Meet Trent Bellamy
“There is such a sense of community in Fort St. John,” said Trent, “I know my neighbours. I get smiles and waves from everyone”. Trent was born and raised in Fort St. John and chose to start his business, 8 Limbs Paddle Co. in his hometown. “It has been in my blood, I have been an entrepreneur since 2006,” said Trent, “and probably even before that with cattle sales growing up on a farm”.
He likes being an entrepreneur for, “the ability to have a say in what the business is doing and where it is going as well as complete control over my schedule.” He is proud that he is able to contribute to the community with his business through retail services and sales. Fort St. John is ideally located for Trent’s paddle sport business. There are many different and various water bodies within a short drive. “We have so many different streams, creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes all within a ten minute to two hour drive,” said Trent.
Trent has noticed a recent shift in business culture where owners encourage local shopping and support one another through referrals or recommendations. “There is such a great support network amongst the small businesses,” said Trent, with “the sharing and the bartering of services and products.” Trent loves, “Kiln House Studio for their custom pottery, Whole Wheat & Honey Café for a fabulous coffee or lunch and WiFi hotspot and Windy Willow Fabrics for all of your quilting needs”.
Supportive. Upbeat. Dependable.
8 Limbs Paddle Co. is a water paddle sports company that provides training, guiding and excursion services for water paddle sports. 8 Limbs Paddle Co. also has retail equipment and apparel sales including sport equipment sales, apparel sales, lessons and guiding services.
* Mention you saw 8 Limbs Paddle Co. on Love Fort St. John and receive a free beginner lesson with each paddle board sale.
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