From Madrid to Winnipeg
Winnipeg is Home: Arturo Orellana
It was a phone call that would change the course of his life. Arturo Orellana was set to start practicing law in Madrid when his uncle, who lives in Winnipeg, asked him to come for a visit before he settled in to his career. The city instantly drew him in with its multiculturalism, thriving arts scene, and entrepreneurial opportunities. After that, he no longer wanted to be a lawyer in Madrid.
“I came to Winnipeg and connected with people from 50 different nationalities. I learned so much about other cultures. I learned so much about myself,” says Orellana, who officially moved to Winnipeg four years ago.
“I wanted to connect my life with that multiculturalism.”
With this aspiration he built a new career creating connections between the city’s wide breadth of artists and the community, along with celebrating the diversity of Winnipeg. He points to Folklorama - the largest multicultural festival in the world - as just one example of the way Winnipeg embraces and supports this expansive cultural cocktail.
The city has also provided him with ample opportunities to network and connect with the right mentors, leading to evolution of his career from cultural app developer to leading community engagement and strategic partnerships for a variety of sectors.
“Winnipeg is a place for opportunities; a place of opportunities for everyone — business, art, or pleasure.”
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