Welcome to West End Kids' Blog!

Posted on July 15 2014

Welcome to West End Kids' Blog!

I have never written a blog before so here goes! My name is Sheba Schmidt and I am the owner of West End Kids with my husband Gordie. Our son, Benjamin joined us almost 3 years ago and we are proud to say we are a locally owned family business in our nation's capital, Ottawa.

West End Kids opened in August 1995 in Ottawa's now trendy outdoor retail hub known as Westboro. Over the years West End Kids has transformed into a one stop shop for kids outdoor attire- Year round weather protection for your kids. In the spring/summer months, WEK offers rain gear, UV protective clothing, UV swimwear and lots and lots of UV hats! As well, you will find a great selection of water friendly sandals, water shoes, runners and rain boots.

In the fall/winter months, WEK offers one of the largest selections of winter outerwear, footwear and accessories. We are constantly offering the most technically advanced products with value ALWAYS at the forefront. Columbia, Helly Hansen, The North Face, Spyder, Jupa, Killtec, Marmot, Quiksilver and Roxy are this year's winter outerwear line-up. In footwear Bogs, Sorel and Baffin will keep their feet warm and dry. Don't forget about base layers, thermal socks, mitts, hats, neck warmers...WEK has your kids covered!

In 2007, www.westendkids.ca was launched. After 7 years of having a successful online presence, I knew it was time to move forward and speed up to what's happening in the Ecommerce world. SHOPIFY, which happens to be an Ottawa based company, has been the buzz and I am proud to announce that www.westendkids.ca is now powered by Shopify! I now can offer everything online as I do at our Ottawa location... including our great service! Any questions you have will always be answered...just ask! Whether you shop online or in store, West End Kids is your one stop shop for all your kids outdoor essentials.

The next few blogs will highlight various products WEK offers. I welcome your suggestions as well!

Happy summer,


  • Rosco P. Coltrane: November 14, 2014

    I must say, the service I receive at WEK has always been exceptional. Two of my top 3 sales associates include Ben and Jackie. Their smiles and friendly demeanor always put a positive spin on my Sunday shopping trips. Keep up the good work!

  • Linda: July 16, 2014

    Well said Sheba!!

  • Benjamin S: July 16, 2014

    Great first post, Sheba!

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