The name of a new store in Fort Qu’Appelle holds a special meaning for the owners.

Becky’s Place was named to honour Marla Desmonie’s daughter, who died 14 years ago.

“She was the artsy girl in our family,” Desmonie said. “She painted, she knitted, she crocheted, she sewed. So, she was the artsy, so she would love this store.”

The store sells everything from arts and crafts to tea. Desmonie kept some of the previous owner’s products, all while incorporating her own ideas into the space.

“We are going to slowly evolve into more arts, more crafts and creations,” she said.

“It’s vastly different from what I’m used to doing in life,” Desmonie’s husband Claude said. “I’m used to seeing a job being done in one day, but being a merchant is a lifetime’s job, so that’s what I’ve noticed right away.”

Desmonie wants to help local artists from all backgrounds find a space to sell their creations.

The store is designed to be a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of Treaty 4 territory.

Based on a report by CTV Regina's Creeson Agecoutay