The Great Canadian Gift Company
The Great Canadian Gift Company evolved from a summer vacation we
took in July of 2004 to the friendly and scenic Maritime Provinces.
On one of our outings while touring beautiful Prince Edward Island
we discovered a food enthusiast's dream. The store was the PEI
Preserve Co.'s home store. Following an extremely enjoyable browse
through their store we decided to go for a cold glass of Canadian
draft accompianied by some fresh raw oysters on the half shell. We
elected to occupy a table on the deck overlooking the bay to better
absorb the fresh ocean breeze off the Atlantic.
While enjoying a refreshing pint of Alexander Keith's Pale Ale, a
conversation ensued about how we really should have more
appreciation for the vast and beautiful country we call home.
Canada has so much to offer and many of us unfortunately do not
take advantage of that which lies right in our own backyard. With
our visit to the preserve co. fresh on our minds and taste buds, we
envisioned a business that focused on offering exclusively Canadian
made products. We devoured our oysters while making notes on a
napkin that would ultimately serve as the manuscript to a success
story that would bring "All things Canadian"to the masses both
domestically and internationally.