This holiday season we encourage you to consider supporting local businesses when buying gifts! Between our students, teachers, parents and other members of our school community, we’ve got a lot of talent! Below, we’ve compiled a list of people’s businesses, projects and side gigs for you to consider this year!
Follow the links to find out more info on any given item – some can even be delivered and picked up at our schools. If you’d like your business or product added to this list, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for supporting your neighbours!
7 TREE INTERGRATED HEALTH CENTRE
We offer wonderful wellness services and beautiful locally made natural products with the aim of supporting everyone to feel and be their best! We believe that together, we can strive to support any and all community members toward a life of wholeness, great health and embodied humanity.
Jennifer Redding – Registered Acupuncturist
Jennifer’s main areas of practice are in pain management, sport related injuries, stress, neurological disorders, facial rejuvenation and infertility.
More info: Bayside Wellness
BLUE THORNBURY GALLERY AND SHOP
In the heart of Thornbury, Blue Gallery & Shop features a selection of Canadian Contemporary Fine Art and Craft for you, your Home and Cottage Collection. Find #oneofakind gifts this Holiday Season made by regional artists and artisans; hand blown glass, ceramics, knitwear, jewellery, handmade journals, metal work, wood creations + artisan soaps. Stay tuned for Art Classes beginning in the New Year too!
BLUE GALLERY & SHOP @blue_thornbury
19 Bruce Street, N, Thornbury, ON
As a third-generation flooring installer, we can provide everything you need to transform your floors. BOVA handles almost all major flooring material installations including laminate, hardwood, carpet & vinyl products. Contact us today to get a quote!
CANADIAN PET CONNECTION
We offer the industry’s best quality brands, including natural and holistic pet foods, treats, vitamins and supplements, toys, pet grooming supplies, leashes and collars, training accessories, medical and dental pet products, cages and terrariums, and so much more.
We provide expert healthful solutions for a myriad of pet ailments, including hip and joint stiffness, dog and cat dental health, pet anxiety, pet food allergies and sensitivities, diabetes in cats and dogs, and behavioural issues.
Canadian Pet Connection offers a wide range of products, with many new products being added to our online store daily. You can be confident that you’ll find what you need for your dog, cat, bird, fish, reptile, mini pig, or small animal.
COLLINGWOOD CARES COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Officially in operation for the past 6 years, voted Southern Georgian Bay’s Number One Non Profit for that past two years, we proudly offer many FREE events during the year to help support a strong, well cared for community. We are recognized by Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions as a preferred sponsor. Annually we offer a coat drive, back pack drive, Dica On a Dime, food drives for the Out of The Cold Program, Christmas sponsorship (at 26 families this year) and much more. If you want to help your community- reach out and ask us how!!
Collingwood Cares Community Outreach
Check out their work on Facebook
Epicure is a Canadian company founded by a single mom of two, looking for simple, healthy meals for her children. When she was struggling to find what she was looking for, she started creating her own. Epicure’s mission is to bring Good Food into every home in North America.
Evolved Entertainment is more than just a DJ company. We are a talent agency, event design firm and an entertainment school. Our team of event professionals produce the finest events for Toronto’s diverse crowds through our genuine love of music and entertainment. Our team experience at Evolved allows us to specifically tailor our production to your needs. We inspire confidence and deliver satisfaction, offering reliability, high quality and exceptional value. Let us help you realize your creative vision!
FIRESIDE STORIES – KIDS BOOKS
Matt and Kim have combined their love of Nature with storytelling and written a few books – There’s a lot of Noise in Silence, The Pink-Capped Chickadee and, new this Fall, Last Year’s Sunshine.
*Can be delivered to the school locations*
THE HUNGRY FOX HOMESTEAD HONEY
Welcome to our backyard, where we’ve inadvertently been feeding foxes since 2017. Currently, we’ve got local, unpasteurized honey for sale. 500 g for $8, 1 Kg for $15.
*Can be delivered to the school locations*
JASON GEORGE PHOTOGRAPHY
Jason George is a local wildlife photographer, presenter and dyslexic author. His Canadian wildlife book makes a great gift for all nature lovers. Jason also has amazing photo cards and prints that he sells of his travels around the world. He even offers educational birthday parties, local/international tours, and virtual/in-person presentations for those that want to get a better experience with nature. Jason has recently opened a natural history museum that has skulls, bones, a snowy owl (taxidermy) and even a dinosaur footprint that makes for a fun adventure.
