Home Businesses

River Park South is home not only to thousands of families, but also to many home businesses. Show your community support by shopping local.

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Home business listing

Arts and crafts

FONTastique Creations
Contact information: 204-330-4710 or fontastique@shaw.ca
Website: https://www.fontastiquecreations.com/
FONTastique Creations will help you create a one-of-a-kind wood sign or painted pillow. Join workshops at their home studio or pick your own date to bring a private group. They offer hundreds of designs and everything is included. Everyone can choose a different project and you pick all of your own stain and paint colours. They also have round woods to paint on – or, if you’d prefer, purchase a take-and-make-kit to do on your own time at home.

Pebble Art by Denise
Contact information: 204-396-6527 or pebbleartbydenise@gmail.com
Website: www.pebbleartbydenise.com
Denise is a natural materials artist, and her work is a 3D multimedia art style that comes framed in shadow boxes or wood frames. She uses pebbles, driftwood and other natural media to create her art, which depicts scenes of people, families and nature. They are striking, evoke emotions and make people smile. She has ready-made pictures and also creates custom designs.

Urban Stitch Studio Canada
Contact information: urbanstitchstudiocda@gmail.com
Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/urbanstitchstudiocda
Jacqueline Oltrop is a talented artist with a background in architecture, design and languages. Her business, Urban Stitch Studio Canada, creates modern hand-embroidered portraits for any occasion. Drawing on her architecture studies, Jacqueline can draft any home, cottage or skyline and sell it as a pattern or as a hand-stitched art piece. Working from photos or descriptions, she creates a custom design for each client and sends full colour proofs before hand-stitching starts. Urban Stitch Studio also creates modern hand-stitched signs, photo reproductions, cross-stitch patterns and more.

Clothing and jewelry

Eva Trachtenberg, Stella & Dot representative 
Contact information: 306-229-2293 or evatrachtenberg@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ca.stelladot.com/evatrachtenberg
Stella & Dot offers boutique jewelry and accessories not sold in stores. Designed in New York and San Francisco, the pieces are versatile, on-trend and stylish, and are all nickel- and lead-safe. Stella & Dot is celebrity-coveted and has been featured in magazines like In Style, Good Housekeeping and People.

Pembrand Corporate Promotions
Contact information: 204-453-4132 or teresak@pembrand.com
Website: http://www.pembrand.com
Pembrand is a family-run business specializing in promoting your company through promotional products and clothing, whether it’s polos or dress shirts, fleece or jackets, pens or drinkware – the list is endless. Check out the company’s website and let them help show off your company name.

Daycare and children

Chez Chantal
Coordonnées: 204-231-1532 ou chantal3.cloutier@gmail.com
Site web: http://chantal3.webs.com/
La garderie à domicile Chez Chantal offre à vos enfants une ambiance française dans un environnement sécuritaire et enrichissant qui inclut un programme d’activités à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur favorisant la croissance et le développement de vos enfants, des sorties telles que des randonnées au parc, des jouets et équipements adaptés aux divers besoins et âges de vos enfants, une pièce tranquille et sécuritaire pour la sieste et deux collations nutritives par jour. Vos enfants bénéficieront d’une attention individuelle durant leur journée à la garderie qui est ouverte du lundi au vendredi entre les heures de 7:30 et 17:00.

Janelle’s Little Readers – Usborne Books at Home
Contact information: 204-232-3470 or janelleslittlereaders@gmail.com
Website: http://www.usborneonline.ca/janelleslittlereaders/
As a stay-at-home mom of two boys, Janelle Chambers knows the value of reading and literacy beginning at a young age. Usborne Books are interactive, fun and educational, not to mention high-quality! Janelle is not only able to help find the perfect books for your little readers, but she’d love to help you get these books for free by hosting a party and showing your friends/family the importance of reading. More information can be found on www.facebook.com/jlittlereaders.

Julie’s Child Care
Contact information: 204-470-6581
As a bilingual ECE and mom, Julie provides a safe and stimulating environment in her River Park South home to enhance social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills through indoor and outdoor games, activities and crafts. First Aid and CPR-certified and criminal record check available. Snacks and lunch provided. Receipts and references available. If you would like to set up an interview, please call or text the number above.

Food and beverage

Lisa Reimer, Epicure consultant
Contact information: 204-294-1307 or spices@lisareimer.com
Website: www.lisareimer.com
Epicure is a 100 per cent Canadian company specializing in quality spices. Lisa also offers cooking classes, freezer meal prep workshops, and meal solution tips and tricks.

