Our Story

Hello and welcome! My name is Megan Lescanec and I am the owner of Bumble Tree located in Cranbrook, BC.  We are proud to be the East Kootenay's largest children's boutique! 

We have a large selection of baby essentials and unique toys for the older child. We pride ourselves on offering a big city selection to our small city. Stop in, peruse our top quality products and while you're here, rest on our comfy nursing couch, use our change table, and let your toddlers have a play at our Thomas train table. There is also a pint sized bathroom built just for them! 

We believe in toys that foster a child's imagination and spark learning through play. You will find very few battery operated toys in our store.  We carefully select the best toys and products that encourage the child to create the play for themselves rather than a toy that does the play for the child. It is a joy to watch children discover new ways to use a toy and create new imaginative stories during play. 

 

About Me:

I started out with Bumble Tree as a part-time employee and when the opportunity to take over the business presented itself in 2011, I excitedly took on my new role as owner!

I was born and raised in Cranbrook and am happy to have this opportunity to do business in my hometown while raising my family here. I have two daughters and it is through them and our daily lives that I am inspired to seek out unique, safe and educational products. 

It is wonderful to have a job that you love to go to everyday.  One of my favourite things to do is to help someone find the perfect gift for their loved one.  It is nice to see a customer going out the door feeling confident in their purchase and excited to give it.  I also love getting to watch the miracle of pregnancy and birth again and again as I meet many customers early in their pregnancy and then meet their babies and see them as they grow into vibrant young toddlers and on. 

I look forward to serving all of you, those that have been with Bumble Tree since the beginning and those of you that are new to us! 

We love to hear from our customers and your product requests and suggestions are always welcome.

 

Meet our Staff: 

 

Getting into the Halloween Spirit! 

Rebecca is our merchandiser extraordinaire and resident game expert! She keeps our store looking great and well organized! She has also been instrumental is making this website a reality. In addition to her display skills, she provides excellent customer service and product knowledge! 

Marilyn is our in store Baba (grandma) and greets everyone with her bubbly personality and winning smile! She loves to help our customers find the perfect gift for their loved ones and is always ready to offer an extra set of hands to help with your little ones. 

Rhonda helps us out from time to time when she's not busy teaching yoga. She brings her infectious smile and positive attitude to work. 

We also have a great team of support staff working quietly behind the scenes. My husband Frank is our tech guru, maintenance man, and pick up and delivery service and anything else that is asked of him. Our two children can also be found sweeping and mopping, washing windows and pitching in as necessary. We are truly a family run business! 

Community:

We are passionate about giving back to the community that supports us. We are proud sponsors of major events like the East Kootenay Baby Expo and JCI Memories with Santa and we give to many smaller causes throughout the year.  When your shop local, the effects spread throughout our great community! 

 

 

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