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Burnt Rock Adventure Co. Grand Opening

From left Aaron Hayman, Toland Cochrane and Mayor Caroline McAuley. Photo submitted

Burnt Rock Adventure Co. an outdoor enthusiast store owned by Toland Cochrane and Aaron Hayman opened its doors in May of 2021. The shop carries top-of-line products in pedal and electric hybrid bikes, scooters and accessories, longboards and skateboards, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, camping equipment, and activewear apparel.

With the change of seasons, Burnt Rock Adventure will carry items that can be utilized throughout the winter.

“We will be carrying winter apparel, cross country skies, snowshoes, as well as items for winter camping, but we will also still be carrying the spring/summer items so that customers can purchase them for Christmas and other special occasions and also so they can plan their next year’s adventures,” commented Cochrane.

The building in which the store is housed in a historical building that used to be the home of the Vermilion Standard. During the renovations, the duo kept some of its historical and unique features.

On September 17, the store had its official Grand Opening and offered many in-store specials throughout the week, and was welcomed to the community by Mayor Caroline McAuley with a welcome plaque.

“It’s exciting to have a locally owned store that promotes active living outside and carries products that can be utilized in our wonderful outdoor parks,” commented Mayor McAuley.

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