Dream Weaver History

Dream Weaver is celebrating its 28th year in Business this November 2021.
Lee Anne Frederickson founded Dream Weaver on Nov. 12, 1993, in Brockville, when she was 25.
Dream Weaver was located inside Craig's Gift Store on the 2nd floor of 30 King Street West.
The following year, Dream Weaver moved to its first main street store at 106 King St. West.
Lee Anne Nov 12 1993
In 1998 Lee Anne had her first child and featured 9-month-old Rachael in a basket
for her 5th Anniversary advertising.Β 
5th Anniversary Ad with Rachael
In 2001, Lee Anne had her 2nd daughter, Elisabeth. Dream Weaver moved to 95 King Street West also known as the "Groovy Girl Store" as we had the entire Groovy Girl Collection and all the bulk Jelly Belly jelly bean flavours.
Dream Weaver was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award 2002
and Lee Anne was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award.Β 
In 2006, Lee Anne purchased the old Laurentian Bank at 20 King Street West
and built a 3000 sq. ft. Dream Weaver.Β 
Dream Weaver Staff 2008
Top: Lee Anne & Claudette Williams
Bottom: Maddie Palmer, Jessica Loomis, Natasha White, April Fraser, Darragh DeGroot
In 2011Β we changed our colours from burgundy & gold to purple & white.Β 
The sign was purple but when it was illuminated at night it looked pink.
Nov. 9, 2011
Friends and Family of Dream Weaver 2011
In case you are wondering, we were all wearing fascinators,
a trend started by Kate Middleton & friends for the Royal Wedding.Β 
In 2012, Lee Anne opened Dream Weaver on Richmond Road in Westboro, Ottawa.Β 
In January 2013, Lee Anne closed the Brockville location as she sold the building.Β 
Lee Anne's teenage daughters often helped out with Dream Weaver, especially for special events.Β 
Shown, Rachael, Lee Anne, Elisabeth and staff Taylor.Β 
On Nov. 1, 2014, Lee Anne opened a pop-up Christmas store in the old Wingfield's Jewelry store
at 62 King. St. West, Brockville.
MP Gord Brown helped us celebrate the opening.Β 
Staff and Family 2014. Michaela, Rachael, Sue, Louise, Lee Anne and April.
In 2015, Lee Anne opened what was supposed to be a Christmas pop-up in the Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa.Β  It stayed, although it moved around A LOT, until March 2020, when the Pandemic hit.Β 
Bayshore 1st Floor - 2015 - 2016. 1000 sq. ft.Β 
Bayshore 3rd Floor - 2016- 2017. 1000 sq. ft.Β 
Bayshore Shopping Centre 3rd Floor 2016
Bayshore 2nd Floor - 2018 -2019.Β  2500 sq. ft next to the Food Court.Β 
In June 2017, Lee Anne opened a 3500 sq. ft. store on the 3rd floor of the Rideau Centre.Β 
Rideau Centre Dream Weaver
We had 2 massive front windows and were able to do many amazing window displays.Β  We won an award from the Rideau Downtown Business Association for our Window Displays.
In 2018, Lee Anne opened a 3rd store in Ottawa in the Carlingwood Mall.Β 
Carlingwood Mall Dream Weaver 1
2018 marked our 25th Anniversary and we were visited by Mayor Jim Watson and presented with a plaque.Β 
In 2019, we moved to a larger store in the Carlingwood Centre and re-located our Bayshore store to the 3rd floor. That was an INCREDIBLE undertaking.Β 
Carlingwood Mall 3rd store. 3000 sq. ft.Β 
Carlingwood Mall Dream Weaver 3
Bayshore Shopping Centre 3rd Floor store 2019. 1000 sq. ft.Β 
When the pandemic hit in March 2020, we closed all 3 locations and have been running as a
100% on-line, e-commerce business, which is thriving.Β 
Lee Anne no longer commutes 2-4 hours a day from Brockville to Ottawa and back.
Rachael has graduated from McGill University and Elisabeth is studying at University of Toronto.Β 
Lee AnneΒ is now home to look after her 2 kittens, Trygvi and Ragnar.
Life is good.Β 
Trygvi and Ragnar Β 
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