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BCIT Alumni Holiday Market

Welcome to the 2022 BCIT Alumni Holiday Market! Open from November 1 – December 31. The market is a one-stop online destination where you can find something for everyone on your list while supporting the many BCIT alumni-owned businesses. From sparkling cocktails, craft beer, and handcrafted baked goods to wellness products, home décor, fashion, Indigenous crafted goods, and beyond. Scroll down and start shopping!


Mila + Paige
Mila + Paige is a boutique clothing shop in Downtown New Westminster, BC. The store carries brands like Gentle Fawn, Lack of Color, Dex, YaYa, Levi’s, Black Tape and more. Use code “BCIT15” to get 15% off regular-priced items online.

Anita Paige, Financial Management ’05

Monday Glow Candle Co.
Monday Glow Candle Co. offers hand-poured soy candles made in BC. Find unforgettable scents including Nostalgic, Recharge, Sugar & Spice, Unwind, Cabin Fever, and Coffee House. Use code “BCITHOLIDAY” to get 10% off.

Miranda Fatur, Broadcast Journalism ’18

Partopia Digital
Partopia Digital is a marketing team that creates amazing experiences by crafting top-notch social media management, websites, logo designs, and SEO results. Service-based businesses get a free marketing plan; contact Partopia.

Ary Azez, Civil Engineering ’20

Projects by Maria
Projects by Maria self-publishes children’s book Maya and her Christmas Lantern. Read about Maya as she discovers her Filipino Christmas Lantern. Limited copies available. BCIT alumni, get 15% with code “BCITAlum”.

Maria Reynolds, Marketing Management ’14

Riverdog Adventures
Riverdog Adventures helps busy dog parents by taking their dogs on/off-leash hikes in nature. Includes pick-up/drop -off service and muddy paws are cleaned before dogs are returned home. Use code “BCIT” to get a $5 discount on first scheduled hike.

Lesley Niven, Marketing Management ’08

Shop First Nations
Shop First Nations is an Indigenous-owned start-up enabling Economic Reconciliation by connecting consumers with Indigenous businesses. Buy a gift box featuring local Indigenous artists & businesses and learn about Indigenous culture.

Rob Schulz, Computer Systems Technology ’03

Simon’s Soapbox
Simon’s Soapbox is a brother-and-sister team. Simon, who has Down Syndrome, and his sister Caroline, make and sell artisanal soap. Their body bar soap is made with fair trade shea butter, clays and essential oils and the solid kitchen soap is a net-zero waste dishwashing solution.

Caroline Short, Business offers stylish, reusable market bags that represent your neighbourhood. A portion of your purchase goes towards water restoration. Stylish, sustainable, reusable. Get $5 off (min. $45 spend) with code “bcitalumni22” until December 31.

Andrew Murray, Business Administration ’10

The World of Kidtropolis
Kidtropolis is an indoor city that is designed to promote creativity, inspire imaginations, provide a safe, unique and realistic educational experience that lets kids do what they do best: PLAY! Use code “BCIT10” for 10% off your admission (not valid with other promotions).

Ginny Lam, Management Systems ’92

Vellum Wellness
Vellum Wellness makes gender-neutral wellness and personal care products crafted for your mind and body. Check out holiday-themed diffuser blends Silent Night and Festive Feeling. Use code “BCIT” to get 20% off your entire purchase.

Sarah Sangha, Broadcast and Online Journalism ’14

WOASH Wellness
All natural herbal products (tea, flower remedies, accessories) designed to utilize the natural benefits of each ingredient to enhance everyday wellbeing. Use code “BCITALUM25” to get 25% off your first order.

Cassandra Vantriet, Business Management ’15

Butzi Kids
Butzi Kids offers unique Vancouver- and Whistler-themed 60-piece puzzles and matching placemats for kids. Get 10% off with discount code “HIPBUTZ10”. Learn more about Butzi Kids at

Nicole Benda, Marketing Communications ’94

Cherryberry Creatives
Cherryberry Creatives produces unique graphics on cotton t-shirts, tote bags, stickers and more. Find a personalized item or gift for yourself or a friend online. Shop Cherryberry Creatives items on today. Receive a 10% discount for purchases of $50 and over.

Cherie Dela Cruz, Social Media & Marketing ’18

Coupe Beverages (Duchess)
Vancouver-based Coupe Beverages launched its signature Duchess Cosmopolitan drink in 2020 and hasn’t looked back. The Duchess comes in pink custom bottles and tastes delicious to boot. Shop online for a selection of bottled and canned cocktails.

Olivia Lovenmark, Marketing Management ’11

Eggman Comics
Vancouver-based Eggman Comics tells stories about random things through the eyes of the comical egg. Find comics, stickers, t-shirts, postcards, totes, pocket mirrors and more. Receive a free 1″ button with any purchase. View merchandise and designs online.

Gabrielle Ng, Design Essentials ’13

Free Lion Body Care
Free Lion Body Care creates ayurvedic, aromatherapy-inspired natural bodycare products handcrafted in small batches and made primarily from natural ingredients. Use code “BCIT20″ to get 20% off your first order. Join the list /shop online.

Sherazad Jamal, Venture Program ’06

Good Boy Collective
Good Boy Collective is a modern, ethical pet supply shop in Mount Pleasant. Shop the range of pet products, including pet toys, novelty items, accessories, supplies, snacks, and more. Use code “Welcome22″ for 10% off your first purchase online.

Dayandra Elrod, New Media Design and Web Development ’12

Hip & Happy Boutique
Hip & Happy Boutique specializes in making women’s clothing, perfect for all body types. The company creates unique designs and creating clothing. Shop Hip & Happy Boutique clothing online and get 10% off your first purchase.

Charles Deale, 3D Modeling, Art, and Animation ’13

JJ DeLights
Vancouver’s JJ DeLights bakes affordable high-quality desserts including like cream puffs and cookie cups. View the Instagram account and shop online. Type “BCIT2022″ in the ‘Additional Information’ box to get 15% off your first order ($100+).

Kevin Chen, Architectural & Building Technology ’15

Lipani Skincare
Lipani Skincare is a Vancouver-based beauty shop that offers paraben- and cruelty-free topical skincare solutions and cosmetics. BCIT alumni get 10% off with code “ALUMNI2022” at checkout. This promotion expires on December 31, 2022.

Krystel Lipani, Financial Management ’11

Mariner Brewing Inc.
Mariner Brewing Inc. is Coquitlam’s only craft brewery, and if you pay them a visit, simply present a BCIT card or number you’ll receive 20% off in the taproom through the promotion period. No exclusions other than gift cards.

Wim Vander Zalm, Business Management ’84

Ivan Chan Photography
Ivan Chan Photography offers photography and videography services for real estate, products, portraits, corporate headshots, virtual tours, video tours, and interviews.

Ivan Chan, 3D Animation ’06

Starfish Coaching
Private business coaching, coaching programs to strengthen your business, and online course for starting an interior design business. BCIT alumni get 15% off.

Eric Lee, Building Technology ’95

BCIT Alumni Holiday Market wins bronze medal

We’re proud to share that the BCIT Alumni Holiday Market was awarded a bronze medal by CCAE’s 2021 Prix d’Excellence Awards for ‘Best Alumni Initiative’. Read more about the awards here.

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