meet Clarissa Crane. “We recently moved to Westboro and have been really impressed with the sense of community. There are street parties everywhere in the summer and fall in Westboro. Streets are closed and people on the blocks come out and connect with each other. People get to know each other during […]

HOK #49: Etienne Cuerrier

Meet Etienne Cuerrier. “I grew up in Kitchissippi, near the Bagel Shop. My family is French-Canadian and I attended school at Lycée Claudel… can’t get more French than that! When I was 8-years-old, my mom put my brother and I in Elmdale school, at that time I couldn’t speak […]

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 […]

HOK #47: Clarice Steers

Meet 
Clarice Steers. “I grew up in northern Ontario, in Timmins. My husband and my two children moved in 1973 to Oakville, where we lived for years. Two years after, my husband passed away. I moved to Ottawa because both of my children live here, and my six […]

HOK #46: Lyn Elliott

Meet Lyn Elliott. “I ask myself, what’s the better story when I’m 80? And then I do it. “I was born in Thunder Bay because that was the closest hospital to Upsala. When my sister’s ambition in life was to be a truck stop waitress my parents decided we […]

HOK #44: Amber MacNeil

Meet Amber MacNeil*. “I’m originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, and we moved from Toronto to Ottawa this past March. We have two young children. My son is two and my daughter is four months. I was worried that having two young children so close together would be difficult and intimidating. […]

HOK #42: Kira Duimovich

Meet Kira Duimovich. “I’m 15 years old and I go to Nepean High School when it’s not summer time. I graduated from grade nine and when I’m done high school I’d like to pursue architecture. I’d love to go to Queen’s for university. “I love this area because there […]

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, […]

HOK #40: Kyle Ryc

Meet Kyle Ryc. “I am originally from Burlington, Ontario, and moved to Ottawa to go to school in 2007 at University of Ottawa. I’ve lived in Westboro since December last year. I love that Westboro is a beautifully, tight-knit, colourful community, that has everything I want and I need […]

HOK #39: Grace MacGarvie

Meet Grace MacGarvie. “I’m in grade nine at Nepean High School. I like all of my teachers and find them to be very supportive and fun. My favourite subject is art. I like to draw and paint. I’d like to travel, work with animals and take up photography after high […]

HOK #38: Karen Secord

Meet Karen Secord. “I was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, moved all over and spent my elementary years in Burlington, Ontario. I moved to Ottawa in grade 11. Now I live in Hintonburg and I love the small village feel to it. I live and work in a very small […]

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