The Power of Ambition: From Louisbourg to Celebrity Spotlight

The Power of Ambition: From Louisbourg to Celebrity Spotlight

I woke up feeling inspired today! Last night I seen an Instagram story from Kim Kardashian that left me speechless and lit a fire in me!!

In a world where ambition and hard work are the keystones of success, a recent Instagram story by Kim Kardashian showing a purple Selfies Till I Die soy candle (made by another amazing Canadian candle company, wow!!), left me feeling inspired. Seeing her post was truly a testament to the limitless potential of passionate entrepreneurship or in my case what I like to call, mompreneurship.

This spotlight moment, a blend of celebrity endorsement and quality craftsmanship, reminds me of the incredible journey a small idea can take from inception to international recognition. It really does prove, if you put your heart into something nothing is impossible!!

Although our candles have never gotten a shout from Kim K, here in Louisbourg, a small fishing village in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, we have carved our niche in the candle-making industry with Canapa Candle. Our handcrafted, clean-burning soy candles and soy wax melts, created with love and care in our artisan studio, have made their mark not just locally but across Cape Breton Island and beyond.

But how did we get here? The journey of Canapa Candle mirrors the story shared by Kim Kardashian. It's about believing that you can achieve anything you set your heart to. From the cozy corners of our shop in downtown Louisbourg to being featured in one of Canada's top home design stores, Rug & Weave, our candles have traveled far and wide, spreading their warm, inviting glow.

Our partnership with the North Star Hotel in Louisbourg, a beautiful hotel designed by the renowned TV designers Colin and Justin, is another feather in our cap. It's a collaboration that speaks volumes about the trust and value our brand has garnered over the years.

So, what can we learn from these stories?

Whether it's a candle gracing the Instagram stories of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, finally starting your own small business or launching a new product you’ve poured your heart and soul into..Canapa Candle's journey from a small studio to our amazing stockists, the message is clear: With determination, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of quality, there are no limits to where your dreams can take you.

As we continue to expand, both in physical locations through our stockists and in the hearts of our customers, we are reminded daily that our journey is far from over. The candles we create are more than just products; they are a symbol of what can be achieved when you pour your heart and soul into your work. They are a beacon of hope and inspiration, proving that even from the smallest village in Nova Scotia, you can illuminate the world.


Remember, dreams do have the power to become reality. Keep believing, keep striving, and who knows? Maybe one day, your story will be the one inspiring others to chase their dreams!

Want to shop our candles? Check them out here

Farrah | Canapa Candle 

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It is so wonderful to see someone become a success in our little town. Renewed hope for bringing Louisbourg back to its original glory. Congratulations!

Mary Kehoe

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