Carla Swope Jewels

My story starts with a childhood passion that evolved into an expressive lifestyle and a beautiful career at 18 years of age. Carla Swope Jewels emerged in 2010 after retiring from the bead shop, Beadifferent which is still thriving in Hope, BC. This new path as an independant jewelry designer has left room for me…

Anna Tosso

Here are a few of my pieces. As a child, I loved painting and sketching. However, many years passed and I almost forgot how much I loved creating things. It was my dear husband who encouraged me to start drawing and painting again. He even brought me to Julie-Ann’s Art Store to frame a few…

Maxwell Newhouse

Maxwell Newhouse was born in Campbell River, B.C. on August 1,1947. Early in his youth he excelled in art. In recent years, he has become particularly noticed for his wonderfully detailed and lively folk art paintings with their whimsical themes and careful attention to the details of everyday life.  In 2001 he was published by…

Jack & Audrey Handmade Soaps

I am a mom of 2 ( Jack & Audrey 🙂 ) and they were really my reason to switch to all natural products. I want my entire family to be healthy and the more research I did on what went into the things I was bringing into the house from the pharmacy and grocery…

Lisa Muir

      I’m a stay at home mum of 4 & in my spare but scarce time I love to get creative in my little office. It started with knitting but moved quickly onto candle making.  I use soy wax as it has no nasty fumes you get from normal parafin wax.  The scent is…

Rivers Edge Barkery

      My name is Sherry and I run Rivers Edge Barkery.  I make all natural, organic and delicious dog treats.  I live in Hope and I’ve been making these treats for over a year now.  I make the peanut butter and chicken broth, use grown roasted pumpkin (not from a can) and they are…

Veronika Riches

My name is Veronika Riches and I represent a children’s book publisher Barefoot Books. Barefoot Books is an award-winning children’s book publishing company, committed to nurturing a love of reading in a way that encourages children to explore their creativity and discover the diversity of the world’s many cultures and traditions. Barefoot Books offers many…

Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese

Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese is a family owned and operated dairy farm and cheese processing business in the Fraser Valley. Our Cows are pastured at least half of the year and their milk is pumped through a stainless steel pipe system straight to the processing facility where it is then pasteurized and made into…

Carol Klassen Mignon

I came to Canada from Los Angles and settled in the Fraser Valley for 40 years ago. I started out teaching and producing paintings and sculpture. I really enjoy being able to manipulate an art form no matter how hard the medium is. So here I am working with precious metals and loving it. I…

Hotties Mobile Pasta Bar and Catering

Our story begins in post-war Naples on April 29th, 1949 where a 41year old Anna Russo was going into labor with her eighth child. World War II had left a lasting impression on Italy and the South was no exception. The majority of the population was submerged in poverty during and after the war, forcing…

Neva Springman

  Neva¹s teddy bear door opened as the result of a life changing car accident. While taking counselling for living with chronic pain, it was suggested that she try doing something she had never had time for before – something that could be done a little bit at a time. Her granddaughter was little at…