Circle K Supports Westport Lions Club Draw

Ragu Sharma, left, presents a cheque to Lion Marty Hawkins to cover the cost of a big screen TV that will be the prize in the upcoming Lions’ draw.  Ragu is the current dealer of the Circle K/Esso in Westport. 

Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Bob Reddick

Ragu Sharma and his wife, Raman, are new to Westport but have quickly demonstrated their willingness to get involved in our community.

Ragu, 29 years old, graduated from engineering in India and started his career as a press manager for a newspaper in his native country.  

In 2016, Ragu took the bold leap to further his studies in Canada by enrolling in post-graduate studies in electronics and project management at London’s Fanshawe College.  While attending classes in London, Ontario, he worked part-time at a Circle K.  Upon graduating from Fanshawe, an opportunity came up to be an assistant manager at a Circle K in North Bay.

After gaining experience in North Bay, Ragu moved on to be a dealer/manager of the Westport’s Circle K.   Ragu and Raman are glad to be in Westport. “The people have been really nice,” says Ragu, “and Westport is surrounded by untouched natural beauty.”  

“I will have to think a bit” Ragu replied when I asked him, what was your biggest surprise when he came to Canada as an international student?  “Many things, I was scared, but people were so welcoming and happy to meet us, I wasn’t scared anymore.”  His original plan was to go back to India when he completed his studies. 

Ragu has a younger brother living and working in Toronto and his youngest brother is still studying and residing in India with his parents.  Both his parents have good jobs and plan to remain in India.    

The Westport Lions Club wishes to thank Raman and Ragu Sharma for their generous sponsorship of our big screen TV draw.  “I would be very happy to serve the community in the future,” says Ragu.  We wish them success in their new business venture and happiness and good health living in our community.

The Westport Lions Club Big Screen TV Draw will be drawn at the Lions Club Beach House on Saturday, February 27, at 4:00 p.m.

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