Carrie Wreford is co-owner of Bradshaws, Small-Mart and Werk-Shop – three retail shops she runs alongside her husband, Stratford native, Jeremy Wreford. After moving to Stratford in 2005 from Toronto, Carrie has served as a board member of Gallery Stratford, participated in the Advisory Committee of the Stratford Chef School and was a board member and past Chair of of Destination Stratford. Through her businesses, Carrie and Jeremy have been supporters of innumerable cultural events, organizations and charities in an effort to contribute to strengthening the fabric of the Stratford community.
Before relocating to Stratford, Carrie worked as a wardrobe stylist in the Toronto film industry which is where she and Jeremy initially met. She then worked as a Graphic Designer for Roots Canada before taking a leap of faith to move to Stratford with Jeremy to become the 6th generation of Stratford families to run Bradshaws. Carrie and Jeremy have two kids – Ezra and Gigi ages 13 and 11. It is very important to Carrie that her children learn by example and make positive impacts on the community they live in.
Carrie will be speaking to CFUW Stratford about how she chose to get involved in helping bring 25 classes (current total) of Stratford middle school students to attend a docent-led tour of the Anne Frank Exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum in an effort to increase Holocaust education and awareness for youth in Stratford. Her involvement led to being interviewed on The Bridge podcast by Peter Mansbridge – “Hate and Trying to Confront It” (first aired May 16th 2022 with an encore presentation on July 18th 2022). She was also interviewed by journalist Ralph Benmergui on podcast “Yehupetzville” for the Canadian Jewish News on May 31st 2022.