The Nova Scotia Quality of Life event by Engage Nova Scotia got me thinking about my genesis with Engage NS. My family attended the Share Thanksgiving event in 2016. It’s a program to match a newcomer family with a Canadian family for thanksgiving dinner, we were matched with the amazing Allen family. It’s been almost 3 years and we are still in touch & gotten closer.
In my usual style, I wrote about the event on my blog (SherifatOnabanjo.com). Engage NS saw it and was impressed.
In August 2017, Engage NS informed me of the 2017 Share Thanksgiving media launch & how they would like me to be one of the speakers.
Image 1: At the media launch, I met Danny Graham, who is the Chief Engagement Officer of Engage Nova Scotia
Image 2: I met Danny at an event organized by Status of women, which was focussed on women in business
Image 3: I met Danny at the Nova Scotia Quality of Life event recently.
PS: you would notice that my smile/laugh is usually broad in pictures with him. He does crack hilarious jokes and says really nice stuffs. He hasn’t stopped saying good things about the article I wrote about Engage NS on my blog (you can read it here), he goes as far as even telling people around him, which always warms my heart.
Image 4: the email I received regarding my invitation to speak at the media launch
Image 5: a video of my shy self speaking (the video is on my Instagram page)
Image 6: with Lena Diab, the Immigration Minister in Nova Scotia.
Image 7: with the awesome Allen family at the Share Thanksgiving event in 2016. I have lost count of how many events/outings and visits that have taken place since then. I’m glad our paths crossed, thanks to Engage NS.
Image 8: I got an invitation from Engage to appear on a TV program but sadly I couldn’t make it.
Image 9: a publication from Engage NS regarding my testimony of the Share Thanksgiving event
Image 10: I had an interview with CBC radio & my family was interviewed on CTV. Chronicle Herald newspaper also interviewed my husband & it was published.
Looking back,it’s been a worthwhile time with Engage Nova Scotia & I appreciate it all.
These and more are what makes me thankful and grateful to live in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia.