The JRV Filipino Asian Store has been open for only 16 months, but its owners are finding that their business venture is more than just a store – it’s a way to connect the Filipino community in Campbell River.
Rica Briones and Ivan Ragonot started the JRV Filipino Asian Store in June 2021, in the midst of the pandemic. While they have both lived here for 11 and eight years, respectively, running a store that offers specialized Filipino snacks and dried goods has introduced them to countless others who also emigrated from the Philippines.
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