Ryan Sullivan

“Much more than just languages”

Ryan Sullivan took French immersion. And it produced results, early on... When he was looking for a way to pay for his university degree, Ryan opened an ice cream parlor in the old train station in Sussex. A rule was established: bilingual services and signage. For Ryan Sullivan, it should not only be government agencies offering services in both official languages. It should be the whole community embracing that concept.

“For me, it’s not only about languages; it’s about culture, people. I think it’s extremely important that we celebrate each other’s culture, understand the challenges and opportunities that come with having two official languages and that we allow both linguistic communities to flourish. I think that is the way we are going to move forward and be successful as a province.”