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Black-Owned Businesses in Calgary You Can Support Right Now

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CalgaryCommunityLocal Business

Black-Owned Businesses in Calgary You Can Support Right Now

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Black-Owned Businesses in Calgary You Can Support Right Now

February 1 marks more than the beginning of February. It marks the beginning of Black History Month. This year’s theme, The Future is Now, is meant to celebrate and acknowledge the work being done and continues to be done every day by Black Canadians to support and elevate their communities. 

In support of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned and operated businesses across Canada that are leading the way. While February may only have 28 days, we’re committed to using our platform to support and share stories from Black Canadians throughout the year.

Black-Owned and Operated Businesses in Calgary: 

Mersi Cookware & Co

Specializing in cookware to bring out the chef in you.

Mersi Cookware & CO. specialize in cookware to bring out the chef in you.

Located at: 1695 Baywater Park, Airdrie, Alberta

Mersi Cookware was established in 2019 fueled by a love of cooking and an effort to keep her mother’s legacy alive. Throughout her childhood, Lea’s mother owned a cookware business, which she would help in the day-to-day running of. Through this, she gained real-world experience and learned what it takes to be your own boss. Mersi Cookware & Co. specializes in quality, affordable cookware and kitchen utensils to inspire the chef at home. Get cooking and follow Mersi Cookware & Co. on Instagram.

Pepchops BBQ

Pepchops BBQ is modern Afrofusion Food and BBQ! They are available for pick-up or delivery.

Pepchops BBQ is modern Afrofusion Food and BBQ! They are available for pick-up or delivery.

Pepchops BBQ is a modern food service providing Afrofusion cuisine and BBQ at affordable prices. Available for pop-ups and delivery, they’ve catered birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions where delicious food is a must. Right now, they’re offering pick-up or delivery in the Calgary area. They also provide meal prep services for Calgarians on the go. Place your order today and follow Pepchops BBQ on Instagram.

Àshàbi Clothing

Àshàbí wears are sustainable clothing made with organic bamboo fabrics for the family. They are proudly Canadian

Àshàbí wears are sustainable clothing made with organic bamboo fabrics for the family. They are proudly Canadian

Ashabi Wears is a sustainable clothing brand created by Olufunke Olotu and located in Calgary, Alberta. Ashabi captures the perfect mix of culture, heritage and keeping things vibrant! Her collections bring ancient designs to the modern Calgarian. Using soft, sustainable, breathable bamboo fabrics create clothing you can wear everyday while making a beautiful statement. Shop online and follow Àshàbi Clothing on Instagram.

Celebrate Black History Month in Calgary

The University of Calgary is hosting a series of online events to celebrate all month long. Check them out here.

Download Rocketman to help you visit and support these Black-owned and operated businesses. 

Let Rocketman help you get around the city. Navigate the city safely and cut down waiting times to get to your destination with real-time countdowns to the next bus. Make sure to follow COVID-19 rules if you’re travelling to these businesses by transit. There are ways to ride public transit safely, so you should always be aware of best practices. 

Even though getting around is limited, you still need to be prepared. Rocketman keeps you ahead of your trip by providing you with real-time transit alerts, travel times and our new crowdedness feature. 

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

 Learn more about how to use the Rocketman transit app in Calgary.

Black-Owned Businesses in Calgary You Can Support Right Now

February 1 marks more than the beginning of February. It marks the beginning of Black History Month. This year’s theme, The Future is Now, is meant to celebrate and acknowledge the work being done and continues to be done every day by Black Canadians to support and elevate their communities. 

In support of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned and operated businesses across Canada that are leading the way. While February may only have 28 days, we’re committed to using our platform to support and share stories from Black Canadians throughout the year.

Black-Owned and Operated Businesses in Calgary: 

Mersi Cookware & Co

Specializing in cookware to bring out the chef in you.

Mersi Cookware & CO. specialize in cookware to bring out the chef in you.

Located at: 1695 Baywater Park, Airdrie, Alberta

Mersi Cookware was established in 2019 fueled by a love of cooking and an effort to keep her mother’s legacy alive. Throughout her childhood, Lea’s mother owned a cookware business, which she would help in the day-to-day running of. Through this, she gained real-world experience and learned what it takes to be your own boss. Mersi Cookware & Co. specializes in quality, affordable cookware and kitchen utensils to inspire the chef at home. Get cooking and follow Mersi Cookware & Co. on Instagram.

Pepchops BBQ

Pepchops BBQ is modern Afrofusion Food and BBQ! They are available for pick-up or delivery.

Pepchops BBQ is modern Afrofusion Food and BBQ! They are available for pick-up or delivery.

Pepchops BBQ is a modern food service providing Afrofusion cuisine and BBQ at affordable prices. Available for pop-ups and delivery, they’ve catered birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions where delicious food is a must. Right now, they’re offering pick-up or delivery in the Calgary area. They also provide meal prep services for Calgarians on the go. Place your order today and follow Pepchops BBQ on Instagram.

Àshàbi Clothing

Àshàbí wears are sustainable clothing made with organic bamboo fabrics for the family. They are proudly Canadian

Àshàbí wears are sustainable clothing made with organic bamboo fabrics for the family. They are proudly Canadian

Ashabi Wears is a sustainable clothing brand created by Olufunke Olotu and located in Calgary, Alberta. Ashabi captures the perfect mix of culture, heritage and keeping things vibrant! Her collections bring ancient designs to the modern Calgarian. Using soft, sustainable, breathable bamboo fabrics create clothing you can wear everyday while making a beautiful statement. Shop online and follow Àshàbi Clothing on Instagram.

Celebrate Black History Month in Calgary

The University of Calgary is hosting a series of online events to celebrate all month long. Check them out here.

Download Rocketman to help you visit and support these Black-owned and operated businesses. 

Let Rocketman help you get around the city. Navigate the city safely and cut down waiting times to get to your destination with real-time countdowns to the next bus. Make sure to follow COVID-19 rules if you’re travelling to these businesses by transit. There are ways to ride public transit safely, so you should always be aware of best practices. 

Even though getting around is limited, you still need to be prepared. Rocketman keeps you ahead of your trip by providing you with real-time transit alerts, travel times and our new crowdedness feature. 

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

 Learn more about how to use the Rocketman transit app in Calgary.

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