Ruby Kafalava is originally from Tonga. She met her husband in Canada, and decided to take up a permanent residency here. She loves dancing and music, and started dancing when she was little. She was with a dance group that travelled through Fiji, Niue and across Tonga for 5 years. They used dance as a way to express messages about equality, racism, domestic violence, bullying and drugs. etc. She is now involved with keeping her culture, language and traditions alive in Canada through her participation within Pearls of The South Pacific; an authentic cultural group based on Vancouver Island. She is also a mother of two young girls and works as a professional caregiver. Ruby’s home is her life and she loves getting the opportunity to give back to her community.
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