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#20 – Kevin Thiruchelvam – Trust Yourself

On this week’s episode of the Day by Day Dad Podcast, Ryan interviews Kevin Thiruchelvam. Kevin has been a dad for about 2.5 years of his beautiful daughter. Kevin and Ryan have known each other for quite a long time but hadn’t connected in years. Luis Turcot, who appeared in episode 11, suggested speaking to Kevin. 

Kevin’s Bio: Kevin Thiruchelvam is a History and Religion teacher at Loyola High School. He coaches Rugby, Hockey, and Volleyball, and plays club rugby for the Montreal Wanderers RFC.

Kevin is happily married to Ellen Yambouranis for 5 years and counting. His daughter, Elizabeth Isla Thiruchelvam, is 2 1/2 and keeping him on his toes, despite being 6-weeks removed from ACL reconstruction surgery. 

He loves sports, whether playing, watching, or listening to sports related podcasts. In another life, Kevin would’ve probably been a sports writer/podcaster.

Topics Discussed: 

  • His desire to be a dad
  • The adjustments he’s made since the pandemic hit
  • The most difficult part of being a dad. 
  • Advice for new and expecting dads
  • Making sure time is spent at the dinner table


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