Toy store celebrates new name, owners

Whoola Toys has taken over Great Games and Toys. The one and only toy store in Whistler became Whoola Toys as a result of change of ownership. The space has been re-stocked and re-energized with new toys and fun things galore. To celebrate this new beginning, a grand opening event was held at their Summit Lodge location on July 31.

The excited new owners of Whoola Toys are a group of four local women who are also mothers. With seven children among them, the owners are well versed on the newest popular toys out there. They are happy to announce that the toy store will have constant flow of great toys from favourites like Lego, Playmobile, Melissa and Doug, Webkinz and Schleich. The store is full of puzzles, games, crafts and so much more.

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They are ecstatic to have kept the toy store as a local business and hope to serve the community for years to come. One of the owners has over 15 years of toy business experience in Whistler and other staff members will be familiar faces for local toy store shoppers. The group encourages the thoughts and ideas of their customers and will take orders to build on their inventory and allow everyone to get the toys they love right here in Whistler. Visit them at 105-4359 Main Street in Whistler or call them at (604) 932-2043.


Benjamin Moore has recently unveiled some great new paints. The New Aura and Natura lines are ushering in a whole new era in paint history. Mountain Paint and Decorating Centre in Whistler is already experiencing huge interest over the products. The paints are winning over eco-savvy and family oriented customers with its low VOC.

Perhaps an environmental milestone, the Natura line has been named the greenest paint ever. Parents are coming in from everywhere to buy the Natura paints. The paint contains zero VOCs making it safe to use around children and during pregnancy. For more information on the Benjamin Moore's newest additions you can visit Mountain Paint and Decorating Centre at 110-1055 Millar Creek Road in Whistler or call them at (604) 938-1213.


Whistler's Splash Nash Spas has expanded its reach to include Squamish. The company has been selling, servicing and repairing hot tubs in Whistler's Function Junction location for many years and now Squamish customers can receive the same great service from a new location in Squamish's Industrial Park.

The new showroom is located inside Northface Kitchens and Bath. The display room features samples of their Coleman and Softub spas and products. Last Saturday (Aug. 8), the business celebrated with their grand opening event in Squamish. For more information on Splash Nash Spas you can contact them at 1-888-399-8827.


This spring, Brenda and JamesShaw became the owners of a health food store in Pemberton calledBe Natural.Since opening, the store has grown and flourished to include more and more natural products.

Brenda has been enjoying working at the store full time to assist customers with all their health related questions, and is also available for private consultations to discuss healing therapy, diet, or lifestyle changes. Brenda graduated from the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and by 2007 she completed both the Master and Clinical Herbalist Diplomas in high standings. Through the years Brenda has studied an assortment of healing modalities including iridology, Rayid, Bach flower therapy, pharmacotherapy, pulse and tongue diagnosis, thought field therapy, reiki, and reconnective healing. She received additional training in western herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and traditional ayurvedic medicine and has also studied in the fields of nutrition, pathology, physical examination, and counselling.

Along with Be Natural's ever-expanding list of services, many new products and exciting grocery items have been added this summer. For more information on Be Natural, call (604) 894-8884 or


The Daily Planet in Whistler's Marketplace has recently closed their doors after seven years. The owners have amalgamated the two shops into their Function location and still offer an eclectic mix of quality new and used furniture, antiques, collectables, original art and other fun things. The Daily Planet's Function location has just celebrated its 12th year of business.

The store, with its new increased inventory, plans to serve customers for years to come. For more information, you can contact them at (604) 938-6336 or visit them at Suite 1- 1030 Millar Creek Road in Function Junction.

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