Our Journey to Canada

A blog highlighting stories of people who have immigrated to Canada as well as their children and grandchildren.  

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July 9, 2019

Meet Celesta Gaba, a proud Ghanian-Canadian. Celesta is the Human Resources Coordinator at WFCU Credit Union. She is a graduate of the Bachelor’s of Commerce program at the Odette School of Business and holds a minor in French Studies. When she is not working Celesta loves spending her time volunteering through WFCU Credit Union’s community investment program, at her local...

March 22, 2019

Meet Renata Meo-Primorac, a proud Spanish-Croatian-Italian-Venezuelan-Canadian. Renata has her BA in Modern Languages from the University of Windsor and went on exchange to the Universidad de Valladolid to study Spanish Language and Literature. She is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration at the Odette School of Business and is the President of the MBA So...

February 1, 2019

Meet Tita Magdeline Kyrtsakas, a proud Italian and Greek-Canadian. Tita has a BA in English Literature & Drama from the University of Windsor, a Masters of Arts in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education at the University of Windsor. To say she loves school would be an understatement. Tita i...

January 10, 2019

Meet Ashley Doung, a proud Cambodian-Canadian. She obtained her B.A. Honours in Family and Social Relations from the University of Windsor. Ashley is an avid volunteer and community advocate. She is a Shelter Support Volunteer at the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and a United Nations Youth Delegate at The Youth Assembly at the University of Windsor. Ashley was the SOCANT...

January 3, 2019

Meet Annie Vanrivong, a proud Laotian-Canadian. Annie is a mother, wife, and the Founder and President of Wolf & Rebel, which is "not just a brand, but rather a movement and lifestyle. It is women owned and operated with a message about making the most out of life. Sending positive vibes where ever you go and empowering others." Annie is a graduate of St. Clair College and...

October 6, 2018

Meet Patricia Simone. She is a proud Italian-Canadian. Patricia attended Fanshawe College where she received her Law Clark diploma and graduated with a B.A. Honours Political Science and Communications Studies from the University of Windsor. Currently, she works at the University of Windsor's Cross-Border Institute as a Business Development Research Coordinator. She has vol...

August 14, 2018

Meet Hanlu Li, a proud Chinese-Canadian. Hanlu is the Co-Founder of Ani & Fabi, a monthly baking subscription box that makes your kitchen a sweeter place for you to spend fun quality time with the ones you love! She is bilingual, has an MBA from the Odette School of Business, and is a part-time instructor at St. Clair College. She is a community advocate, entrepreneur, and...

August 7, 2018

 Meet Joanne Soave (Morency), a proud Italian-Canadian. Joanne is the Director of Sales and Marketing for KELCOM, a TELUS dealership and a locally owned and operated organization celebrating 50 years in our community! Joanne is a proud supporter of the Windsor-Essex community, with the non-profit sector being near and dear to her heart. She is a proud member of the Ciociaro...

July 31, 2018

Meet Youshaa El-Abed, a proud Lebanese-Canadian. Youshaa recently graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours in Biological Sciences with Thesis and was awarded the President’s Medal at convocation. Youshaa is bilingual, attended the 8th annual United Nation’s University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand, was the President of the UWindsor Chapt...

July 17, 2018

Meet Diane Reko, a proud Canadian of Hungarian heritage. She is the CEO of Reko International Group, a diversified, technology-driven manufacturing organization. Diane is a wife and mother, a University of Windsor graduate, and a Director for the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation. Diane was a former Director of Hiatus House and is a member of the Chief Executiv...

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