Happy Canada Day. I cannot begin to express how lucky and proud I am to be a resident of this magnificent country. Mother Nature has blessed us with beautiful forests, majestic mountains, an abundance of fresh water, oceans to sail, land to grow crops upon and an abundance of wildlife from birds to fish, to moose to whales. We have the Northern Lights to paint the sky and if you are lucky enough to be able to get out of the city (where we have jobs and education) there are stars to dream upon. As a woman, this country allows me to own a business, speak freely and drive a car. Quite often I feel that people take the rights we have for granted, especially when one starts to listen to the shenanigans going on elsewhere on the planet. I am proud that this little shop supports the work of Canadians from coast to coast. From the first Canadians, our indigenous peoples, to people who have transplanted and now call this land home, Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft's mission is to support Canadian artists, who in turn support their families and communities, no matter what part of this beautiful country they hail from. From coast to coast, we have some of the most amazing and talented people in the world creating for us. We are open all weekend with the most amazing staff, to celebrate Canada Day and we invite you to come in from the heat and spend some time being inspired and to take a little piece of Canada home with you to admire all year long. We cannot achieve our mission without the support of all the great customers and friends who visit Cornerstone from near and far. We are blessed with many people who think of us first when they need that special something, either for themselves or to share as a gift for someone special. In these turbulent times, we thank you for supporting Canadians and for supporting us. When the times get tough, we bring out the best in each other and rally to support each other!
It's HOT out there folks! Remember we will be a part of the No Hot Pets program again this year. Please DO NOT leave animals (or CHILDREN) in the car!!!!! We allow you to bring your leashed pet (or a pet in a stroller) into the store instead of leaving them in a hot car. We are also a partner of the water bottle refill program so we will refill water bottles and pet bowls too! Animals are afraid of fireworks so please be mindful of pets when you are celebrating long weekends. The last thing you want is to be searching for a pet that's bolted outside at night because it's afraid. Be mindful too that fireworks frighten our natural wildlife as well.
From our heart you yours,
Penny & the wonderful staff at Cornerstone