Oliver Baker Shares Story of Immigration - Castanet.net Penticton News

"Secret Ingredient is Love"

“Community Champions” is a media campaign led by the South Okanagan-Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership and supported by Castanet. We share stories that raise awareness about the contribution immigrants make to the community while introducing the small businesses of new Canadians.

Audrey Enixon was born and raised in Poitiers in the west of France. When she met her husband, Jean Marc, both were happy living in the beautiful Bordeaux close to the family estate winery. When Jean Marc’s mother sold the estate, the young couple was open to adventures, so Jean Marc started looking for a job around the globe. And their wish was granted – Jean Marc was invited to work as a winemaker in South Okanagan. 

“No, no, no…we can’t go.  Our son is too young…you are expecting our second child…it’s so far from France…Can we really?” exclaimed Jean Marc. 

But they understood that they needed to take this chance. 

And this is how their Okanagan journey began. 

 

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