Brennaw, Judy oral history interviews

Interview with Judy Brennaw
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Fraser River
Paddlewheeler Tours
Fraser Cafe

Judy Brennaw is a semi-retired galley worker on the M.V. Native and her duties consist of food preparation and cooking. Her title on her business card reads as ‘chef’. She has been with by Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours since March 2008. When Brennaw was 16 she moved to New Westminster from the Cariboo region of BC and has lived in New Westminster ever since. Her first job during high school was at the Fraser Café located in the Windsor Hotel, which is how she got her start in the food industry. She owned a restaurant called JCs which was first located on Begbie and Columbia St., was moved to the Elks Building on 6th St. and Carnarvon, and finally located on 4th St. and Columbia. Her restaurant opened around the same time as the Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours did. She is proud to be a resident of New Westminster and is a member of the Lions Club. In the interview Brennaw describes some of the changes she has witnessed on the New Westminster waterfront as well as her frustrations with the City of New Westminster.

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