Laura Oliver

St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School

Graduated 2001

Founder of Cuffies, a family-focused business that was pitched to CBC’s Dragon’s Den, that creates sleeve-like garments to protect wrists from winter’s snow and is sold by local retailers.

Not only did St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School teach Laura Oliver the importance of teamwork, community and self-esteem, it also ignited her love of adventure.

After graduating in 2001, Laura couldn’t help but to give into her passion for travel and took a year off to backpack around Australia. Upon her return, she attended the University of Alberta and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education.

Laura took some time off to grow her family before beginning a new career in retail pharmacy. After some time in the field, Laura finally became a Registered Pharmacy Technician in 2013. During this busy time, Laura didn’t hesitate to make time to give back to the community. She has raised money for Cystic Fibrosis through the Kinette Club of Wetaskiwin and the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka. In addition, she kept up with her two energetic children by coaching their sports teams.

Today, Laura is pursuing a new adventure and has started a family-focused business – Cuffies. This sleeve-like product protects wrists from winter’s snow and was pitched by the entire Oliver family to CBC’s Dragon’s Den in 2016. Laura remains focused on the expansion of the business, by stocking Cuffies in local Bracebridge retailers.