Veteran Owned Businesses in the Ottawa Valley to Support This Remembrance Day

On November 11, we remember the end of the First World War, the role Canadians played and all our members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.
 
With in-person Remembrance Day celebrations not happening this year, what better way to remember those we lost by supporting and thanking those we can. Thank for all those who have served, past, present and future.
 
Lest We forget, Remembrance Day Poppy, 2020

 

Veteran Businesses in Ottawa & the Valley

 

Vimy Brewing Co

The co-owners of the brewery are brothers who used to serve in the Canadian Navy. The brewery feels like you’re being welcomed into a Canadian Legion, complete with Canadian flag décor. From November 1 – November 11, 2020 they are donating 5% of sales to Warrior Adventures Canada, supporting veterans and first responders. Plus, the beer is crisp and refreshing!

 

Aurelius Food Co

A boutique style food shop specializing in fine olive oils and balsamic vinegars. They have other preserves such as salts, spices and even accessories. They have partnered with Vimy in the same campaign of veteran businesses helping veterans. Until November 11, 2020, 5% of sales is donated to Warrior Adventures Canada. November 7 is Military Appreciation Day -  25% off for past and present military members.

 

Les Moulins La Fayette

 Their location in Hintonburg is a beautiful French bakery with a variety of artisanal items such as fresh breads, soups, coffees, sandwiches and other baked treats. They are joining Vimy & Aurelius in donating 5% of sales to Warrior Adventures. On November 11, coffee is free for military members and veterans, plus 15% off the rest of the store.

 

Douglas Knives

Custom, Canadian made knives. A variety available; from outdoor use and hunting knives to kitchen knives, tactical knives and Japanese swords.

 

Periphery Wood

Handcrafted wooden objects for your home. Various designs of fruit and salad bowls, live edge charcuterie, cutting boards and other accessories from clocks to pens. They are a local vendor with Square Lemon Ottawa.

 

Kanata Soup

Artisan dried soup mixes using all Canadian produce! They love that different cultures have their own unique soups and that soups can evoke beautiful memories. They now carry some dessert mixes as well.  Previously ‘Capener Creations’.

 

Hazy Dayz Dragonflies 

Copper dragonfly and butterfly garden ornaments, brooch pins, driftwood mobiles, hair combs and other décor. All whimsical and handcrafted. Shop her ‘Fancifulls’, decorative critters online or local shops such as Richie Feed & Seed Garden Centres. 

 

Core Pickleball Inc

With a desire to grow the Pickleball community in the Ottawa Gatineau region, they provide information, affordable lessons and equipment. They promote the benefits of the game while pushing to create more playing opportunities. In addition to what they sell, the website is full of tips on how to start playing.

 

Gather and Grow Recreational Cannabis

Cannabis retailer in the heart of Richmond village, Ottawa – coming soon! Striving to provide a mature, comfortable, knowledgeable shopping experience.

 

Tactical 74

A Veteran Marketplace located in Kars (Ottawa, Ontario), selling Veteran made and owned products from all over Canada. For every item purchased through them, they donate to a veteran charity. In the past, they have donated to organizations such as VETS Canada and Soldier On.

 

Altitude Gym

Rock climbing center in Gatineau and Kanata. The Gatineau location has over 100 routes of top rope, 6,000 square feet of bouldering area, auto belays and an outdoor park with training facilities. The Kanata gym has over 13,500 square feet of boulder, a specific section for beginners and 30ft high climbing routes with auto belay.

 

Sweetlife Flora

Your stop in Arnprior for exotic house plants, plant themed swag, indoor plant care and services. The owner, Kristin, wants to bring unusual and unique plants to you! She is also a published author! Her recently released book, Propagated from the Ashes, is her story of discovery and recovery from a minor traumatic brain injury and the end of her career with the Canadian Armed Forces.

 

Sugar Society Pembroke

A beauty boutique celebrating body positivity while providing beauty and healing treatments. Their mission is for clients to enjoy a luxury and environmentally friendly experience. Facials and skin care, nail bar and lash bar, body sugaring, makeup services and bath and body products for purchase.  

