CELEBRATING LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month is celebrated every February to honour Black Canadians. To celebrate and drive awareness for the Black business owners in our communities, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite local restaurants, shops and services from British Columbia to Manitoba. Visit the links below to learn more about these local businesses that are powering our communities and driving our economy.
Need to give yourself a bit of rest and relaxation? Check out Katch Spa out of Prince George or Karibu Soaps to bring wonderful soap scents into your home. If you’re constantly looking for a new snack to try, explore Kilimanjaro Snack House for East African cuisine, or Mumgry if you want to switch up your peanut butter routine. Learn about fascial stretch therapy or new movement techniques from Mind Movement Mobility. Treat yourself to high quality lashes from Randee Beauty, or visit Dre’s Hair Salon to give yourself a new hair style. Looking for a new way to start your day? Check out Neza Coffee, organic coffee sourced from some of the best places in the world. Finally, spice up your wardrobe with local producers and visit Kasandy, or pop over to Vancouver Island and treat yourself to some lunch or dinner at House of Boateng.
If you’re looking to dress yourself up, check out #Glam Studio or Hadash Jewelries, who have all the necessary accessories and services to help you look your best. If you’re looking to add more to your closet, Fari Hara, known for their custom suits, and KAJ, known for their elevated casual clothing have you got covered. Keep your skin soft during the winter season with Shiloh Butters, or keep your hair feeling nourished with Rêve Naturals. In need of a dental check-up? Check out River Harmony Dental located in Cochrane. If you’re looking to reno your residential or commercial space, discover SmithErickson Designs, a local interior design company. And for once you’re done the kitchen reno, treat yourself to new cookware from Mersi Cookware & Co, or Travelling Dishes with flavourful Nigerian dishes and snacks.
Searching for the perfect gift for someone? Check out Aroma Studio, creator of artisan and high quality perfume fragrances. Whether you need to move your house or move your body, Less Stress Moving Solutions and Dare to Be Fit are some great local businesses who can help you out. Add some sensory play into your playtime with Handful Dough, a Regina-based sensory dough business that uses high quality and safe ingredients. If you’re looking to try some new West-African cuisine, check out local novelties Akwaaba Foods, or for some South-African cuisine Rosaly’s Food Services. In need of someone to capture those special moments in your life? Check out Daeko Photography, a Saskatoon photographer who offers lux contemporary-style portraits. MASALA Model & Talent is a local modelling agency in Saskatoon which provides talent for everything from editorial campaigns to film and tv. If you’re in need of a content strategy for your business, check out Zebeth Media Solutions. From haircuts to extensions and everything in between, Quinn’s World Salon has everything you need to keep your hair feeling gorgeous.
Need help getting ready for tax season? Cowork Bookkeeping provides tailored bookkeeping solutions for small and medium-sized businesses and sole proprietors. Add some new décor to your home from Tanisha Salakoh, a local contemporary artist. If you need to add some new items to your closet, discover premium athletic apparel company Zueike, or Prynce Clothing, a local company that empowers people to be their confident, strong and powerful selves. And to add even more confidence to your style, Rich Flower Lashes can help you feel your best with high quality lashes, whether you’re looking for a natural or dramatic look. If you’re looking to switch up your wellness routine, Featbody is a private gym to help you reach your nutrition and fitness goals, whereas Udynamics is a local business that provides people with support through therapy and wellness services. If you’re looking to surprise and delight your children with new toys, Olive Eve & Co has everything you need. Make your party planning easier with Dozie’s Patisserie, a local cake maker, or with Simba Safari Grill, a food truck that brings the taste of Africa to any event.