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After meeting a customer on a cruise ship, this man moved his family from the Philippines to Saskatchewan

Romulo Lopez has grabbed every possible opportunity in life — even when it meant relocating his family to Regina, Saskatchewan.

'She asked me if I want to work with her to manage her business here in Regina.'

Romulo Lopez has grabbed every possible opportunity in life — even when it meant relocating his family to Regina, Saskatchewan. 2:13

A chance meeting lead to a life-changing decision for Romulo Lopez and his family.

"I was so excited because I could start to build the future of my family," Lopez shares, adding he had no previous desire to move to another country.

He has spent his life grabbing every possible opportunity and now owns a chain of successful food franchises in Canada.

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