Special thank you to our volunteers who made our events so successful.
Brian Duoc Cao
Brian is an accountant with a special talent for capturing beautiful moments in time. His works are displayed at Photographic Salon Exhibitors Association of Alberta, Canada but he also shares them with the world through Facebook, Google+, and Flickr. As Brian says, “Photography requires a state of mind calmness and patience. Nothing but through the lens, the subject connect to the emotion and feeling. It is about feel of view, not field of view. You change the angle of view for a better photograph, but why not change the point of view in life for better a perspective. If I ever get a famous photograph, I didn't capture it. My soul did and it is yours.”
Brian and his wife have been strong supporters of GGB’s projects since the beginning of its existence, and he graciously volunteers for GGB at key events.
Cristina is a Psychology graduate who is currently working with families through Children’s Services. She plans to continue her education by pursuing her Masters in either Counselling or Clinical Psychology. In the past, she has worked with children and adolescents who have autism, and she aspires to continue working with vulnerable young individuals. Alongside of Generously Giving Back, she has volunteered for various organizations both locally and abroad. Her most memorable project so far was at an orphanage in Davao City, Philippines working with children who have various disabilities.
Cristina enjoys travelling, exploring new cities, and eating different types of food. She also loves to play volleyball and attend hot yoga classes. During her down time, she likes to express her art in the form of baking and decorating sweet treats. On weekends, you can find Cristina and hubby visiting local restaurants, cafes, and dessert shops all around the city – it’s their favourite thing to do!
Cristina is also our Goodwill Ambassador
Liem was one of the founding members of GGB who has discovered that he enjoys helping at the front lines. He is a Volunteer and Goodwill Ambassador for GGB, a system administrator, and an avid recreational volleyball player.
Liem also enjoys camping, hiking, and general outdoor activities in the back country.
I am a Licensed Mortgage Broker and an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Axiom Mortgage Solutions. I have 14 years experience as a mortgage brokers and over 21 years of experience in the finance industry, including roles as a Financial Advisor and Manager within a large bank. I recently received an award for Outstanding Sales through our brokerage.
I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two daughters, and dogs, either going for walks, biking or playing board games.
I volunteer to give back to our community and to help those that others have turned a blind eye to. I believe that a simple smile, hug and small gesture can change a person’s day for the better.
Moon Trueman is a pharmacist with CapitalCare. She is happy to be part of the Generously Giving Back family. She has volunteered and sat on boards for many non-profit charity organizations and is an active community member. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and three teenage boys.
"I am so fortunate to live the life that I live right now. I feel that it’s important to do what is in our power to help those in need and to teach the life skills of love, compassion and empathy to our children, so that they can pass this onto future generations.”
Mostafa is studying at the U of A towards a degree in pharmacology, and hopes to continue his education afterwards by going to medical school. He loves learning about how science can be used to help solve health problems and that drives him to pursue medicine, and also it’s the motivation for him to volunteer with GGB. He volunteers because he feels that he has the ability to do so much good with what he learns. Helping GGB is a small step towards his future career where he will get to help people all the time.
Outside of school, he loves to work out, go on walks, and has a black belt in taekwondo. He also spends way too much of his spare time playing video games.
Thelicia is a single mother of four, grandmother of one and totally rocking both the roles of mom and dad! She works full time as a department manager. Between home life and work, she finds time to enjoy paddling with her OCC family.
She has been with GGB from the very beginning and volunteers when and however she can. One of the most important lessons she wants to teach her children is to generously give without any expectations. For her, giving is not only about money. It’s about time, kindness and heart. She is trying to lead by example, and believes that it all starts at home.