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BoQ Entrepreneur: Shan Khan

An interview with Shan Khan of Structural Stamina in Belleville.

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Briefly describe your business.

Structural Stamina is an easy-to-use platform, built to inspire a holistic approach to health and promote an active lifestyle. We offer services related to yoga, fitness, nutrition and self-defense.

What brought you to the region?

I attended Loyalist College.

What was the hardest thing about starting a business

Being unsure of how to make it all happen. In order to do something you’ve never done, you must become someone you’ve never been. Be willing to keep learning.

What makes the Bay of Quinte a good fit for your business?

Structural Stamina is primarily run online, but I enjoy the Bay of Quinte as a place to live. Beautiful area, great people and there’s more going on than you’d think.

What advice do you have for entrepreneurs in the area?

We’re living in times where people lack a sense of community. We entrepreneurs should collaborate more with one another, bring our projects, ideas, products and services together to better serve our community.

How have you changed your operations during the pandemic?

Learning to take everything online. Pre-pandemic all my teaching and instructing was done in person and now I utilize video conferencing software like Zoom. The pandemic has been the catalyst for bringing Structural Stamina to be.

What is something good that has come from this difficult situation (the pandemic)?

I think we’ve all had the opportunity to slow down, reflect and put more time into connecting to those close to us.

If you could have one word tattooed on you, what would it be?


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A collection of all our stories from the BOQ

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Let’s see what we got!

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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