Nik Van Egdom – Life Enrichment Coordinator

Meet Nik!
He’s our new Life Enrichment Coordinator for the Apartments at Menno Place.
He has been at Menno Place for a year and a half already and is just beginning in this new role. He is an invaluable addition to the team – bringing an energy and passion to his job that makes working with him a joy.

Read the Q+A to find out what he does on a typical day and why he loves working at Menno Place!

Q: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

A: An archaeologist.

Q: What are some small things that make your day better?

A: Constant coffee and lots of laughter.

Q: What do you do on a typical day after work?

A: I tend to two very needy cats as soon as I get home and then proceed to determine how much bread baking I feel like doing. Depending on that decision, I either spend my evening baking or relaxing with friends, family, or books.

Q: What is your favourite thing about working at Menno Place?

A: My favorite thing is how rewarding the work we all do here feels. I’ve never felt as good about the work I do at any other job I’ve had.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

A: You get one life: that’s it. You may as well live it with a smile on your face.

Q: Where is your dream vacation spot?

A: Morocco. The cuisine there is a fusion of Spanish, Middle Eastern, and North African foods. I would love to travel there and gain about 15 pounds.

Q:What are you looking forward to in the next year?

A: A proper, bona-fide two-week vacation, as mandated by my manager.

Q: What’s your favourite holiday?

A: Christmas. It forces families to spend time with each other, which is a good thing.

Q: What TV show are you watching currently?

A: Just the odd news commentary program.

Q: What was your first job?

A: Working as a cook at Panago, a pizza place, in Abbotsford.