Stories of Family and Individuals

  • Ricardo and Marites Elna

    Ricardo and Marites Elna

    Couple Finds Success Through Hard Work Ricardo and Marites Elnas came to Canada in the late 90’s with nothing more…

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  • Cleofe Family

    Cleofe Family

    Cleofe’s Journey I am Cleofe Bandilao- Curatolo, a Filipina-Canadian from the southernmost part of the Philippines. I am the first-born…

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  • Gidda Family

    Gidda Family

    Mt. Boucherie Family Winery In 1968, the Gidda family planted some of the first vineyards in the province, and the…

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  • Sangha Family

    Courage helped family settle in 'white' Kelowna My father, Mehar Singh Sangha, first came to Canada in 1906. He earned…

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  • Truong Family

    Truong Family

    Truong Family and Mekong Restaurant The Mekong Restaurant is the definition of a family business. In 1987, Dan and Kit…

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  • Chen Family

    Chen Family

    Chen's Family It is very unusual for Chinese immigrants to choose farming as an occupation. kelowna's Chen family is a…

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  • Shu Lee’s Family

    Shu Lee’s Family

    Shui Tung Lee’s Family Mr. Shui Tung Lee’s family has been in Kelowna for 5th generation. The family immigrated to…

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  • Ben Li

    Ben Li

    Ben Li Ben Lee is one of the best-known Chinese Canadians in the Valley. He is valued as a tireless…

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  • Mar Jok

    Mar Jok

    School Honours Chinese Canadian Pioneer Mar Jok Elementary School was named after Jok Mar, a pioneer in the local Chinese…

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