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In Focus | Kostia Siryi

Meet Kostia Siryi! Kostia is from Ukraine but has lived in Kamloops for five years. He is a committed man who loves to ski and network!

<who> Photo Credit: Kostia Siryi

Where are you from and how long have you lived in Kamloops?
Odessa, Ukraine, in Kamloops for 5 years.

Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?
My girlfriend Ana, she enriches any activity for me.

What is your favourite local store in Kamloops and why?
Winners, all I need for cheap.

Describe yourself in one word.

If you could go anywhere in the world right at this moment where would you go and why?
San Francisco.
<who> Photo Credit: Kostia Siryi

What is your favourite activity in Kamloops?

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
When I ripped my pants at work.

What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?
Networking with people who achieved something.

Tell us your favourite childhood memory.
Working on DIY projects with my dad.

Where do you volunteer or give back to in the community?
Last season, I volunteered at Kamloops Blazers games.
<who> Photo Credit: Kostia Siryi

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Make everyone honest, that would make the world more efficient.

Where would you sneak away to in Kamloops to spend some time alone?
Harper mountain for skiing.

Where would you like to see positive change in Kamloops and why?
Dealt with some paperwork with City of Kamloops recently, and I would love to see less bureaucracy.

What do you think makes Kamloops great?
The sense of community.

What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Trip to Sun Francisco, restore 1953 Chevi 3100, and Sky diving.
<who> Photo Credit: Kostia Siryi

Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
I’ve been taking 7 courses per semester at TRU.

How do people connect with you, personally, through social media?
Mostly networking, I prefer personal communication by far.

What is the name of your business/organization?
It’s a numbered bc company.

Why did you get into/start this business?

What is the goal of your business?
Enhance usage of certain materials and develop alternative methods of recycling.
<who> Photo Credit: Kostia Siryi

What has been your biggest struggle either at work or in life?
Managing my time effectively.

Tell us your best piece of life advice.
There is no such thing as talent, you have to work hard to achieve your goal.
<who> Photo Credit: Kostia Siryi

Why do you think it is important to shop locally?
I don’t think it is, I think that we should shop wherever we get more benefits from the purchase. This will allow businesses to specialize better both locally and outside of Kamloops.

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
My current career.

Give someone you think that deserves it a shout out and explain why!
@Anastasiia.muzykaa my girlfriend and a great person. Plays for the TRU Wolfpack volleyball team. She has some very inspiring stories to share.
<who> Photo Credit: Kostia Siryi

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