We’ve enjoyed but it’s not like we necessarily dreamed of it. Sometimes it has been tough for my family and sometimes it has been refreshing. It has given me perspective and helped me live my life happier.
Our daughter was born in Montreal. She speaks Spanish at home ― we force her to speak Spanish. Well, not “force”, but we will say to her, ‘I don’t understand what you’re saying. I am not going to respond unless you say it in Spanish.’
Canada has been great to us and the people in this country are exceptional. We want our daughter to be Canadian and feel Canadian, but we want her also to have that little touch of Venezuela, so she knows it and knows where we once were. It’s important.”
Alirio Briceno, Operations Management Certificate ‘10 | Manufacturing Plant Director, PepsiCo
Editor’s note: PepsiCo is a valued community partner and supporter of SAIT students and alumni. They hire SAIT grads and are the Presenting Sponsor for our 100-year anniversary.