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Farewell, Downtown Vancouver

My run of 22 years of working downtown Vancouver will end at the conclusion of February, as the JP II Pastoral Centre of the Archdiocese of Vancouver will move to its new location at 33rd and Willow in central Vancouver. As I will be out of town next week, for all intents and purposes this week is actually my last week downtown.

I worked at CIBC Mortgage Corporation (at the corner of West Hastings and Burrard) for the summers of 1993 and 1994. It was a great summer job for me as I got my initiation into working downtown and in a corporate environment. Needless to say, it was a far cry from serving as a busboy at La Pergola Italian Restaurant in Richmond. Continue reading Farewell, Downtown Vancouver

First Impressions: For Better or For Worse

At a meeting at work today, each participant was asked to answer three simple questions as part of a quick ice-breaker:

  1. Where did you grow up?
  2. How many siblings do you have?
  3. What was one interesting or challenging thing from your childhood?

It was a nice and easy way to get to know some of my work-mates a bit better. When it came to me, I answered like this: Continue reading First Impressions: For Better or For Worse