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"The concept is amazing! The instructors are talented and very helpful. Two ladies hosting workshops to women to learn how to work with power tools, paint and stain and build their own wood crafts. Lots of help, fun and laughs. At the end, you proudly bring your own new piece home. "
"This is an amazing concept. I love that you're provided with all the tools and encouragement to create your own masterpiece and you feel so accomplished when you do! This was my first workshop but not my last! I can't wait to do another one."
"The workshops are fun and rewarding. What a great experience to start with a pile of wood and to leave with a beautiful home decor piece that I built myself. The instructors are knowledgable and very inspiring. Looking forward to attending more workshops in the future."
As of this fall September 29th, 2018 Mango Reclaimed in Whitby Ontario will be teaming up with Build Like a Girl Canada to co host some amazing workshops in Durham Region! Please visit the Mango Reclaimed website to browse and register for our upcoming events!
Redefined Finds Studio Stouffville
March 2019 Build Like A Girl Canada will be co hosting our amazing interactive workshops in Stouffville Ontario at the Redefined Finds Studio. Please Visit the Redefined Finds website and Facebook page for all upcoming events at this awesome location.
Beginning in April 2019 Build Like A Girl Canada with be partnering with Heirloom 142 located in the quaint little town of Creemore Ontario in Georgian Bay Region. Check out their facebook page and website to register for these amazing interactive workshops.
benefits of sheshops
mind over matter
Mental health & power tools
Coming to a BLAGC workshop is not just about getting your hands dirty and holding wood and tools. These workshops are extremely gratifying and therapeutic. the concentration and mental focus really helps to get you to a level of meditation. the art of creating is extremely good for not only your physical health but for your mental health too.
the new yoga
building a community
Here at BLAGC we are all about creating a great atmosphere and community feel. Building these pieces and using heavy tools that you're not custom to using is both physically and mentally empowering. I would say that the community and environment can for sure be just as satusfying as your weekly yoga class.
"Happy wife happy life"
I am sure that you are just as tired of reminding your significant other to hang the towel rack as he is hearing you. The skills that you learn here at BLAGC are meant to not just leave you with beautiful wood pieces but you're now learning skills that you can apply everywhere!!
In the community
Build like a girl Canada has been actively involved within the community in many ways. Whether it be conducting training courses or appearing at events to speak they are always looking to make a difference in theirs and surrounding communities. Below are just some samples of some organizations that have reached out to build like a girl Canada to have them get involved and help make a difference.
Girl Guildes Canada
Build like a girl Canada has been a proud supporter and has attended to help young girls learn the basics of using power tools and helped them to achieve their tool belt badge. Both Nikki and Sara where active girl guides in their youth so this was a great opportunity.
Trillium lakelands district school board
Build like a girl Canada has made several apprances for youth in the community to not only speak about women working in trades but also to teach some
wood working classes in these schools where they are lacking these types of programs. Carpentry along with many other trades can be a wonderful career choice that many don't realize is a stable industry that has much to offer.
In the media
nominated for the 2018 mompreneur awards
presented at the 2017 national home show
Featured on the Marc & mandy show 2017-2018
Our Finishing products
All of our finishing products are hand selected and offered at our locations. they are based on the location and ghe project. all products are low VOC and safe to use. check out some of the brands we use for finishing below.
MISS MUSTARD SEED MILK PAINT
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint is a versatile paint that is made the primitive way. Using only 5 ingredients and practically no VOC's this water based product can achieve so many beautiul finishes for our projects.
FUSION MINERAL PAINT
Fusion Mineral Paint is an amazing product that is available in so many wonderful colours. we water down this acryllic based paint which is low in VOC's to create a wash to be used like a stain or apply it as is for a amazing painted finish that includes a finish in the product.
Minwax Canada is well known for their oild based stains and finsihes but here at Build Like A Girl Canada we use their water based stains which are low in VOC's and dry very quickly for an awesome finish. We also combine many of their colours to achieve custom mixes and colours.