Though Boh’s Cycle & Sporting Goods’ staff stocks racks with gear by The North Face, Thule, and Ripzone, their commitment to outdoor adventure extends beyond the shop’s walls. Certified paddling instructors lead introductory canoe and kayaking lessons down Moose Jaw river, imparting water-slicing basics and teaching the correct hand signals for pizza delivery by the local birdlife. Simple kayak and canoe rentals are also available for up to a full day’s worth of tranquil water traversal for the more confident. When embarking on land voyages, customers can peruse the shop’s selection of bikes and parts, or get adjustments from the shop’s mechanics, who can repair and fine-tune road-weary bikes or sharpen skates and repair skis in the winter. Besides bringing together lovers of the outdoors inside the shop, Boh’s crew also runs a running club that converges Tuesdays and Sundays before setting off for hill climbs and speed drills or distance runs.
The business acumen of Radiant Skin Clinic’s medical aesthetician has been noted by the Globe and Mail, and she has appeared on the Global Regina Morning Show to discuss summer skincare practices, which most dermatologists agree is even more necessary for beautiful skin than sleeping face-down in a bowl of goat’s milk.
The team of dedicated medical professionals at Radiant Skin Clinic employs laser technology to execute a wide array of appearance enhancing services. Photofacial treatments use beams of light to tighten visages, whereas fractional laser skin resurfacing allays wrinkles and blotches, leaving behind smoothly repaved swaths of dermis. The clinic eradicates sagging with Botox injections and helps patrons work toward slimmer silhouettes with VelaShape contouring treatments. IllumniWave laser hair rejuvenation invites fuzz to grow faster than a baby cheetah fed with only multi-grain cheerios, and those who would rather bid hair adieu can enlist long-lasting laser hair-removal treatments.
Both of the Edmonton-area One Tooth locations are locally owned and operated and stock an extensive selection of cozy Canada-made workout wear in their warm and inviting boutiques. Pair a pair of comfy pants ($45+) with a bra-top ($25+), or tank top ($35+) to achieve an ultimate level of comfort in your bi-daily stretch session, or slide into a pair of shorts ($25+) for a sweltering hot-yoga session. The comfortable and breathable wares at One Tooth are ideal for any fitness endeavour, including jogging, tennis, elliptical training, and synchronized theatre-going.
Originally gracing the awning of a hardware business, the Ashdown name has been synonymous with household upkeep since 1869. Over the years, Ashdown's Furniture & Interiors Ltd. has expanded to stock retail appliances and showcase furniture, all with the aim of helping people “create lifestyles in [their] home.” A helpful sales staff with a half-century of sales experience guides visitors through a spacious showroom decorated with La-Z-Boy recliners, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and Whirlpool appliances to look like cozy bedrooms and sitcom sets.:m]]
Sooter Studios’ team of photographers train their camera eyes on newborns, families, and kids. They also shoot photos for youth sports teams as well as high-school senior portraits. Large events such as weddings also highlight their services, as do smaller sessions for the family pet. Jacks of all photographic trades, they’ve even photographed professional wrestling events with the same aplomb they exhibit during gentler events such as photo shoots for moms-to-be.
Happily married shop owners Rachel and Sean Brimacombe refer to their business as their "love child," which makes sense considering that they created their aromatic enterprise together before getting married in the summer of 2011. From their location in the Cornerstone Balfour Boutique Mall, Lumsden Florist procures bundles of fresh flowers, fending off bumblebees still in hot pursuit to create signature arrangements for any occasion. Potted greenery and flowering tropical plants bring life into households and businesses, and gift baskets filled with gourmet snacks and bottles of wine make impromptu picnics a constant possibility. The Brimacombes consult with clients in their shop's parlour to design services for weddings or funerals, and offer delivery services for special surprise bouquets.