Discover Kimberley’s creative entrepreneurs during #LiveLocal #EatLocalYXC


By Powder Matt

There’s an abundance of year-round outdoor adventures on the doorstep of Cranbrook and Kimberley – from snow play to mountain biking and long walks in the woods. All so good for the soul. But there’s another pastime we all need and one we should do locally – especially now — and that’s some retail-therapy.

Discover the entrepreneurs in our backyard and shop and support local in an engaging way. Through a series of #LiveLocal #EatLocalYXC Festival Facebook Live events on FestivalSeekers happening every Thursday, from Oct. 22 to Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m,.you’ll get to know and connect with your creative and entrepreneurial neighbours.

Kimberley is home to many locally-owned cafes, restaurants, retailers, and craft brewers and even a local distiller, giving us plenty of reasons to shop local. Did you know? When you shop locally, 60 cents of every dollar stays in the community, while at the same time you’re helping to support local businesses – your neighbours.

During the #LiveLocal #EatLocalYXC Facebook Live segments, you’ll connect with local creators, foodies, and get details on cool experiences, and professional services.

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Here are a few Kimberley-based businesses you’ll learn more about in the Facebook Live segments:

Converging Currents Counselling will have its FB Live event on Oct. 29 at noon. This is a new business to Kimberley, offering conventional therapy sessions as well as a twist on wellness with its Adventure Therapy, also known as Outdoors or WildernessTherapy. Owner Hannah Yager helps people achieve their goals in the outdoors, whether it’s during an overnight canoe trip, hiking or climbing. Yager works with individuals and families but also provide services to the business community, helping with goal setting and attainment with organized team-building sessions and outdoor adventure retreats.

"Converging Currents hopes to inspire people to live out their true purpose, take intentional risks, face challenges, and achieve their personal and professional goals. The #Livelocal event will be an opportunity for the community to hear more about the adventure therapy services that Converging Currents offers," says Yager.

Ascend Movement Studio’s FB Live event is happening Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. Run by Shenoa Runge, a registered kinesiologist, she wants to get people moving their bodies with cardio and proper form. Visit the new Ascend Movement Studio, run by the talented Runge, who also has a degree in Exercise and Health Physiology, from the University of Calgary. Check her Facebook page for class info and updates.

"I'm going to be introducing my new business Ascend Movement. I will be using this opportunity to promote the new studio space and to introduce people to my movement-focused approach by doing a wee tutorial on preparing for the ski season," says Runge.

Stay tuned for more Kimberley businesses who will share their tasty locally crafted goodness on Facebook Live, including:

The Nest - Oct. 29, 3 p.m. Go behind the scenes with The Nest’s master chef who will share the secrets of one of his dishes. They will host a draw for a $100 Nest Gift Certificate which you can enter by dining there during the festival or by sharing their Facebook Live broadcast. Check out the other restaurants doing Facebook LIves in this story.

The #LiveLocal #EatLocalYXC Festival is also the perfect chance to get a jump on your holiday shopping around Kimberley. Anything that makes our lives a little more simple these days, is so welcome.

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