Slocan Valley Cheer

Support Your Local Elves. Shop Slocan Valley.December 1-21, 2021

This December, help us spread holiday cheer to every nook and cranny of the Slocan Valley! Slocan Valley Cheer, a new Shop Slocan Valley campaign, is here to bring us together with  special holiday events, promotions, markets and giveaways. 

From Frog Peak to Summit Lake – makers, artisans and community groups (ahem…elves) are busy toiling away in their wilderness abodes, harnessing the raw inspiration of the Valley around us, to bring you joy this holiday season.

From December 1-21, explore the Slocan Valley retail and arts scene and discover unique gems at local shops, markets and from the artisans themselves. 

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Enter the Slocan Valley Cheer Giveaway on Facebook and Instagram!

How much do YOU love shopping local in the Slocan Valley?! 

From December 1-21, find our giveaway post on Facebook or Instagram and follow the instructions for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate to the Slocan Valley business of your choice! 

We’re also in the spirit of giving back to those in need so we will donate an additional $200 to the Slocan Valley nonprofit organization/community group of your choice! 

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Experience the Ultimate Cheer at our Markets & Events

Cedar Creek Gardens & Spicer Centre, Winlaw

Wandering Winter Wonderland

Dec 18: 10-3

Come celebrate the wonders of the winter season at the 9th Annual Winlaw Winter Wonderland event! A cozy and cheerful day filled with holiday spirit for the whole family, this year hosted at BOTH Cedar Creek Gardens & the Spicer Centre.

Support local artisans and makers at the vendor market place at the Cedar Creek Gardens then wander over to the Spicer Centre to enjoy music by Buddhagrass Unfiltered, local organic food and drinks at Picnic and more festivities. Connect with your community around a warm bonfire at this special time of year.


Picnic @ Spicer Centre, Winlaw

Kootenay Food Pantry Stock-Up Pop-Up

Dec 4, 11 & 18: 10-3

For three Saturdays in December, we will be rolling out the preserves to help you stock up for winter. Our team has been working hard to process local, organic and seasonal food. Stock up on pickles, jam, sauces and more. You purchases help feed your community by supporting Picnic, the social enterprise created by our not-for-profit co-op. We donate nutrient-dense food to local organizations that support marginalized folks!

If you haven't been to Picnic in Winlaw yet, what better time. Come for amazing coffee, delicious local organic food, and live music by Buddhagrass Unfiltered! Enjoy everything in our outdoor fireside marquee tent.

We're also pleased to announce Picnic's new free soup and smile program. Anyone can come in for a free cup of soup on the days we are open, or you can pay $5 for a cup of soup, which is essentially buying a cup of soup for someone in need.


Vallican Whole Community Centre

The Jolly Old Elf Market

Dec 17: 3-7 & Dec 18: 11-6

The Jolly Old Elf Market is geared for those who are looking for handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans. We will have live music on Saturday the 18th by Diamond Willow and hot apple cider and cookies served by the Jolly Old Elf herself.


Multiple Businesses in New Denver

Merchant's Night

Dec 3: 5-8

Merchant’s night is an opportunity for merchants from within the Villages of New Denver and Silverton to stay open late while people enjoy the festive evening, see Santa and get candy bags. Visit and purchase from local vendors, enter a contest to win 1 of 3 prizes that include gifts from the vendors and Local Bucks. Eat free hotdogs and drink hot chocolate. Carolers will be singing and merchants and residents are encouraged to turn on their Holiday lights for the first time this the season. Finally, to ensure children are involved and excited, we are having a colouring contest for the kids.


Outdoors @ Flaca's Bistro, Slocan

Slocan Christmas Market

Dec 11: 10-2

Flaca’s Bistro and The Slocan Saturday Market are hosting our second annual local artisan outdoor Christmas market. This festive event will include local artisans and their wares as well as some festive entertainment (TBA). Flaca’s bistro will be open with warm beverages, homemade treats and delicious food. Dress warm, bring a friend and shop local.


The Foundry, 7546 Popou Road, Winlaw

Artisan Faire

Dec 4: 10-5

An artisan faire in a festive setting, featuring an eclectic variety of talented Kootenay makers with pottery, jewelry, woolens, fine art, rustic décor, luscious body care, chocolate and more. From decadent gifts to sweet stocking stuffers, we cover a lot of bases! A fire outside, food and treats in the kitchen, live music, friends...fun!
We are lucky to have Jay Conrad, guitar man extraordinaire, filling the air with lovely strummings.
We’ll be following flow through event protocol.


