Connect the Brilliance, Muskoka

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Sarah Jane (S.J.) Simpson


As a marketing manager and candle buyer for a large importer S.J.  got to see all kinds of wonderful candles.  Wanting to try her hand at them herself, she bought a starter kit from a candle supplier - and was smitten!  Thus the idea for starting a candle company was born. 

                                                                                          Canwax is here to help you with your crafting endeavours, whether for personal use or for your business 
                                                                                          enterprises.  Located in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. Occupying over 5,000 sq ft of commercial space our 
                                                                                          team of enthusiastic crafting experts are here to help you. We will ship anywhere in Canada, the U.S.A. 
                                                                                          and the United Kingdom.

Patti Kay Hanrath, Founder


Patti Kay Hanrath is an Internationally Certified Leadership Coach and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. 

Patti brings over 20 years leadership management experience from the corporate financial world where she gained practical and extensive knowledge about winning with people, team building, sales and marketing. Patti, with her husband, have raised five children and developed a successful custom build construction company. Whether leading teams or raising children, Patti’s passion has always been to 

                                                                                         motivate people to achieve beyond their current circumstances in order to live a more purposeful and 

                                                                                         fulfilling life.


Jackie Riley, Principal


Jackie Riley is a healthy workplace strategist and quality of life coach focusing on the interplay of mental 

health, life/work balance, psychological safety and their collective impact on our daily lives.

                                                                                          Jackie is an ambassador with the Better Workplace Conference, has 2 marathons in her running history, 

                                                                                          and is the author of Making Headway the signature offering of Riley Wellness Consulting.

                                                                                          Work well. Lead well. Live well.                                                                                           


Jo-Anne Jobson, Principal


“The foundation of every great event is the site - from there everything is possible.”  

Christine Kropp, Proprietor


Owner and Baker Extraordinaire for the Whimsical Bakery, loves all things sweet and rises to the challenge in creating truly unique cakes for her clients. Christine has always loved to bake; the aroma of fresh butter, sweetness of vanilla and decadence of chocolate have found a home in her heart. “Baking is one of those things where I can let go – put all of my passion and skills that I have learned into a custom design.”

We love creating unique treats for any occasion: a family gathering, milestone birthday, graduation, baby shower, bridal shower, or wedding. We specialize in celebration cakes, gourmet cupcakes, custom      

                                                                                          designed cookies, pies, tarts and all things sweet.

                                                                                          Visit our Dessert Cafe, 10 Brunel Rd, Huntsville