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STATEMENT ON AMBROSE & MATILDA CHOI

TRIBUTE TO AMBROSE AND MATILDA CHOI



Honourable senators, I rise to recognize a noteworthy Canadian family residing in Vancouver, B.C.: Won-Chul, Ambrose, Choi; his wife Min Jeong, Matilda, Kim; and their two sons, Hyun Sik, Eric, and Young Sik, Alex, Choi.


Their immigrant story, from struggles and family separation to triumph and success, is one for the annals of Canadian history. It is a classic tale of young immigrant parents uprooting their lives to begin anew in Canada, and making sacrifices to enable their children to achieve academic success and give them opportunities to realize their dreams. In fact, Eric and Alex are both UBC graduates; Eric, after completing his master’s thesis in sports management at the Seoul National University, returned to Canada and established HS7 Enterprise Limited, following in his father’s footsteps as a leading entrepreneur; and Alex currently works for a software company.

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