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Elena Yugai  Investment Manager and Impact Ventures Advisor @helderventures

Good luck, @flavoursofhope
I can't wait to taste your delicious creations.

#Repost @flavoursofhope
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Savour this: traditional cultural food and inspiring stories from talented refugee newcomer chefs. We are launching a summer Newcomer Food Market on Granville Island to celebrate multi-ethnic food prepared by newcomer women earning a living wage! You can help us get this exciting food market opportunity off the ground by donating to our fundraising campaign - $100 will support women to receive Foodsafe training and empower them to work in the food industry. To support us, please donate on profile link. After you have donated, visit us at the Groundswell Test Market and taste the delicious cultural flavours and dishes from newcomer chefs! @groundswellyvr #flavoursofhope #empoweringwomen #traditionalfood #granvilleisland #groundswelltestmarket

Welcome back to Vancouver @witregatta and @melodybiringer 😘
Thank you for continuing to create incredible connections and supportive spaces for #womenintech .
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#relationshipsisthenewcurrency #witregatta

Today is the World Refugee Day, and I've been reflecting on my own refugee family history and the impact it had on my life, shaping my values and the work I do.
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My great-grandparents along with 180,000 of their peers fled to Russia when Japan occupied Korea. .
In 1937 my greatparents were forcefully and violently deported from the Russian Far East to Uzbekistan by Stalin. My grandmother lost 1 child along the way, and miscarried 3 more in the next few years until she finally gave birth and raised 6 children. (Second photo is my grandma with my mom).
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My family survived because of the generosity of the local people, who prosecuted and struggling themselves, did not allow Koreans to starve to death.
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Once settled, they returned the favour by looking after other ethnic groups that Stalin deported during the World War II.
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And I grew up during two Chechen civil wars in the 1990s. We lost friends to terrorist attacks, we heard stories of kidnapping and torture. My friends and I collected toys and supplies to bring to refugee camps that housed families that were forced out of their homes. We read books with them, and I wept from anger that kids my age had nothing to wear and little to nothing to eat.
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Today there are twice the number of people in Canada who are displaced around the world. Our country welcomes refugees and struggles with the influx of asylum seekers. It's not a perfect system, but it is driven by compassionate and kind people. .
I feel lucky to be here and to do the work I love. But I'm able to do it because of the kindness of strangers who helped my family along the way over the last 110 years. .
I stand with refugees today, because I carry their pain and loss of home and security in my very DNA, but also because I have hope and faith that kindness and love prevails in the end.
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#worldrefugeeday #istandwithrefugees #impactinvesting #socialenterprise #giveadamn9

Loved the Umbrella Lockers in Japan! Do we need this here? Have you had your umbrellas stolen or taken by mistake?
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#umbrella #productidea #ilovejapan #doweneedthis

Today's matches are full of surprises. Congratulations #Mexico for winning today's match against Germany! Vancouver celebrates with you!
South Koreans are now rethinking their strategy and are worried that Germans will be fighting for their life when they play against Koreans next week.
Brazil tied against Sweden, and I don't even know what's real anymore. .
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#fifa2018 #teammexico #futbolmexicano #worldcup #futbol

We got skunked last week 😭🤬🤮😵, and Bruno had 3 baths in 3 days. The smell hurt the eyes, body, and soul. It punches you in the face every time you try to take a breath.🤢🤢🤢 The only thing that worked is @naturesmiracleproducts Skunk Remover Shampoo. It is a miracle indeed. This is the only product that gets rid of the smell right away. Forget tomato juice and baking soda. Just get Nature's Miracle. .
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#skunk #westend #stinkydog

Nelson Street gnome is sprucing up her curb appeal for the summer. Can you imagine the tea parties there? 🍰🍒🍯☕🍎 .
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#friendlyneighbor #communitygarden #viawesome #scottishterrier #madewithlove

Felt lucky and won the most amazing door prize from the BC Blueberry Producers Association! It's the Bluebs Bounty!!! .
The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation @royalcolumbian launched a special fund to support mental health among the South Asian community. Dr. Arun Garg is a force of nature and an incredibly dedicated practitioner leading the fund. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Thank you @manpreetdhillon and #BCIT for the invitation, and congratulations Canadian Indian Networking initiative on an amazing event. .
#surrey #CINI2018 #canadaindia #bcbusiness #bcblueberries #vezacommunity #manpreetdhillon #mentalhealth #madeincanada #surreyboardoftrade #SFU

FAMILY: "Post more pics. We miss you!"
ME: "🙄😑 selfies are stupid." Also ME:
Sees doggo => 😲🤯😍 => runs thru traffic to take a picture with 🐶🐕🐩🐶
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#whatsimportant #priorities #doggo #ilovedogs #bestpuppyever #vancitydogs #dogsoftheworld

Even rain was perfect in Japan. .
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#rain #kyushu #ilovejapan

A few moments from our wedding captured by our friends and family. I'm crushing on these blurry pics while waiting for professional photos. .
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#koreanwedding #hanbok #결혼

BD gift to self: Grain's goodies and discovering new flavours! 🎁🎉
I mean, hello, the flour was milled 2 days ago. TWO days ago.
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Also, What TF is farro, you ask? So did I. And, wow! Love the earthy, chewy, smokey flavour!
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Setting aside all of Sunday to bake birthday bread and make wheat berries and quinoa meals. Do not disturb!
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#eatgrain #lovegluten #organicfood #sustainablefood #localfarmers #madeincanada #socent #femalefounders #impactventure #quinoa #farro

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