About Us

We’re All about having Fun with Art!

Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome and special and challenge them to release their inner artist. We’ve succeeded if you create art work that is as original as you are!


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Angela Rankie

Angela is thrilled to be one of our owners.  Her philosophy is that it takes a village to raise a child and everyday should be their best day ever! She is a mother of three and an Oma to two grandchildren. When her children were young she operated a home daycare for 7 years and sold Discovery Toys part time. Angela homeschooled her children until they entered high school and during this time she also was a music teacher at Hillcrest Public school. Her educational accomplishments are Secretarial Arts from Niagara College, Early Childhood Education at Conestoga College, studied piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music and is fluent in dutch.  She is accomplished in many areas of the arts.  Some of them are knitting, crocheting, sewing, tole painting, mixed media, scrapbooking, card making, Wilton cake decorating and dry flower arrangements. While cultivating a love for beeswax candle making and sculpting she established a company, “Wicks and Whims” and operated it successfully for many years. Angela has taught piano lessons for 40 years and also opened Rankie Piano Studio. Recently she studied nutrition at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and makes her own face creams, body butters, deodorants, tooth paste, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm and kombucha. She has served the community as the Educational Director for Block Parents Waterloo and has volunteered for the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, played the organ for many churches, was a nursery leader, youth group teacher and was the president of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly program In Cambridge. She is looking forward to offering a large variety of art programs for adults and children to help them to express their inner creativity.


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Blair Rankie

Blair is one of our owners and brings over 35 years sales experience to Creations.  He is passionate about creating strong, lasting relationships with customers.  Blair has many years of business management experience and looks forward to providing the community with high quality programs.  He graduated from Brock University in business administration, marketing major, with a minor in economics.  Blair completed a condensed executive MBA program and has a professional management certificate.  He has served the community being a Scouts Canada leader for many years, served as a teacher for a young men’s program, had leadership roles in adult programs and served on the board of directors of a condominium group. Blair’s business experience will be invaluable to Creations as we welcome our first franchise.


 


 


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