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Every day is Family Day for these local businesses

With Family Day 2021 on February 15th, we thought now is the perfect time to celebrate four of our favourite, local, family-owned businesses. Whether you’re looking for the perfect toy for your four-legged family members, a sweet treat for the kids or a family-style dinner everyone can enjoy, we have something for every member of your family. Shop these family businesses in store or online and enjoy a Happy Family Day!

Doodle Dogs

This pup-friendly shop located in Calgary specializes in high quality treats and toys for your canine best friends. Sister and brother duo Meghan Huchkowsky and Corey White founded Doodle Dogs to provide pet owners with only the best products for their furry family members. Visit one of their three locations in Calgary or check out their online store by clicking here.

The thing about family is you grew up with the same values, so you bring the same values into your business.

Meghan Huchkowsky, Co-Owner, Doodle Dogs

Yelo’d Ice Cream + Bake Shoppe

Yelo’d is an ice cream and bake shop that adds a unique flavour to Edmonton’s local food scene. Founders Ailynn and Jason Wong wanted to create a place where you can experience Filipino and Asian inspired flavours in delicious treats like soft serve ice cream, cookies and cakes. Both Ailynn and Jason have over 10 years of experience and share a common love for ice cream, their family and the local community. Next time you’re in the Edmonton area, stop in at their location or order online for a sweet treat.

Our employees are like family and they treat us like family as well. We want it to be a place our children hope to grow into eventually and take it on. We hope they build upon it.

Ailynn Wong, Co-Founder, Yelo’d Ice Cream + Bake Shoppe

Burnt Honey

Spearheaded by wife and wife team Kara and Fiona Shedden, Burnt Honey Dessert Company is a high quality ice cream and macaron shop nestled in Nanaimo, B.C. Fuelled by a passion for artisanal ice cream and entrepreneurial spirit, this family business launched in 2019 and has been proudly scooping and supporting other local businesses ever since. Next time you’re on the island, stop in and pick up a treat for yourself, or your family!

We try to be understanding and lead by example when it comes to our staff. We have an extremely creative, caring and hardworking bunch of humans on our team - so something must be working!

Fiona and Kara Shedden, Co-Founders, Burnt Honey Dessert Company

Lina’s Italian Market

Launched as a family business over 20 years ago, this Calgary owned business has become a local staple and has since expanded to three locations. This deli and supermarket will introduce you to some unique Italian and European imported products, while giving you a sense of familiarity with local products found right here at home. Lina’s Italian Market has become a neighbourhood favourite because of its values of family and community. Next time you’re in the Calgary area, stop in at one of their three locations.

We always hear from people that their grandparents used to bring them to Lina’s. Some employees have been here for over 10 years—they’ve seen the growth, they know the customers, they know their grandchildren.

Matt Rai, General Manager, Lina’s Italian Market
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