After leaving her corporate job at Swatch, Claire Himo was in search for a new passion that brought the same brightness and joy to her every day life. Inspired by her desire to spread happiness, she thought to herself “who wouldn’t be happy surrounded by kids and candy all day long?”. This was when Sparkles Confections was born. Located in the heart of the Monkland village, Sparkles first opened its doors in 2009. More than just a candy store, Sparkles reunited the community, bringing families and neighbours together in a warm and fun environment. With every candy you can think of, from every generation and part of the world. Whether you’re looking for a throwback candy from your childhood, a sweet treat for everyday or custom party favours, Sparkles is here for you. Over the years and after multiple expansions, Sparkles now also offers a large collection of baking supplies, party supplies, balloons and more. It really is a one stop shop. Claire is most proud to have created not just a candy store but a family that is part of the Monkland community, creating sweet memories for everyone who walks through the doors.