Featured Vancouverites: Anna Temple Rees and James Rees

Hometown:
Anna is from Maple Ridge, British Columbia and James is from Kingscliff, NSW, Australia (married on July 3, 2010 on Galiano Island).

How long have you been Vancouverites?
Anna: I’ve been living here since 1991 when I moved out from Maple Ridge to attend UBC. I lived in Thailand and Australia for about 5 years, but always felt that pull back to the mountains, ocean and forests. Having said that, I feel lucky to be married to an Aussie for that geographic option!

James: I came in February 2007 to visit and never left. I just received my permanent residency in November. I do miss the weather in Australia (especially this time of year), but there’s a lot to love here in Vancouver.

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Featured Vancouverites: Anna Temple Rees and James Rees