Meet Kim Claggett
Kim Claggett began her leap into entrepreneurship in 2016 as she found herself with a beautiful old building in need of a face-lift. The well-known spot had a ton of history in the community, making the transformation a no-brainer. Kim loved the creative process, welcoming the new chapter in her life at such an opportune time. She received many words of encouragement from fellow residents, further fueling her drive for success.
Being her own boss was always something Kim wanted to try her hand at. “I love the satisfaction of creating something and seeing the enjoyment that it brings to others,” beams Kim. She has thoroughly enjoyed developing relationships with her loyal customers, and meeting people from all over the world! The people of Haida Gwaii whole-heartedly stand behind local entrepreneurs, making the area a quintessential shop-local community.
When business isn’t in the full swing of the summer-time hustle and bustle, Kim likes to take it easy with a good book, or a long walk with her dog. The opportunities for exploration are endless, with wild and untamed nature waiting at every turn. And it hasn’t been just the picturesque surroundings that have entranced the Junebug owner- she is equally smitten with the strong community ties and supportive nature of the people. “It has been an honour and a privilege to open up a business in such a great little community,” says Kim.
Cozy. Eclectic. Family-friendly.
If you haven’t already checked it out, Junebug Café and Gifts is the perfect spot to enjoy a little treat after a day full of adventure. This cozy, family-friendly establishment checks all the boxes; a sunny deck, decadent gelato, fair trade coffee, aromatic espresso, snacks, goodies and so much more!
Junebug also boasts a wonderful collection of local arts, handcrafted products, upcycled and curated treasures galore! As you sip that perfectly steamed cup of joe, browse the beautiful and ethically-sourced goods, which make perfect gifts and travel mementoes. From hand-stamped jewellery, clothing and artisanal soaps and salves, to earth-friendly reusable wrappers and more, patrons are always finding new and exciting items to vamp up their home or wardrobe. Every decision is made with sustainability in mind.
In addition to being a local favourite, Junebug Café and Gifts also hosts entertaining events and informative workshops on a myriad of topics. This dynamic little shop certainly keeps everyone in the loop. Check them out online for the latest schedule update.
Just in case it wasn’t obvious, Junebug Café and Gifts is a must-visit hot spot located in scenic Queen Charlotte. The word on the street is true- it’s all delicious, but the gelato is utterly divine!
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