Silverton General Store

Silverton Holiday Market

Dec 4:10-4

Visit Silverton's Holiday Market on Saturday Dec. 4 from 10am-4pm in the historic Silverton General Store, located at 222 Lake Ave. There you will find a variety of local market vendors selling jewelry, crocheted animals, baked goods, pottery, chocolates and more! Along with the vendors, there is an assortment of antique furniture, used books and kids clothes. This market supports locally-made and lightly-used products. During the event, you are also encouraged to visit Silverton Building Supplies, Camp Café and Rad Inc. to be entered into the "Support Silverton Raffle" for a collective prize from these Silverton businesses valued at over $100. Support local with cheer this holiday season!


Eldorado, 808 Kildare Street, New Denver

Weekend Wonderland @ Eldorado

Dec 11 & 12: 11-7

Save the Date!

Come visit our magical wonderland December 11 & 12 as we celebrate this holiday season and support our local economy and thrive!

Featuring local makers, Indigenous artists, hot elixirs, musicians, storytelling and so much more.

Stay tuned for more details!


Check Out Slocan Valley Cheer Promotions From These Participating Businesses!

Sonova Naturals

We are Sonova Naturals, a dynamic duo who run an all-natural home and self-care company based in the Slocan Valley! We make luxurious all natural aromatherapy & massage candles, body butters, bath bombs and bath bars! All of our products are made with the highest quality fruit butters, waxes and organic essential oils. Our products are sure to relax your senses, nourish your skin and bring comfort and enjoyment to your home! Follow us on Instagram to get to know us! 

Promotion:

Get the perfect gift for your self care loving friends and family! We have a beautiful three-piece holiday gift basket on special. It includes a scented candle, a body butter and our luxurious moisturizing cacao butter bath bar. We will also add in a free bath bomb to your gift basket! Available on our website: www.sonovanaturals.com. Order by Tuesday, December 7, to receive your goodies in time for the holidays! Lovingly handmade in the Slocan Valley 💕

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Ritual Aromatics

Ritual Aromatics is a botanical and natural perfume and incense company that utilizes the whole plant for a deeper, more complex and sustainable scent experience. It’s slow perfumery.  Handmade, small batch art to captivate and transport. Inspired by tradition and timeless secrets mixed with modern magic.

We seek to create rituals that support and nurture body and mind in a safe and natural way. To foster a deeper connection to the natural world and the stillness between moments. Allowing scent to remind you of your sassy, strong and beautiful self.

Promotion:

To celebrate the launch of my new website (https://ritualaromatics.ca/), I’m having a 10%-off sale between Dec 1-21. Each item purchased enters you in a draw for a chance to win a cast iron incense cauldron, a little bag of black salt and an incense of your choice.

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The Valley Kitchen

The Valley Kitchen is a dynamic food centre located on snʕickstx tmxʷúlaʔxʷ (Sinixt territories) in Winlaw, BC. Our facility offers a rental kitchen and event space, food and equipment storage, a Sunday community café and consulting services for commercial kitchen design.

Promotion:

In the lead up to Winter Solstice, The Valley Kitchen will be having holiday sales on some of your favourite café and online products as well as treats baked especially for the season. All items are made in-house by local food businesses. Find the perfect gift or stock up on frozen, ready-to-bake items for the winter months ahead. Order online at www.thevalleykitchen.ca and pick up during café hours (9am-3pm) every Sunday.

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Slocan Village Market

Slocan Village Market is your affordable community grocery store!  This December, we want to bring Slocan Valley Cheer to you!

Promotion:

For the month of December, follow us on Facebook and enter in-store for a chance to win one of two weekly giveaways of a $100 gift certificate for Slocan Village Market!  Each week a winner will be chosen from one of our online followers and one from the draw box in store. Follow us here at: https://www.facebook.com/SlocanVillageMarket

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Emery Herbals

Emery Herbals provides open access to consciously sourced botanicals, professional health services and empowering education experiences that encourage and cultivate sustained wellness. This herbal dispensary, online apothecary, healing suites and teaching centre is located in Winlaw.

