Oh, Canada!

Published: April 11, 2019

Boardwalk would like to congratulate two members of its Procurement Team for becoming Canadian Citizens this year.

Vanessa Ambrose

Born and raised in Rajkot, Gujarat, India, Vanessa was studying in Melbourne, Australia when she made the big decision to move to Canada. Her boyfriend had already been living and working here, so it made the transition to a new country much easier. After completing her schooling, Vanessa jumped on a plane to Canada to start a new life with her boyfriend, now husband.

In 2014, a year after moving to Canada, Vanessa joined the Boardwalk family as a Customer Service Representative at Oakhill Estates. Since then she has held various operational and administrative roles before being promoted to a Procurement Team Leader in 2018. Highly regarded for her excellent leadership skills, Vanessa has become an essential part of the success of the procurement team.

When asked what her favourite thing about being Canadian is, she said: “Canadians have a well-deserved reputation for being the nicest group of people on the planet. I’m proud to be a part of this group of nice people, and I hope I can live up to the reputation.”

Diana Beedassy

Born on the Island of Mauritius, Diana Beedassy always knew that she wanted to study abroad. She dreamed of experiencing life in a big city – the tall buildings, endless entertainment and exciting, yet hectic life. Her sister was living in Australia at the time and seeing how well she was doing motivated Diana to move to Vancouver to attend university when she was just 18 years old.

“I absolutely adore the values of Canada, and I love living in such a multicultural and free country where I am given all the tools to achieve a bright future. The Canadian Rockies are also a bonus for me as I love hiking and spend all my summer weekends in the mountains.”

Diana joined the Boardwalk family in 2014 as a Buyer and has cross-trained through many different functions of the procurement team. Flash forward to today, and she is a Procurement Administrator and a well-loved member of the team. When asked if there was anything she missed back home, Diana said:

“I miss the food a lot. Unfortunately, in Calgary, there are no Mauritian restaurants, and it’s hard to find some ingredients here. I miss the beach a lot too - Mauritius is known to have the best beaches in the world. Being in a landlocked province does not help!”

Congratulations once again to Diana and Vanessa!

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