While visiting Fort McMurray, I was told I just had to visit a Jamaican restaurant called Chez Max. I'm glad I did.
Fort McMurray, Alberta isn't where you'd expect to find a Jamaica restaurant called Chez Max, but as local activist and booster Robbie Picard told me, the city is far more diverse than most outsiders think it is.
I asked Maxine, the owner, how she felt about Alberta's frigid winters, considering that she'd moved here from Jamaica only one year ago.
She said the kindness and warmth of the local people more than make up for the climate.
"I don't feel homesick. This is my home."
Maxine also raved about what a great place Fort McMurray is to live your dreams, work hard and build a great life.
Warning: Her enthusiasm is contagious -- you may want to move here, too.
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