My name is Stan Cho, and I’m a second-generation Korean-Canadian who is proud to call Willowdale home. Born on September 14, 1977, and raised in Toronto, my story is a familiar one to lots of Canadians.My dad immigrated to Toronto from South Korea without knowing the language or culture, but he understood something essential about this place: as long as you’re not afraid of hard work there are opportunities here for everyone. He started working at a Beck’s convenience store, that was his first real job. He worked long hours in order to bring my mom and grandparents to Canada.