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.
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!
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.
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.
Hser Pwa La
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!
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.
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.
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!
Key Club Alumni from Nepean High School currently attending University of Guelph.
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!
Member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West and Advisor to the Sir Robert Borden Key Club.
Coach, consultant, advisor, and volunteer. Always looking to help make a difference.
Known as a mentor and ambassador for many organizations. Proud 30-year Member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa