The founders of Servings understand the stress of whipping up a healthy meal for the whole family—because they experience it themselves. Employees at the family-owned business lift the burden of dinnertime from parents' shoulders, so they don't have to resort to fast food or sending someone out to hunt and gather. Their quality ingredients, such as Alberta beef, often hail from local sources and make up fresh, flavourful meals that rotate according to a monthly menu. They focus on compiling nutritious components, including ingredients low in fat and sodium, as well as lean cuts of meat and vegetarian options.
Customers collect their feasts in one of three ways. They can book a session and pop in to the store to create their own freezer-ready meals 6 or 12 at a time, which serve either 2–3 or 4–6 people. Staffers tackle all of the shopping and prep ahead of time, only leaving assembly and artistic flourishes up to visitors. An alternative to assembly is ordering ahead and allowing employees to craft meals for a designated pickup time. Thirdly, diners can survey a Grab 'N Go fridge of to-go meals and snatch their favourite.
Headquartered for nearly 60 years on a 400-acre plot in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Cannor Nurseries' wholesale and retail business has flourished through three generations of the Mathies family. Their 40-acre Spruce Grove location cultivates forests of noble blue spruces, fields of ornamental grasses, and oceans of shrubs, vines, and ferns, all ringed by waterways and natural forest. The team of nurseryfolk helpfully guides visitors through the verdant menagerie, sharing landscaping tips for growing in difficult climates and the magic words that turn plants into police informants. Guests can enroll in workshops to develop their gardening skills and connect with like-minded hobbyists, or visit the gift shop to adorn their yards with bird feeders, exotic ceramic pottery, and fair-trade gardenware.
The Beer Hunter Bar and Grill is truly THE place where great friends and good times meet! No matter what's on your list, you'll find it right here, at The Beer Hunter. Catch all your favourite televised and pay per view sports, cheer on your team, wind down after (or during) work, wind it up on the weekends, party with your
Fabulous Furballs pampers pets with stylish grooming services and high-end canine and cat commodities. Suave stylists capably draw from their experience in grooming services to soak, trim, and file nails before coating appendages with OPI polish during the Decadent Pawdicure ($25), perfect for showy pooches with a penchant for paw modelling. The Mewlicious full cat groom soaps up kittens with natural spa products before cutting or shaving coats into a traditional or trendy style and trimming nails to a perfect T ($80 for short-haired breeds, $100 for long-haired breeds). Pets stressed over upcoming job interviews can unwind by adding on an exfoliating mud mask and deep conditioning treatment in the fabulous fur facial ($25) or sooth cracked pads and fried fur with the rejuvenating deep-moisturizing treatment ($25).
A specialty toy store, Laugh 'N' Learn peddles an enriching array of toys, games, and puzzles to sate thirsty young minds. Fill a sagging bindle with toddler-friendly games such as the Honey Bee Tree Game ($19.99) and encourage musical muscle development with the I-Play Music Strike a Chord Violin ($24.99). More dexterous learners can explore art and crafts activities such as the Alex Origami and Kirigami Kit ($19.99) or stock up on popular board games such as Monopoly ($24.99) and Bananagrams ($19.99). Following a recreational round-up, walk out of Laugh 'N' Learn with enough educational treasures to keep kids as busy as a ball of yarn at a kitten conference.
Game On Sports, an official retail partner of such teams as the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Eskimos, stocks its shelves with an array of hockey, soccer, and football merchandise, including team jerseys, hats, and signed memorabilia. Fans can also don the green and gold of an adult-size Edmonton Eskimos replica jersey ($89.99) or cover noggins or tapas dishes with a Philadelphia Eagles draft-day cap ($29.99) festooned with a raised team logo. Devotees of the Vancouver Canucks can commemorate the team’s 40th anniversary with an official NHL hockey puck ($9.99) emblazoned with the team’s logo, and fans of the Calgary Flames can get their hands on a puck ($35) branded with the signature and dadaist manifesto of erstwhile forward Tim Hunter. Meanwhile, baseball merchandise, such as navy blue New York Yankees T-shirts ($24.99), trigger fond memories of fly balls and ballpark franks.