Category: Humans of Kitchissippi

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 […]

HOK #22: Adam Gallaro

Meet Adam Gallaro. “Coffee is the one thing I’m good at. Seriously, it’s the one place I feel I have the ability to be myself, but also get to experience this sort of strange time travel, out-of-body experience. It’s impossible not to want to think deeper and look […]

HOK #21: Jessie Parker

Jessie Parker. “Ashcroft has been kind enough to lend us this space – first floor of the condo tower on Richmond near Island Park – to use as a gallery for the rest of this month. After that it’s being turned into shops. We have four local […]

HOK #19 – Daphne Volante

 Daphne Volante. “My mom teaches voice, so I kind of grew up in that environment. I did study music at the Royal Conservatory for a few months, but I really couldn’t afford to stay there. I’ve been in choirs here and there, but it’s mostly my mom […]

HOK #18 – Jose Real

Meet Jose Real. “Being a barber has become like a hip thing to do now, there are so many younger guys that are getting into it. It’s all about style now. Myself, I just kind of fell into it. I started out cutting my own hair, doing my […]