Retail gift and decorating store. Furniture, seasonal, home decor, children's gifts, jewelry, home and garden - really, something for everyone!
Welcome Home to The Village at Pigeon Lake!
In 2008 Matt and Donna Payne retired and sold The Country Sampler, name and all.
The birth of The Country Sampler took place in 1987 at Whitemud Crossing in Edmonton and over time became well known across Canada as a store that was innovative and popular, receiving honourable mention in 1998, across Canada at the Canadian Retailer of the Year awards.
In 1995 The Country Sampler opened in The Village at Pigeon Lake and quickly became a destination for discriminating shoppers. Matt and Donna became active in the community and were members of the local Chamber of Commerce. They held events like an annual Ladies Night, created the ongoing Bosom Buddies fundraising event for Cancer, supported the local library, Santa's Elves, and the Pigeon Lake Family and Child Society and others where a need became obvious. They saw the need to open a second store in the Village and called it the Village Emporium.
The opportunity has come our way to start again, and to keep it in the family. The Country Sampler space in The Village at Pigeon Lake has been vacated and Matt and Donna, passionate about the success of the Village have been using there vast experience and knowledge to help daughter Kathleen and son-in-law Tom re-open a store under the name Village Emporium. Kathleen and Tom are excited and determined to have their store as successful as Matt and Donna's.
Watch for the re-emergence of the Village Emporium opening March 21, 2013. Expect the same wonderful atmosphere, affordable products and friendly people to serve your needs like you enjoyed in the past.
For more information call Matt, Donna or Kathleen at 780-586-6213 or email Kathleen
Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday & Holidays 11:00 AM - 5 PM
Summer Hours in effect!
10 AM - 5:30PM Monday - Thursday
10 AM - 8 PM Friday & Saturday
11 AM - 5 PM Sunday & Holidays