We're a passionate group of people from the Church-Wellesley area. Ranging from young to old, we're all trying to make an impact.
Co-Founder and Graphics Lead: Kimiya Behrouzian
Kimiya Behrouzian – illustrator, animator, urban planner at IBI Group Inc. – she is bound to be the equivalent of wanting to stick your fingers into a live socket. From a young age, Kim realized that she wanted to make a difference in peoples' lives by beautifying their physical surroundings and by designing spaces that bring diverse people together.
A designer at heart, Kim is keenly interested in vector animation. You can check out her work on instagram.
Co-Founder and Tactical Lead: Nikolas Koschany
Nikolas is an urban planner at The Laneway Project. Having graduated from Ryerson's school of Urban and Regional Planning in 2016, Nikolas has always sought to make an impact in the communities he is a part of. The Linear Parks are close to his heart, as he walks through them daily on his way to work.
You can view Nikolas' work by looking at his online portfolio.
Yoga Instructor: Ranjith Wijewardhana
Ranjith is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher with 2000 hours of teaching under his belt. He competed a 500 hour yoga teacher training course in June 2016, and is also a Reiki and Thai Yoga massage practitioner. He teaches all levels of yoga, from seniors chair yoga, to beginner, intermediate and advanced. Currently, Ranjith teaches yoga at Delmanor Seniors' Communities, the 519 Gay & Lesbian Community Centre and the Thornhill Community Center.
Ranjith joined Friends of the Linear Parks in July 2017, and led two "Yoga in the Park" sessions on August 20 and 28. He will be back in 2018! View his website to learn more about him.