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Friday Fix: How to Celebrate the Holidays at Home

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Friday Fix is a weekly feature of all the things you should know before heading into the weekend.

Business

Yesterday, November 19, was Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! To celebrate the occasion, we featured inspirational women founders on Bay Street Bull all week long: Amanda Munday from The Workaround, Treana Peake from Obakki and Lynn-Marie Angus from Sisters Sage. You can also read up on the semi-finalists from the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ Pitch for the Purse competition to see who is still in the running for the $50,000 grand prize.

In honour of the occasion, BDC National Lead for Women Entrepreneurs, Laura Didyk, shared her thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women entrepreneurs. Read all about it here.

Fashion

You know what they say: look good, feel good. What about if you could go one step further, and know that what you’re wearing is doing good as well?

Virtual fitness community CITY SHRED, and George Sully, Founder of Black Designers of Canada, have teamed up to create a product that does just that. 

The ‘ONE COMMUNITY’ black canvas shoe showcases the skylines of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal blended together, and features the signatures of six of Canada’s leading Black coaches and motivators. Additionally, a customization option allows for local youth artist, Shea Coughlan, to paint symbols of love, peace and BLM, ensuring your pair is one of a kind.

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One hundred percent of all net proceeds will be donated to Children’s Aid Foundation, which is currently working to address systemic issues and support BIPOC children who are overrepresented in child welfare. The collaboration will match the donation dollar-for-dollar in the hopes of raising $15,000 for the foundation.

“I believe kids need an equal chance, and if given the tools, there is no limit,” said Cheryl Willberg, Founder of City Shred. “We felt working with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada was the perfect marriage in being able to highlight their programming in support of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC). Helping the next generation resonated with the City Shred team.”

The six leading coaches and motivators involved with the project are Raia ‘Coach’ Carey, Rolli Adenmosun, Skylar Helm, Jahmeek Taylor, Jay Jean Paul and CY Iwanegbe. They’ll be featured in an upcoming video series on CITY SHRED’s Instagram, where they highlight their own personal journeys and allow viewers to “walk a day in their shoes.”

Pre-order the ‘ONE COMMUNITY’ shoes here.

Food

Bring the holiday magic to your kitchen with Le Dolci. The Toronto-based culinary classroom has gone virtual, allowing your family to enjoy top-notch holiday baking from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.


The Le Dolci Holiday Virtual Baking Experiences allows the whole family to get involved, as their team of chefs guide you every step of the way. From festive cookies, to biscotti and more, you’ll get into the holiday spirit in no time! All classes come with a box that includes all of the ingredients and materials you need to make your treats look perfect. Classes range from 60–90 minutes and take place over Zoom.

If you’re looking for a more low-key option, ‘Bake Your Own Gingerbread’ Kits come with pre-made dough, cookie cutters and all the decoration fixings, so you can focus on getting your gingerbread man just right. 

For those of you that would prefer eating holiday treats to baking them, Le Dolci’s holiday inspired cakes have got you covered. 

No matter what kind of home-baker you are, Le Dolci has a delicious option for you.