Category: Humans of Kitchissippi

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 […]

HOK #31: Carol Upton

Meet Carol Upton. “I was born in Montreal and grew up in Aylmer. We moved to Ottawa when I was 16. After high school, I went to university and took computer science. I worked in that field until I had my first child. I left my job before there […]

HOK #30: Tyler Lisacek

Meet Tyler Lisacek. “I grew up in North Glengarry, and moved to Ottawa in 2011 to attend Algonquin College. I moved to Westboro last year. When I was 13, I was riding my bike home along a straight country road and I was hit by a truck doing 98 […]

HOK #29: Luke Paluch

Meet Luke Paluch. “I was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland during the communist regime. Things were tough there, but we didn’t know anything else. I remember my uncle sending us packages of things we couldn’t get, like bananas. I remember taking a banana out into the street and […]

HOK #28: Faith Pickles

Meet Faith Pickles. “I grew up in Kingston and moved to Ottawa to attend Algonquin College in the Business Administration Program. I initially moved to Chinatown, but when I happened to go to The Works in Westboro I saw a small village inside this big city and I felt like […]

HOK #27: Natasha Kyssa

Meet Natasha Kyssa. “I have lived in the Kitchissippi area since August 2014. Before that, I grew up and lived in the Glebe. I noticed that the things I loved about that area were disappearing. I love the Kitchissippi area because of its eclectic nature, its small businesses, its […]

HOK #26: Brayden May

Meet Brayden May.  “I was born in Peterborough, but have lived in Ottawa for the past 13 years right here in Hintonburg. I attend Brookfield High, and my favourite class this semester is cooking. In the future, I’d like to be an electrician, because I could make lots of money […]

HOK #25: Kerry Gogush Cule

Meet Kerry Gogush Cule. “I’ve lived in Kitchissippi for 20 years, after growing up and living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I love that this area is like a little village, a close-knit community, and almost like an extended family. I came here for a job after I finished my […]

HOK #24: Sara May

Meet Sara May. “I’ve lived in the Ottawa area for the past 13 years, 12 of those years in Hintonburg. I love that this area is very unique, and locally sustainable. The arts and culture of the area appeals to me and I can get everything I need here… […]

HOK #23: Jerry and Lois Nudelman

Meet Jerry and Lois Nudelman. “We have lived in Kitchissippi for 10 years, Ottawa for 20 years, and moved here after being born and raised in Montreal. We have three children, and four grandchildren. We moved here because of Jerry’s job at a local clothing company. Jerry retired three […]

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