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Shade Tree Chocolate Studio


Shade Tree Chocolate Studio 

Celest Robinson 

#107 Tuscan Square, Resources Road 

Celest has been many things; a part of the film industry, and old school salsa dancer, and now – the owner of Shade Tree Chocolate Studio. She describes Shade Tree as a place that “creates moments worth remembering” and makes “damn good chocolate”. You can visit Shade Tree Chocolate Studio at #107 Tuscan Square, Resources Road, or check out their website at

Celest enjoyed working with Community Futures because it was a nurturing environment that made entrepreneurship approachable. She appreciated the fact that Community Futures recognized that not all entrepreneurs are the same and was able to be flexible to her individual needs. Celest explained that “there’s this idea of what an entrepreneur “should” be, and I never checked off the boxes” but after working with Community Futures, she was able to see herself as an entrepreneur. Her advice to any aspiring entrepreneurs is to stop worrying about being the “right type” of person to become an entrepreneur; and to let go of the big picture. She says that by taking a step back and allowing things to happen, better things will come to you. 

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Suite 170 214 Place South
10130-99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB  T8V 2V4
P: (780) 814-5340


Communities Served

Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Buffalo Lake, Clairmont, County of Grande Prairie, Demmitt, Elmworth, Goodfare, Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Horse Lake First Nation, Huallen, Hythe, La Glace, Lymburn, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, and Wembley