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Thanh Thy Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnamese Restaurant

Thanh Thy Vietnamese Cuisine

Succulent chicken, beef soup and curry soup, refreshing bubble tea, crispy pork spring rolls – these are just some of the dishes you’ll experience at Thanh Thy Vietnamese Cuisine. Located at 521 1st Street in Cochrane and boasting a menu that accommodates all dietary preferences (including vegetarian, gluten free, and nut allergies) it’s no wonder why patrons have flocked to this restaurant for nearly a decade.

“July 2020 will be our 10-year anniversary,” smiles owner Hoa Anh Vu. She grew up with watching her family engage in entrepreneurship, and she decided to follow suit.

Thanh Thy is proud of the authenticity of its food. “Our recipes have been passed down for generations, which helped us to perfect the delicious and authentic taste of Vietnamese cuisine,” says Vu. “Our meals are affordable, delicious, and healthy.”

Diners find the Than Thy experience unforgettable and have given the restaurant rave reviews on Google (4.4/5 from over 230 reviewers), TripAdvisor (4/5 from over 100 reviewers), Yelp (4/5) and Facebook (5/5). Happy commenters note, “Amazing, I love everything about it!” “Best food in town.” And, “Great service, fast service, fresh and yummy food.”

You and your family will enjoy a hearty, healthy, homestyle, authentic Vietnamese meal when you visit Than Thy. With more than 20 years of combined experience, the chefs will delight your taste buds again and again as you try the many different dishes on the menu.

Learn more by visiting thanhthy.ca, or @thanhthycochrane on Instagram and Facebook.
Global Pet Foods - Cochrane
Pet Supplies

Global Pet Foods - Cochrane

Global Pet Foods is the third largest pet specialty retailer in Canada, and the sixth largest in North America. In 2019 the chain was proud to claim the Brand of the Year title by the Animalis Edition of the World Branding Awards. The Cochrane franchise, which has been recognized with a Best Pet Store award for five consecutive years, is owned by Fiona and Christine Sharman.

“Besides being 100 per cent Canadian owned, no other retailer offers the level of passion and expertise, along with the variety of natural and wholesome pet foods than Global Pet Foods,” cites Fiona. “As a family-owned business, we strive to provide exceptional customer service. We are very proud to provide jobs while giving back to the community and surrounding areas through sponsorships and donations.”

The Sharmans truly want what is best for your pet so your animal companions can live long, healthy active lives. They work with pet owners to determine the animal’s best diet, choosing from brands in store that include: Nutram, Go, Now, Boreal, Firstmate, Canadian Naturals, Acana, Orijen, Mega Dog, Naturawls, and Pets 4 Life, which are all Canadian brands that the Sharmans support, and believe in the nutritional value of the pet food. Pet owners can also access helpful information on the Globalpetfoods.com website, where a frequently updated blog discusses everything from Omega-3 fats to allergy solutions, feline urinary health to small animal care.

There are many benefits of being a Global Pet Food shopper. In addition to the team’s expertise, access to the top name brands, a wide variety of treats, toys, accessories, and outstanding service from the team members, pet owners can sign up online for Pet Zone. Members of Pet Zone receive coupons, emailed advice and product recommendations, access to contests, and more.

You know you are in good hands with the Cochrane Franchise as the duo decided to go into the business for one important reason: “We wanted to bring our dogs to work! I kid you not!” they laugh, knowing that pets are part of the family.

Discover why pets and pet owners love Global Pet Foods in Cochrane by visiting the location at 320 1st Street West, or online at www.globalpetfoods.com. The Cochrane location is also on Facebook (@GlobalPetFoodsCochrane) and Instagram (globalpetfoods_cochrane).
Stellar Hair
Beauty & Hair Salon

Stellar Hair

Cut, colour, style? Sure, you can get that at Stellar Studio, but owners Lyne and Selma Bolat had
something extra in mind when they opened their salon.

“We wanted something more alternative and unique,” say the duo. This is why they also offer piercings, tattoos, and microblading in addition to laser hair removal and skin treatments, lash applications, esthetics, and threading. As for hairstyling, you can get any cut, shave, fade, or colour you want.

Cascading pink balayage? No problem. A beautifully blended fiery combination of orange and red in a professional, sleek bob? They can do it. Perfect brows and flirty lashes? Stellar is the place to go. In addition to a full range of hair and esthetics services, Stellar Studio has all the products you need to
maintain your styling.

For tattoos, expect to get exactly what you want, be it a tattoo that is memorial, minimal, elaborate,
black and white, or bursting with colour. Stellar Studio exceeds the Health Standards and Guidelines for Tattooing regulations set forth by the Alberta Government, ensuring your visit is as safe, clean and comfortable as possible.

“Our services empower clients with self confidence and self expression,” explain the Bolats, and they go even further by acting as a hub for local networking with other small businesses. “We have been open for eight years in March and have won two gold awards for Best Salon in Cochrane.”