 

Two Hawks Brewing Co

A nano brewery in the Ottawa Valley; creating beers you can drink all night. They brew with as many Canadian ingredients as possible. A portion of sales of their D.D Amber Ale is donated to the V42 Foundation. Until November 11, 2020, 5% of their sales will be donated to Warrior Adventures Canada. 

 

Looking Glass Toys & Games

Offering quality games and toys that stand the test of time. Puzzles, crafts, board games, miniatures and other toys available. They are family run, environmentally conscious and active in their community. Located in Petawawa with free Ontario shipping over $50.

 

Dog House Brewing Co

A father and son team, expanding the craft brewery scene into Petawawa. Their War Dog pilsner pays homage to a soldier’s best friend; both working and service dogs.

 


Littlish

Children’s and baby store with stylish natural wood and non-toxic silicone toys and products. Not only are the pacifier clips, teethers, bibs, tableware and other items safe, they’re seriously cute.

 

13th Monkey Paintball

Two paintball fields in Petawawa with various match games and locations. Call ahead to book and play! Gather your own bubble group on a typical day or look for event days online. Veteran owned coffee is also available for purchase on site.

 

The Shed

Seasonal East Coast inspired street food truck in the Ottawa Valley. Authentic Newfie poutine as well as Halifax style donairs. People have great things to say about their food!

 

Girl Gone Good

Victoria is a military veteran and served with the Canadian Armed Forces. Now, one of her many hats she wears is local hiking guru. Victoria creates and sells Ottawa Region hiking guides (2021 edition coming soon) and other online products, with 80% of sale proceeds donated to mental health and conservation charities. In addition to her hiking guides, she also shares Veteran life experiences on her website.

 

P and J Headbands Co

P&J creates handcrafted hair accessories. The latest release is a ‘Remember’ poppy headband, in either a knotted or tie-up style. Until November 11, 2020, 50% from each headband sold will go towards the V42 Foundation.

 

Ottawa Valley Coffee 

Coming soon to the Valley, with a mission of bringing the best coffee experience to those near and far. A true coffeehouse experience in downtown Renfrew. They will also carry local handmade goods and have an upcoming market series! 

 

White Pine Bison Farm

A small bison farm located in Pembroke, White Pine has cuts such as round steaks, livers, sausages and sirloin steaks available. Grass fed, with zero antibiotics. They have joined the Veteran Business Helping Veterans initiative, donating 5% of sales from November 1 - November 11 to Warrior Adventures Canada. You can order via Facebook or Instagram message. 

 




There are, of course, more veteran owned businesses across Canada. I invite you to search more through BuyVeteran.ca.

 

Businesses Supporting Veterans

 

Ottawa Artisans

This local artisan marketplace is having a Military Appreciation Weekend from November 6, 2020 to November 8, 2020. You will be able to shop and support military related makers in a special category online, as well as enjoy 10% of the entire site by using the code ‘OURTROOPS’.

 

Perth Brewery

Perth Brewery wants to buy you a poppy! Walk into their brewery before the end of the day November 11, 2020 without a poppy and they’ll donate $1 to provide you with one. Wearing one already? They’ll thank you by donating $1 to their local legion branch.

 

Whiprsnapr Brewing Co

This craft brewery creates not only classic beers to drink all night, but unique playful beers in small batches. Their new William - Irish Red Ale release is available now. 10% of can sales of William will be donated to the Royal Canadian Legion, Bells Corners branch. 

 


Whitewater Brewing Co

Local craft brewery with two locations, in Cobden and Foresters Falls. Their crisp Legion Lager is brewed in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion. 5% of the Legion Lager sales goes towards Legion programs and supporting our Veterans.

 

 

 

 

If you are a Veteran needing support, or simply looking for more education on programs helping veterans, please learn more about Warrior Adventures and the V42 Foundation.
 
Any comments with further resources for veterans, or veteran-owned businesses to support is much appreciated.





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