Gar Gar's Profile
Gar Gar is a runner! He was born to immigrant parents who fled from a war-torn country, to find a safe place to call home when his mother was eight months pregnant with him. Nourished by a single mother, who sacrificed her entire life to raise him and his sibling with perseverance through the toughest and unsafe conditions after his father died. After two attempts, Calgary came to be a reality, calling the riding of Calgary - East home.
With no English language, he succeeded in the odds of getting a higher education while they were raising their children. He became the first youth of his community to accomplished a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in accounting and became the youngest elected chairman among elders in his community throughout Canada.
Gar Gar believes in small business. Has great experience in the private registry sector, a security team lead at Stampede Exhibition.
As an active volunteer, Gar Gar became more interested in issues affecting community safety and prosperity, youth, and civic engagement. He Co-Founded a Mothers Against Youth Violence, a non-profit organization created to empower voices of mothers who lost their children to senseless violence. He is a founder and Executive Director of a Youth Empowerment Scholarship. He volunteered with Care Connect, an organization that helps deliver food to residents with mobility barriers for several years and joined numerous non-profit boards, committees and community associations. Some of few were: Member of SAIT Board of Governor, Governance Committee, City of Calgary Immigrant inclusion, mental health committee, and Treasurer at Albert Park and Radisson Heights Community Association.
Gar is a community association member of Southview.
Gar Gar political involvement began as a volunteer and campaign manager assistant for candidates at the provincial and municipal levels, He worked with Election Canada as a Central Poll Supervisor (CPS) in Forest Lawn riding in 2015. In 2016, he was elected as the president of SAITSA. In 2017, Gar Gar ran in Calgary Municipal Election for Ward 10 against 10 other candidates with a slogan, " If you want Something done, Gar Gar is the one.", focusing on the accumulated stigma and bad reputation, lack of care prosperity, investment,
Gar Gar and his wife Nancy Anei have four children: 10-years- old Dut, 8-years-Ruby, 4-years-old Gar Junior, 4-month-Zoe and a puppy named Destiny.
He spends his free time with his family, neighbors, and being involved in the community.