Category: Humans of Kitchissippi

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 […]

HOK #37: Sofia Santiso-Borsten

Meet Sofia Santiso-Borsten (and her daughter Chloe). “I grew up in Guatemala, but have been in Ottawa for eight years. My family roots were originally Canadian, but my parents were born in Guatemala and had me there. It’s not normal to live on one’s own in Guatemala, so after my father died, […]

HOK #36: Bob Morin

Meet Bob Morin. “He’s the mayor,” rang out the words of a stranger who happened to be walking by Bob Morin’s house. Bob wasn’t there to hear, but maybe he will, if he’s released from the hospital. “Bob was born and raised in Ottawa,” says his wife, Colleen. “We […]

HOK #35: Kit Flynn

Meet Kit Flynn. “I lived all across Canada growing up, moving every year and a half. As an adult I moved to Ottawa from Toronto to create a better life for my family. Ottawa is the very best place I have ever lived, and I’ve been here 27 years. […]

HOK #34: Wayne Current

Meet Wayne Current. “I have lived in Hintonburg for the past six or seven years. I’ve always liked the area, and went to school here when I was younger. There’s lots going on, and I like that I have a brewery right on my street. I also appreciate the […]

HOK #33: Elly Dumouchel

Meet Elly Dumouchel. “Originally I am from Petawawa, but I came here to attend Algonquin College to take Event Management. After I graduated I moved into Westboro because I worked in the area at a local outdoor store. I am using my skills learned at college by hosting events […]

HOK #32: Austyn Ryan

Meet Austyn Ryan. “I grew up in Cornwall and Kingston. I came to Ottawa to attend Algonquin College. I graduated from the Fitness and Health Promotion program. I now work at a local fitness facility as a strength and conditioning coach. I get to meet all kinds of new […]