Valhalla Cannabis officially opened its doors on July 27 at 10 a.m. to a few eager customers awaiting in the parking lot. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s first pot shop open for business

Valhalla Cannabis opened its door to eager customers at 10 a.m. on July 27

Valhalla Cannabis opened it’s doors to the public on Saturday morning.

A few early bird customers waited for the door to be unlocked at 10 a.m. on July 27 to get first access to Sylvan Lake’s first cannabis store.

Co-Owner John Larsen said changing the sign in the window from “Opening Soon” to “Now Open” on Friday sparked calls from eager shoppers.

Friday, July 26, saw around 100 friends and family at a soft opening event to work out the final kinks before opening to the public.

The grand opening didn’t see a line, as initially expected, but was steady in it’s opening hour and Larsen expected it would remain that way throughout the day.

Jordyn Bohn, 19, was one of Valhalla Cannabis’ first customers on opening day.

“I’ve been waiting for this to open since I saw the sign get put up and I’m like this is so much better than I thought it was going to be,” she said.

She added the overall experience, staff and store included, was “really pleasant” and “wholesome.”

“This is my new home away from home,” laughed Bohn.

READ MORE: First Sylvan Lake pot shop to open Saturday

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

RCMP investigate possible drowning at Pigeon Lake: Man and woman found dead on shore

Bodies recovered from Pigeon Lake’s northeastern shores.

134 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

First day over 100 cases since July 31

330 km walk for charity stopping in Sylvan Lake

Chris Sadleir, 45, is walking from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for the Lung Association

School curriculum to focus on basics, says LaGrange

Minister Adriana LaGrange, MLA for Red Deer South, said it will ‘unleash student potential’

Protestors for Indigenous Lives Matter gather in Wetaskiwin

Protestors gathered along 56 St Wetaskiwin, Alta. August 4, 2020 for Indigenous Lives Matter.

Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist

The ice shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island has shrunk 43 per cent

13-year-old charged in death of boy, 10 in Maskwacis

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have laid a manslaughter charge against a 13-year-old boy from Maskwacis.

‘Caught up in the frenzy:’ Oilers 50/50 draw breaking ticket sale records

Previous record was held by Toronto Raptors fans when a 50/50 raffle reached $2 million

Alberta jury trials to resume next month at offsite locations due to COVID-19

About 12 locations across Alberta may host the trials in halls, hotels and community centres

Alberta school curriculum to focus on basics, keep out political bias: minister

NDP education critic says the kindergarten to Grade 4 changes should have been implemented a year ago

Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

National unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July, down from the 12.3 per cent recorded in June

Canada plans $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute

The new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement that replaced NAFTA went into force on July 1

Walmart to make face masks mandatory for customers across Canada

Requirement goes into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 12 across Canada

Most Read