Wider Horizons

When Omar Kadir (General Studies 2005) and his wife Sandy walked in to their chemistry lab on thekadir family first floor in the corner classroom of the Andrews building in 2003, they were unaware that this would be not only a room of learning, but also a room of love.

Meeting your future spouse while learning about molecules is not exactly the stuff of wild romance, laughs Sandy.

“Omar was always late, I remember that well,” she adds. “He actually told our instructor he always was late because he wasn’t used to the weather in Alberta.”

Omar had moved from Surrey, B.C, to Alberta on a baseball scholarship with the Prairie Baseball Academy. Sandy was taking her prerequisites for dental hygiene and was also on the Kodiaks volleyball team. The sporting duo then made the big move to Chicago, where Omar would play for the University of Illinois baseball team and Sandy would graduate from Parkland College as a dental hygienist.

Now sitting in their west side home, the Kadirs dote lovingly on their almost two-year-old son, Mikail Andrews Kadir. Giving Mikail the middle name of the place where his parents met all those years ago seemed like a great way to pay homage to their time at Lethbridge College when they were just two doe-eyed kids in love.


Wider Horizons
Meagan Williams
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