Dilshan Hetti-Hewage

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Born to a Sri Lankan fisherman and a house maid, I survived a Tsunami while in law school, worked to rebuild our communities with the Sri Lankan and American Red Cross, met my wife Jen at Tim Horton’s in Afghanistan and married her twice (the first included elephants in Sri Lanka and the second cowboy hats in Canada), then moved to Calgary where we have been working non-stop building our Canadian dream.

My journey has been most interesting and now includes becoming a finalist for a $25,000 scholarship with Lethbridge College Extreme Career Makeover, while working two jobs (thank-you Fluor and again, thank-you Tim Hortons).

I don’t know if I will win, and that’s ok. After reading and watching the stories of the other nine finalists I think you would agree we are all deserving of this incredible opportunity with Lethbridge College. I have already gained so much from this experience.

I don’t know what the future will bring after this part of my journey ends (ahem – at exactly 11:59 p.m. MDT, Sunday, 30 March 2014 if you’re voting) but I look forward to creating the next chapter and sharing it with you.

With Grace,

Dilshan Hetti-Hewage

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