Cybele On Celebrating her Identity & Culture

Before arriving to Canada, Cybele grew up near the capital of Dhaka, in the small town of the Narayanganj. She lived in a wholesome community with her mother, sister and father. Her mother was a teacher at an international Canadian school, where Cybele, and her sister Ria both attended. Cybele compares the community that she grew up in similar to Saint John- a wholesome area, family oriented and has a strong community vibe.

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The Masters Behind Taste Of Egypt

Paula and Ehab Radwan never intended to be in the restaurant industry. Their fate was sealed when Ehab, originally from Egypt, arrived in Canada and landed a job at a local Lebanese restaurant without much prior cooking experience! It was a year and a half later that they had the dream to open Taste of Egypt and began to serve their authentic cuisine to the community.

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Chef Feature: Hia and Mona

Meet Chef Hia! She is one of the Chefs at Middle East Cafe. Hia and her best friend Mona are the two lovely women who run the Middle East Cafe which is located at the YMCA. Since they met in an English class at the YMCA, they have always dreamed of opening a small shop.  They began cooking together and started selling their food out in the community at local markets and pop-ups. The ladies were receiving such great support, so when the YMCA approached Hia & Mona to open a cafe it was a dream come true!

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Guest Post: An inside scoop on Sankara’s online multicultural marketplace

Guest Post By: Taylor White

I spoke with Lily Lynch — co-founder of Sankara, to learn all about her business and her experiences as an entrepreneur.

Lynch currently works full time in Saint John, New Brunswick as a paralegal while pursuing her full-time business on the side. Although a very busy woman, working hard is nothing new for her. “I sometimes had up to 3 jobs while studying in university,” says Lynch. Continue Reading