Once again Diana teamed up with some very generous local business, for our 3rd annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! There was an outpouring of local businesses wanting to help spread Holiday Cheer! Which meant there were multiple days that two prizes were won! What an amazing community we live in! This Giveaway would not have been possible without the generosity of these following Creston businesses.
On the 2nd Day of Christmas we had two fantastic prizes and two lucky winners!!
PURE HONEY PRODUCTS gave to me a Jar of Fireweed Honey! Winner – Raina Roth!
Pure Honey Products is a family-run commercial apiary based in West Creston. Operated by Dee and Tadhg Howard, along with their two children, they offer exquisite locally produced honey, beeswax, and natural products from their hives. They manage 120 colonies that are strategically located to provide the most natural environment with minimal exposure to agricultural chemicals. They pride themselves in keeping their honey & beeswax raw, pure, unblended, unprocessed and 100% Canadian. Fireweed honey is made from the nectar of the brilliant magenta fireweed flower that grows after wildfires in the rugged mountains of British Columbia. This honey is light to medium amber in colour with its silky-smooth texture and buttery finish. Fireweed honey is considered the “Champagne of Honeys” and is considered one of the finest honeys in the world. https://www.purehoneyproducts.ca/
On the 3rd Day of Christmas we had two fantastic prizes and two lucky winners!!
TIM’S FISH AND CHIPS gave to me a $25 Gift Card! Winner – Janet Griffiths!
Tim’s Fish & Chips is a little Fish and Chips shop in Creston where you definitely get your bang for your buck! The portions are huge, and so tasty! These guys know how to make delicious fish and chips! They make English style fish and chips, house made tartare sauce, fresh chowder, coleslaw and also have Brasher chicken for those who would rather not have fish. The atmosphere is very welcoming and pleasant. At the restaurant they try to get as much local product as they can as they like to support their community and customers in the best ways possible. https://www.facebook.com/timsfishandchipsshop
BUFFALO TRAILS COFFEE HOUSE gave to me $25 Gift Card! Winner – Tracy Greavette!
Michelle opened her Coffee House in 2008, with the hopes to plant some roots in our community. And that is just what happened, as the business grew so did her family. Buffalo Trails is not your average coffee house. They take simple combinations of quality ingredients and create good food. They source what they can from the people they know – using many local business and farmers/fruit stands for supplies and ingredients. They also bring in the best organic, fair trade and small farmed beans from around the world to ensure their coffee, right here in the Creston Valley, is consistent and always fresh. Buffalo Trails coffee is roasted by The Buff, for The Buff. Once their beans are roasted in their small batch, artisan roastery, they’re packaged and brewed into your favorite coffee drinks. https://www.buffalotrailscoffee.ca/
On the 4th Day of Christmas CROOKED HORN RANCH gave to me a $50 Gift Card! Winner – Holly Karlenzig!
On the 5th Day of Christmas we had two amazing local businesses donate prizes and two winners!
KOOTENAY LASER CREATIONS gave to me Wooden Wall Art! Winner – Judy McCrea!
KLC provides personalized engraving on just about anything. They offer custom woodwork, custom rubber stamps, memorials, pet items, and much more! They can supply for fundraisers, help with marketing items, and many more exciting things! They specialize in creating custom address signs, memorial plaques, and custom clocks! https://www.facebook.com/lazersolutions/
IRON SKILLET gave to me an Assortment of Spices! Winner – Debbie Zuccatto Keirn!
Iron Skillet is a small batch artisan spicery operated by Jo and Jeremy Ferris on their homestead in Canyon. They source organic ingredients from all over the world, searching for the ideal flavors and quality. They then blend these ingredients to give you a simple way to take your dishes to the next level. Iron Skillet has purpose-built blends like Butter Chicken and more general-purpose blends like Italian, all of which can be used in lots of different ways if you like to experiment. Jo and Jeremy always blend in small batches, helping to ensure you get the freshest possible flavors for your cooking. https://ironskillet.ca/
On the 6th Day of Christmas THE GRATER GOOD gave to me a Gift Bag of Kitchen Goodies! Winner – Eunice Mulder!
Creston’s fabulous kitchen shop, The Grater Good, believes through the creation and sharing of food, we convey our love to our family, our friends and our community. With their small-town welcome and commitment to true customer service, they will assist you in your quest to nourish your soul and those around you. The store offers everything from Cookware to Books and everything in between. No matter your skill level, the right tools make your adventures in the kitchen, the most enjoyable they can be. Embrace the giving and sharing of food. https://www.gratergood.ca/
On the 7th Day of Christmas we had two prizes donated by two wonderful businesses!
MEGAN’S SWEET SHEETS gave to me a Pillow Case Set! Winner – Jackie Peterson!