Health and beauty

Tara Fern, Monat Independent Market Partner
Contact information: tlfern@mts.net
Website: www.tarafern.mymonat.com
The search for the ideal hair care company is over. Monat’s naturally based hair treatment systems provide powerful clinical results that address the effects of the environment, chemicals, product over-use and – most importantly – hair thinning, hair loss and aging.

Larissa Sotas, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Address: 141 Burland Avenue
Contact information: 204-390-2187 or lsotas@hotmail.com
An RMT since 2007, Larissa provides direct billing to over 15 insurance companies (or receipts provided). All ages are welcome! Cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard and eTransfer payments are accepted. Please note the clinic is not wheelchair-accessible.

Bonnie Douglas, Nuyugen affiliate
Contact information: 204-803-9475 or bddouglas@mymts.net
Website: https://health4you.mysoulera.com
Bonnie Douglas sells Soulera®, a unique and proprietary blend of adaptogenic herbs that can deliver significant and broad-based health benefits. Soulera® works quickly at the cellular level to protect, revitalize and balance the body according to your personal chemistry.

Lori Cruickshank, Rodan + Fields executive consultant
Contact information: 204-253-5271 or loric60@shaw.ca
Website: https://loricruickshank.myrandf.com/ca/
Lori Cruickshank is a consultant for Rodan + Fields, which offers life-changing skin care and a business opportunity. Its skincare philosophy is multi-med therapy (the right ingredients + the right formulations + the right order) for visible results. Its newest product launch for 2019 is acne innovation and technology ‘Spotless’ for teens and young adults.


Heather Styles Homes
Owner: Heather Drenker
Contact information: heatherstyleshomes@gmail.com
Website: www.heatherstyleshomes.com
Heather Styles Homes specializes in property staging and styling, colour consultations, interior redesign and 3D virtual concepts. Heather is a Certified Color Consultant™, Certified Canadian Staging Professional® and Residential Staging Expert™. She is creative and resourceful, and strives to provide the best service and experience for her clientsWhether you are looking for assistance with preparing a property for market, updating a current space or looking for help with choosing the right wall colour, Heather is sure to help.

Red Gorilla Renovations
Contact information: 204-229-3910 or RedGorillaRenovationsInc@gmail.com
Website: www.redgorillarenovations.com
Located in River Park South, Red Gorilla Renovations will help with every step of the renovation process, from renovations to remodeling to redecorating.

Red Gorilla provides quality work in a timely fashion with skill and integrity, and uses licensed electricians and plumbers with qualified credentials and proper insurance to give you that piece of mind that your home is taken care of. They are experts in project coordination to help your project go smoothly.

Areas of expertise: carpentry, drywalling, taping, painting and wallpaper, tiling, flooring, plumbing, electrical, siding, fencing and decks

River Park South Knife Sharpening
Contact information: 204-951-8045 or knifesmith66@gmail.com (text or email)
River Park South Knife Sharpening specializes in knife sharpening and repairs but also sharpens scissors, rotary cutters for fabrics, and outdoor tools such as lawnmower blades, pruners, clippers and axes. Relax on the outdoor patio while you wait for your items to be finished or drop off for later pick-up.

Jennifer Simon, Thirty-One Gifts independent consultant 
Contact information: 204-881-2119 or simplyorganizedwithjen@gmail.com
Website: http://Www.mythirtyone.ca/jensimon
In Jennifer’s chaotic mom life, being organized is key! That’s why she absolutely LOVES Thirty One’s functional, practical and beautiful solutions for all of your organizing needs – for you, for your home and for your family. From totes, storage solutions and purses to home decor, Jennifer is so excited to share her love of the products, ways to organize your life and amazing specials with you!


Grow Photography
Contact information: lindsay@growphotography.ca or 204-797-7670
Website: www.growphotography.ca
Lindsay Woollard, owner of Grow Photography, is an accredited and award-winning professional photographer serving South Winnipeg and specializing in newborn, family and headshot photography. Available for in-studio (located in South St. Vital) or on-location photography sessions, Lindsay is also a photography workshop instructor and photo club leader with a passion for sharing the love of photography with beginners and enthusiasts alike.

Kalla Photography
Owner: Aynsley Strocen
Contact information: 204-997-7242 or info@kallaphotography.com
Website: www.kallaphotography.com
Kalla Photography is a Winnipeg-based photographer specializing in children, family, newborn and wedding photography.


Solstice Travel – TravelOnly
Contact information: 204-899-3269 or rlaurendeau@travelonly.com
Website: https://solstice.travelonly.com
Rachel Laurendeau of Solstice Travel offers personalized bilingual travel services to help make your travel dreams a reality.

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