Who We Are

FocalOttawa is an intergenerational initiative dedicated to promoting and helping local businesses—amidst the pandemic now more than ever—through our buy-local campaign. We believe passionately in the transformative power of buying local products to strengthen individual local companies and in turn, the Ottawa economy.

OUR TEAM

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Soumaya Boubekeur

Head of Website Design

Hi! My name is Soumaya Boubekeur and I am the website team captain for this project! I am also the co-president of the Gloucester High School Key Club. I enjoy volunteering and working on improving the experience of volunteerism in high school. I like to shop and love to find small local stores with all unique things you can't find anywhere else! I also love bubble tea!

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Alice Yang

Head of Sales

Hi! My name is Alice Yang and I am the Co-President of Key Club at Colonel By Secondary School. I feel incredibly grateful for this opportunity to not only work alongside my peers, but contribute to something greater: helping my community, one step at a time.

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Mansi Sethi

Head of Advertising

Hey there! My name is Mansi Sethi and I am the Advertising head on the Focal Ottawa team! I am also the District Governor of the Eastern Canada District in Key Club International- it is an honour to serve you all. In my free time, I love working with Key Club, the United Nations Association in Canada, the Star of Life Project, and DECA. I also love getting active and creative.

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Hser Pwa La

Website Design

Hello, my name is Hser Pwa La and I am one of the members of the website team. I'm a grade 12 attending Gloucester High School where I am the secretary-treasurer of the Key Club there. Key Club has been an amazing experience in which I've learned a lot on the way. In my free time, I like to sketch, practice the guitar and casually juggle, which so far I've managed to juggle 4 at once!

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Zaina Karaki

Sales 

Hi, I am Zaina Karaki. I am in the tenth grade and a member of Sir Robert Borden's Key Club. I am very passionate and determined about this initiative and what we are doing. I have always enjoyed volunteering and helping others. Thus, I am so glad to be a part of this initiative that helps local businesses as well as supports students in need.

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Naya Holman

Advertising

Hello, I am Naya Holman. I am part of Key Club Skyline as a bulletin editor. I am in grade 11 at John Mccrae. I decide to be part of this initiative because local businesses need our help during these hard times. The experience I am getting with this team is so valuable and I am very grateful.

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Myar Mosleh

Website Design

My name is Myar Mosleh, I am in grade 12 and it has been nearly two years since I joined Key Club! I love to dedicate myself to helping others and volunteering as much as I can to serve the community and I channeled my passion for commitment through this fantastic project as I lend a helping hand to the community!

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Rachel Lowenburg

Sales

Key Club Alumni from Nepean High School currently attending University of Guelph. 

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Heather Liu 

Advertising

Hey! My name is Heather, and I am the Co-President of the Colonel By Secondary School Key Club. I am a passionate volunteer at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, who loves to support my community whenever possible. I am so thrilled to be a part of this inspiring team of individuals, and I look forward to the prospects that await us!

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Kathy Jones

Volunteer

Member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West and Advisor to the Sir Robert Borden Key Club.

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Jarrod Nichol

Volunteer

Coach, consultant, advisor, and volunteer.  Always looking to help make a difference.

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Steve Georgopoulos

Founder

Known as a mentor and ambassador for many organizations. Proud 30-year Member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa