"It makes me happy when people approach me and ask me how I became homeless, my experience. I came from Calgary, I was working there for 11 years and I ended up getting laid off and I ended up coming here. Before that I sent for my ex wife and daughter who were living in Nicaragua and going through a civil war, so I took my paycheques and brought them back to Canada got them a home, a job, my daughter went to school and I ended up homeless. It's part of life. It's an experience that I will always remember but I'm grateful for the people that come out and share with me and want to talk to me and understand, and I wish a lot of the population could understand what it's like to be homeless and be in our position. You know we don't try to be homeless. It's that some of us struggle from mental health issues and you know it's hard. It's not something we want to do. Believe me, it's not."