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Richmond businesses helping to celebrate Mother’s Day

By Angel St. George

Published 12:56 PDT, Wed May 4, 2022

Last Updated: 1:14 PDT, Wed May 4, 2022

Mother’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Families excitedly plan something special to bring their mother happiness. 

The holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in Canada and many other countries around the world—May 8 this year—although some countries celebrate it on different days.

Local businesses can help you treat your mom this Mother’s Day. For instance, Wild Sweets in Richmond is Canada’s only artisan cocoa bean-to-bar chocolate-maker. The company produces locally sourced chocolate and collaborates with the University of B.C on research related to the science of chocolate-making. 

According to Wild Sweets’ website, almost all chocolatiers in the world are best described as “melters”, meaning that they do not make their own chocolate but rather buy chocolate already made by large global manufacturers. Standard industrial chocolate production greatly reduces the level of antioxidants found in chocolate, the website says.

Wild Sweets’ unique process balances the delicious taste of gourmet chocolate with the highest levels of antioxidant retention. Founders Dominque and Cindy Duby are award-winning pastry chefs, chocolatiers, and world experts.

Touch of Flowers is a family-owned and operated flower shop that has been a part of the Richmond community for 12 years. 

Owner and primary florist Majid Yazdanian occasionally has help from his wife, son, and daughter on holidays when the shop is bustling with orders.

You can order curated bouquets or customize your own from an extensive selection of flowers on the shop’s website. Same-day delivery is possible, although for Mother’s Day it is better to order the day before. 

You can also experience the options in person and get expert recommendations from Yazdanian himself. 

One of Yazdanian’s favourite parts of being a florist is participating in flower auctions. 

“Before COVID-19, flower auctions happened in person. We would go as early as 6am to wait for our favourite farmers to bring in the finest fresh cut flowers,” says Yazdanian.

According to Yazdanian, lilies are the most popular flower for Mother’s Day, although lily allergies are common, so many people prefer arrangements that include orchids.

When asked what his favourite flowers are, Yazdanian says he loves all flowers equally, but his favourite arrangement is a combination of ranunculus, hydrangeas, and peonies.

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