Class of 2021
President of the Fort McMurray Social Dance Club, and avid community volunteer, Seville Kwan, is often spotted at community events.
An employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, she recently sat down with YMM and talked about her perfect day in this community she calls home, and her shift in priorities.
YMM: What would you say to your 10-year-old self?
SK: A few things! Just be you, ask questions and don’t hold back. If someone tells you that you can’t do something because you’re a girl – just do it anyway, and you’ll probably be the best at it. Believe in yourself. Go explore, but come back to Fort McMurray soon – opportunities await! PS. You’re going to do great things – but you just need to take the first step to get there.
YMM: How have your priorities changed in the last 10 years?
SK: In the past 10 years… life has become less of what others expect from me, and do more things that feed my soul. Things I’ve learned along the way is to: travel around the world solo – because I want to; believe in yourself – even if no one else does; and to choose your own path.
YMM: For what are you most grateful?
SK: I’m grateful for the life I live. I’m grateful for my friends, family, work family and the opportunities that Fort McMurray has given me.
YMM: What motivates you?
SK: Being the best version of myself everyday, and learning something new everyday.
And deadlines. Deadlines and goals will definitely motivate me.
YMM: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve taken on this year?
SK: As with most others, one of the biggest challenges includes navigating around COVID and changing restrictions. In regards to the Fort McMurray Social Dance Club, the club has put a pause on providing dance lessons and events to the community. Thus, the momentum of the club has slowed down. As COVID continues, we are continuing to find new opportunities to promote the club and offer recreational ballroom dance lessons.