By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate Affairs
Canada Day will have a new meaning for a longtime Walmart Canada associate in Victoria this year.
“It’s my first year celebrating Canada Day as a Canadian,” said Paul Tungsiriratana, Co-Manager at the Victoria Supercentre at Uptown Mall. “I’ve lived in many places in my life, but Canada is special. It’s a country of immigrants. I’m one of those people.”
After growing up in Thailand and New Zealand, Paul came to Canada for school. He needed a part-time job, so he applied at Walmart Canada.
And now, 10 years later — it’s the only one he’s ever had in Canada.
“I remember Paul coming to join us for a part-time role 10 years ago,” Store Manager Brad Bester said. “It wasn’t long after that he caught our eye as someone with great potential and he proved us all right.”