Learn more information on his website Gallery – Jason George Photography
JESSE WRIGHT – LOCAL FISHING GUIDE
Jesse Wright is a local fishing guide that specializes in river fishing for steelhead on local Georgian Bay rivers and streams. He has 20 years of guiding experience. He guides local anglers, both beginner and experienced, in float fishing, fly fishing, and conventional fishing techniques. Jesse guides fishing to share his love and knowledge of fishing, but also appreciation of nearby nature, and with the goal of creating positive and healthy experiences and promoting local conservation initiatives. Jesse is based in Creemore with his wife Wendy and son River.
Contact: Jesse Wright
Genderless kidswear made entirely from organic cotton fabric scraps that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.
Website: Nudnik | Shop Future-Proof Kidswear (nudniklife.com)
We are the Canadian founders of doterra and own Oil Babies, a natural pregnancy & baby boutique for conscientious parents.
Website: Oil Babies
We have a 10% off code available on our site, and free local delivery!
We sell gorgeous Persian handmade rugs and, also Wash and Service all kind of rugs. We service Collingwood and surrounding areas.
Check us out on Instagram
We are located at:
368 Hurontario and 6th St, Collingwood
PIZZELLE BY SHELL
Pizzelle by Shell is a Gluten and Dairy Free artisan micro bakery located in beautiful Thornbury, ON. I specialize in custom cakes and pastry tailored to your dietary needs, including vegan options. I use the highest quality ingredients carefully blended to create delicious baked goods that will surpass your expectations.
I offer fun cookie decorating kits for children as well as adults, which are fully customizable. Perfect for parties of any age as well as a great team building activity in the corporate/team setting.
For the Christmas Season the themes include:
Sugar Cookie Chalet (you build)
Kit details and ordering:
All kits are made to order and are available in limited quantities.
Check out Instagram
Website: Pizzelle by Shell | Gluten-free Dairy-free cookies
PRE SIXTIES VINTAGE AUTO SUPPLY
Pre Sixties is a blend of legacy and technology, history and contemporary culture. Our huge collection focuses on New Old Stock (NOS), Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM), and OEM Supplier mechanical wearing parts for cars built from the early 1930s to the late 1970s. We also have a solid collection of unique and “one-off” pieces.
PRETTY RIVER RED TENT
A hub of education connection and support through Menstrual Cycle Awareness and Fertility Education, workshops, courses and Programmes for women and girls of all ages to learn about the power and wisdom of our menstrual cycles and menstrual journeys.
There is also an online shop with Cycle Supportive Kits and products to keep you connected to your cyclical nature.
RED TAIL CREATIVE
Specializing in local business website builds, social media guidance & training, SEO work, online ad campaigns and graphic design. Let us help you manage the online stuff while you take care of your business.
SIERRA PERRY PHOTOGRAPHY
Sierra Perry is a local artist and family adventure and lifestyle photographer. Through a unique documentary approach to family photos, she specializes in capturing authentic interactions between people and their environment, aiming to truly capture the power of interaction with each other, and nature.
Sierra sells beautiful fine art photographs of the region, printed on metal. She is also available book for a unique family photoshoot, experiencing a day with you in order to capture the moments you most want to remember.
SAMANTHA ERIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Samantha Erin Photography owned by Samantha Parent, serving Grey and Simcoe counties for lifestyle portraiture and commercial/event photography.
Check out her awesome work on Instagram
WOOD STREET WEAVING
Rag Rugs are made from recycled material headed for the landfill in hopes of facilitating a more circular economy. The rugs are very durable and machine washable and available pay-what-you-want or sliding scale.
YOUR BEST SELF
Emotional Intelligence for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
Your Best Self teaches emotional intelligence workshops to adults and children, runs a month long group program for adults, and coaches individuals to go from feeling stressed to reaching success!
Making yourself a priority will bring you more time and confidence, and bring your family more peace and joy! Visit @yourbest_self_ for more info