Emery Herbals teas are mindfully-crafted and small-batch prepared with the purest available, ethically sourced herbs, the formulations informed and developed by over two decades of Colleen Emery’s clinical herbal medicine practice. 

Promotion:

The Emery Herbals Tea Collection provides 12 herbal tea blends packaged in a gift box ready to share with tea lovers in your world. Enter into the draw to win a complete tea collection as well as a beautiful tea mug by local potter, Robin DuPont. The giveaway will run on Instagram on December 8 and 9 and one winner will be drawn on Friday, December 10.

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Raven Roast

Raven Roast is an herbal coffee alternative made from organic, gluten free roots, seeds and leaves from a variety of superfoods and adaptogens. We source ingredients directly from farms that have ethical labor and sustainable agriculture practices. Raven Roast aims to be the coffee alternative that tastes the most like coffee while also helping you curb or quit your caffeine habit.  Indulge in that afternoon cup without paying for it later.  No more afternoon crash or jitters.   Local Slocan Valley-made and shipped across the country through our website ravenroast.com

Promotion:

Thanks for buying from local small businesses!  Locals don’t pay shipping with coupon code: FREESHIPPING until the end of the year. Also stay tuned for our giveaway featuring tins of Raven Roast and pottery from a local artist to enjoy it in. 

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Raven’s Nest

Raven’s Nest, located in historic downtown New Denver, is an eclectic shop offering the finest in planet conscious clothing and gifts. We feature classic styles plus the latest in Canadian eco-fashion as well as quality books & journals, gorgeous woolen blankets, jewelry, beeswax candles, calendars, cards and much more. Our annual holiday customer appreciation sale will begin on Merchants’ Night and go through to New Year’s Eve with everything 10% off the regular price in store and at RavensNestBC.com.

Promotion:

Cozy up with a warm wool blanket and a good book from Raven’s Nest!

During New Denver Merchants’ Night – Friday, December 3, 5-8 pm – any customer who buys a book will be entered to win a Klippan wool blanket, and any customer who purchases a blanket will be entered to win a selection of books by Slocan Valley authors. An eligible purchase can be made either in person at our shop or on our new website. At the end of the evening a representative of the Chamber of Commerce will randomly draw one name from each hat and the winners will then be announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  

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Viva Cacao!

We are a small-batch chocolate company based out of Slocan, BC.  We offer a full line of ethically sourced, dairy-free chocolate bars made with superfoods and organic coconut sugar.  

Promotion:

Enter to win our 71% New Moon drinking chocolate, a decadent holiday chocolate bark, and a Viva Cacao! T-shirt. The giveaway will run on our Instagram from December 1-5, and one winner will be drawn on Friday, December 6. Total value is $55.

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Hummingbird Farm

Hummingbird Farm is a specialty cut flower and small fruit farm nestled in the heart of the Slocan Valley in Vallican! We grow hundreds of varieties of annual and perennial blooms in season from late April until early October. Proudly certified organic since 2015. Our floral subscriptions are stuffed with our very best blooms every week or bi-weekly in season, either delivered or for farm pickup! 

Promotion:

We have a special promo for subscription purchases this fall between December 1 and December 21. Everyone purchasing a subscription will be entered to win a free dried flower wreath that will be a perfect Christmas gift and is valued at $90! Find out all the details of our subscriptions and order on our website by visiting the shop page at hummingbirdfarmbc.com and you will automatically be entered to win.

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Raven Acupuncture

Raven Acupuncture (Brendan Murray-Nellis R.Ac.) is a busy little acupuncture clinic at the Slocan Wellness Center in the big city of Slocan.  Did you know that we have a dispensary full of Western and Chinese herbal remedies? Kimmy has joined me in the clinic as our new admin magician. She efficiently direct bills insurance, schedules appointments, answers the phone and hardest of all keeps me organized and on task. We welcome new patients and are now also offering shortened follow-up appointments as a more affordable option for continued care.  

Promotion:

It’s been a stressful couple years. Come give your nervous system a break. Relax, unwind, recoup and save $50 when you prepay for a series of 5 appointments from now until the end of December 2021. 

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Silverton Building Supplies

Information coming soon!

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Meet the Artisans (Elves)!

Check back here soon for Artisan profiles!