View Stellar Studio’s work on Facebook (@stellarhairandtattoos) and Instagram (@stellar_studio), and go ahead and book that appointment. The team is always happy to accept new clients.
Schooners on 1st
Seafood Restaurant

Schooners on 1st

Alberta is land locked but that doesn’t mean you can’t get fresh seafood dishes made by chefs that passionately care about ocean health and sustainability. You’ll find this – and more – at Schooners on First, where owners Lorne and Shelley Glenn operate a small family-run restaurant. With years of experience in a volatile seafood market, the Glenns know how to react quickly to product availabilities, ensuring their diners always have delectable dinners year round.

“I always wanted to be a chef and own my own restaurant,” smiles Lorne. Schooners on First represents a dream come true, as it has now been delighting patrons and tourists for 10 years.

The couple always ensure as many diners as possible can enjoy sustainable seafood, regardless of varied dietary restrictions or preferences. “As a family run restaurant, we try to give outstanding service and excellent food all the time. Consistency is what we strive for.”

Lorne, a certified Chef de Cuisine with many years of restaurant experience that includes nearly two decades at Cannery Row, and Shelley, an executive administrator with a 25 year background in banking and accounting, find their skills perfectly complement the atmosphere and delicious food they create at Schooners on First. Both are happy to work wherever needed in the kitchen or front of house to ensure guests have the best possible experience.

And it’s hard not to! That experience starts with entering the historic location on 416 1st Street West. Schooners on First operates out of the charming Chapman home that was built by enterprising brothers in 1909. Much of the original building’s charm has remained after it was renovated as a restaurant. It is in this history-filled building you’ll find classic favourites like rich and creamy Boston clam chowder, sizzling calamari with tzatziki sauce, and East Coast oysters on the half shell. If you are dining with friends that don’t prefer seafood, it’s not a problem. They can enjoy chicken wings, a po boy sandwich, or a creamy Caesar salad. These are just a few of the items on the menu. You’ll have to visit Schooners on First to discover the rest!

“Right now fresh halibut is in season,” informs Lorne. “Get it before it’s too late.”

Treat yourself and your family today. Gather at place where you feel at home the minute you walk through the door. The atmosphere is family-oriented, but each bite feels like fine dining. Learn more at www.schoonersonfirst.com
Amaryllis Crystal Garden
Specialty Items

Amaryllis Crystal Garden

You know that self-care is vital to your health, so you eat well and exercise – but what are you doing to relax and expand your mind while forging connections with nature? Amaryllis Crystal Garden has the tools and expertise to help you feel more at peace with yourself and the world.

Amaryllis is celebrating a return to their home of Cochrane. After operating in Banff for four years, the Amaryllis Crystal Garden is thrilled to bring the largest selection of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls in Canada, along with a large selection of crystals, bronze sculptures, Zackay glass and lighting sculptures, Zaphir Shanti chimes, Alae Eros Modal Mantra scarves, VitaJuwel water bottles and decanters and more. Those starting their healing journey never have to go it alone, as Amaryllis also offers sacred tours, workshops, courses and sound bath events.

Martha Birkett sees her company as a way to leverage her strong passion to help others and to show the benefits of harmoniously becoming one with all that is.

“I want to aid people in their experience with nature and help people connect to their authentic self,” says Birkett. “We are vibratory beings. By maintaining a higher vibration within ourselves and our environment, we improve our life experiences on all levels; mind, body and soul.”

Amaryllis offers a variety of events and services both locally and abroad so you can experience greater awareness and increased holistic health wherever your journey takes you. Learn more by visiting amarylliscrystalgardenandcentreforhealing.com online, or @AmaryllisCentreforHealingCochrane on Facebook, and @amarylliscrystalgarden on Instagram.
Kitchen Boutique
Kitchen & Cookware

Kitchen Boutique

The ultimate destination for home cooks and culinary enthusiasts, Kitchen Boutique (The Country Kitchen) has the products, advice, and in-store events you need. Owner Claire Breeze has been the owner/operator for 15 years, after purchasing both the Canmore and Cochrane locations.

“Here you will find premium, quality brands, unique products, a great selection, and excellent customer service,” says Breeze.

Expect to find all the items that make cooking a delight, such as Le Creuset cookware; items that make your life easier like sturdy and stylish Hinza eco-bags; seasonal linens and décor; glass and stemware, aprons, kitchen gadgets, and much more. Enjoy a variety of national and local brands, all personally curated by the owner with the aim to elevate your kitchen and home. You don’t have to be an expert cook to enjoy the fine selection of products. There is something for everyone. Whether you are shopping for the perfect gift or for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

“As a smaller, independent store we can help source products, explain how to get the most out of your purchase, and offer loyalty points (money back in-store) when you shop with us,” Breeze explains. What’s her best advice for customers? “Don’t put your good knives in the dishwasher!”

Follow Kitchen Boutique on social media (@KitchenBoutique on Facebook, @kitchen.boutique on Instagram, and @boutiquekitchen on Twitter) to stay in the loop for special offers, new product announcements, in-store events, and contests.