GINTA – Kamloops from up close – the things I’ve learned about being here

(Daniela Ginta photo)

(Daniela Ginta photo)

FIVE YEARS ago when my family and I relocated to Kamloops someone told me that unless you’ve been here a couple of decades or longer, you’re just not ‘Kamloopsian’ enough.

colheds-Gintahed1It made me feel a bit uneasy and it made me look twice at the people I met, wondering who is Kamloopsian enough and who isn’t.

Fortunately, that did not last too long. It was the end of summer and the farmer’s market was in full swing. As soon as we made our way to the market and said the first hello things started unfolding. I started talking to people and sharing stories only to realize that many of us take the same route when immersed in a place: we reach out and share life bits, regardless of whether there is a family history tying us to one place or another.


Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at, or through her blog at

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2 Comments on GINTA – Kamloops from up close – the things I’ve learned about being here

  1. Daniela+ Very glad you’re here I am.

  2. – I’ve been a reader since I was young; first with Readers’ Digest, following through the various articles till I had mastered full length pieces on various topics, such as Jacques Cousteau (ocean explorer) and I found that one’s identification through various topics increased one’s (more or less) value to another’s conversation over the years. Later I moved into the philosophical and the contemplations of life, etc. Belief and inherent understandings about others therein; psychological; sociological; theological, again, etc.

    Having said that, I don’t particularly mean building up one’s aptitude, as in fact having the ability to be kind as an attitude for moving amongst various people. One of the best things I’ve found is someone whom can actually filter good criticism along within a topic and not be offended that someone else has a different -rational- point of view.

    Good conversations along with good company….in the end: good friends.

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