Dojo Family Businesses

Small businesses have been devastated since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic.  Many have closed their shops completely and it is truly heartbreaking to see this happen.  For those left standing, it actually feels worse now in the spring of 2021 than it did a year ago when this all began.  While we can't help to save every business, maybe we can help to create a little awareness of the small businesses that are owned and operated by those closest to us, the members of our aikido family.  Below is the beginning of what we hope grows to be a much longer list.  If your BigRock Aikikai family owns a business and you would like to share information about it, please reach out to me and let me know.

 Mandala Floral Inc.  Mandala Floral inc. - Owned and operated by the Mallory Lutz
 petvalu  Pet Valu - Midtown Calgary & High River - Both locations owned and operated by the Monner family
High River and Midtown Pet Valu offer a large selection of cat, dog, small animal, fish and reptile food and supplies for all devoted pet lovers.  Check us out in High River or Downtown Calgary.  If you don't find what you're looking for, just ask.  We love bringing in new products for the store.  
 Bud & Rose  Bud & Rose Collections - Owned and operated by the Sotto family

Bud & Rose is a beaded bracelet company making unique and beautiful pieces for his and hers. Hand crafted and designed locally within the city of Airdrie, Alberta. Bud & Rose is registered with the Alberta Cancer Foundation, and with every bracelet sold, $1 will be donated to the area with the most need!

 Media Eye Studios  Media Eye Studios - Owned and operated by the Borden family
Media Eye Studios offers professional, affordable website design services, creative logo design, graphic & print design, search engine marketing, and social media management. We have been working with all sizes of companies, not-for-profits, and even small home-based businesses for over 20 years.
 Oxford Learning   Oxford Learning - Calgary Crowfoot Tutoring - Owned and operated by Kevin Ellwood, sensei
Oxford Learning Centre – Crowfoot focuses not only on helping students of all ages with their immediate academic needs through our personalized programs, but also with showing the students how to become active and confident learners. This will help them reach their goals in all areas of their academic studies and beyond. Our classes have low student-teacher ratios and are offered both in person and online. We look forward to helping your children in these challenging times.