Megan’s Sweet Sheets is co-owned by Megan and Doug McKendry. Sweet Sheets offers luxuriously 1800 thread count, soft and smooth sheet sets, seperates and duvet covers that are wrinkle resistant, stain resistant, shrink free, pill free and eco-friendly – giving you the most incredible nights sleep! Available in all conventional sizes and 15 standard colours. Sheet sets include a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and pillowcases. https://www.facebook.com/groups/696757483695142/
On the 8th Day of Christmas two awesome local business donated to the Giveaway!
YAHK SOAP & CANDLE CO. gave to me a Gift Box of Treats! Winner – Corene Collins
In 2017 Bryce and Tammy sold their home in Cranbrook and purchased The Yahk Soap Shop and Two Scoop Steve in Yahk, BC. They changed the name to The Yahk Soap and Candle Co and renovated Two Scoop Steve to include a small soup and sandwich bar. They make handmade soap, skin care, beauty creams, bath bombs, bubble bars, lip balm, candles and much much more! Their beautiful soap shop offers a diverse selection of their handmade soap, candles, skin, body care and a gift shop full of original work from local artisans in the Kootenays! In the Summer of 2021 they added a 10,000 sqft Market Garden open to the public to purchase fresh grown vegetables as well. https://yahksoapandcandleco.com/
KOOTENAY GLOW gave to me a $25 Gift Card and Glow Bundle! Winner – Ginny Gin
Kootenay Glow is an in-house studio that offers customized airbrush spray tans and Infinity Jewelry. Their airbrush tans are custom blended allowing you to choose your tan colour for an unbelievably realistic tan. The tanning solution is natural and organic and contains skin loving ingredients to provide moisturizing benefits. Infinity Jewelry is custom fitted jewelry that is clasp-less, pain-less and hassle-free. The jewelry is made of high-end materials that is long lasting and will not rust or tarnish. The process of choosing the chain is the best part! Bring your BFF, sister, mother, daughter etc. and get matching styles that are meant to be worn everyday for effortless style. Kootenay Glow offer their services for bachelorette parties, wedding receptions, girls’ night out, family get togethers and business pop ups. https://www.facebook.com/KootenayGlow
On the 9th Day of Christmas we had two amazing local businesses donate prizes and two winners!
BIG BEAR MEATS gave to me an Assortment of Meat! Winner – Ina Dutchie
Doug started Big Bear Meat Shop through his passion for preparing tasty smoked and cured snack meats. They are a meat shop, located in Creston, BC, that uses locally grown beef and pork to create curated artisanal smoked and cured meat treats for your enjoyment. All products are prepared in a certified commercial kitchen. Their goal is to provide a product menu that is made from high quality ingredients, and has amazing and exciting flavors. https://www.facebook.com/groups/188103250650975
On the 10th Day of Christmas ZARA MEDI SPA gave to me a $75 Gift Card for IPL Photofacial! Winner – Katie Roseboom!
ZARA is Creston’s only Medical Spa. Carlee Hansen established Zara to help you be the best version of yourself at any age. Many aesthetic providers only mask the aging process; at Zara, Carlee provides treatment that restores the body’s natural ability to produce its own collagen, to delay the aging process as well as correcting the signs of aging. Together, with Dr. Nerine Kleinhans they combine therapies that will help you to look and feel radiant from the inside out. Zara offers a wide range of services from Microneedling to Botox and they are dedicated to delivering the latest innovations in aesthetic skincare treatments that you won’t find anywhere else in the Creston Valley. https://www.zaramedicalspa.com/
On the 11th Day of Christmas WENDY FRANZ ART gave to me a Gnome Gift Set! Winner – Louise Geoffrion!
On the 12th Day of Christmas we had two amazing local businesses donate for one Grand Prize! Congratulations to our final day winner – Vanessa Lozecznik!
DAIKU WOODWORKS gave to me a Handcrafted Charcuterie Board!
Dustin Rogers started his construction company in Creston 16 years ago, building and renovating homes. He believes in completing each job with quality workmanship. With an artistic eye and a love to create, Dustin builds timber framed gazebos, pavilions, and entryways, custom furniture, cutting boards, cabinets, and dining tables. He also builds and fixes guitars. As much as possible, in his furniture and timber work, Dustin uses traditional joinery such as Mortis and Tenon and Dovetail joints. Today you can see his work throughout the valley in shops like The Grater Good, Buffalo Trails Coffee House, Lark Coffee, Valley Community Services, TAPS Pavilion, and Summit Cycles and Sports. This stunning Charcuterie Board is made with Cherry Wood, Walnut and Maple and features a gorgeous inlay. https://www.facebook.com/DaikuWoodworks
Once again, thank you to these generous Creston businesses for giving back to the community. It was such an honour working with you. Congratulations to all our winners! Enjoy your lovely prizes!