I’m Trying to Get Back There


Son to Guyanese immigrants, Ian Sookram is a proud father, Scarborough enthusiast, and Maple Leafs fan. Living in Agincourt for 28 years, Ian speaks passionately about Scarborough and, specifically, Rosewood, the neighborhood in which he grew up. Spending his childhood at Alexmuir Park, playing for the Rosewood soccer team every summer, and remembering the love and openness from his neighbours, Ian identifies strongly with his Scarborough and Guyanese identities. Now residing in Markham and working for the Ontario Public Service, Ian implements everything he learned and received in Scarborough and applies it to his work, hoping to see a better future for Agincourt and his community, continuing to care for one another.

Ian Sookram: Narrative Audio Clip

We gave Ian a disposable camera to capture the sights, sounds, and experiences that feel like Agincourt. Here are his photos: