About Mr. B

Brendon Purdy Smith is an engaging and highly sociable young man with a famous winning smile. Brendon was diagnosed with severe global developmental delay when he was two years old. At the time, doctors told his parents that neurologists knew less about the human brain than astronomers know about the stars, suggesting they stimulate Brendon as much as possible, and trust their instincts.

Brendon graduated from high school in 2010 and transitioned into a program with CAPRE (Community Association of People for REAL Enterprise), which supports the realization of personal potential in people with intellectual disabilities. At CAPRE, Brendon is developing his small business, Mr. B’s Makery, in the hope that it will become a self-sustaining part of his lifestyle in the future. Running his own business, with help from CAPRE, enables Brendon to expand his range of work and life skills, to become more connected with the community, and to experience the variety of challenges and rewards associated with creative entrepreneurship. This proved to be the perfect vehicle for his love of bringing communities together.

Mr. B’s Makery strives to make environmental and socially responsible choices, which is reflected in the quality of our products:

Mr. B’s tie-dyed items are made from quality materials sourced from Valley thrift shops.
Crayzons are created from using 100% freecycled crayons.
Lunch usually contains items from the home garden.


Welcome to Mr. B’s Makery

Mr. B’s Makery is owned by Canning Artist, Nova Scotia’s, Brendon Purdy Smith. With an innate love of colour and texture, Brendon expresses his visions wutilizing such mediums as wax, paints, dyes and fabrics to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

   “Play is vital work.”
Through play, children learn almost everything they need to know to thrive in kindergarten and throughout the rest of their lives. Running, jumping, climbing trees, catching tadpoles, rolling on the grass, playing in a puddle, in the snow, playing ball, skipping rope, making bread or mud pies! Sometimes may be messy or even a bit dangerous. Play helps develop confidence, relationships, fine motor & language skills, imaginative thinking, the ability to focus, to share, impulse control and problem-solving strategies. Most of all children learn about themselves and the world.
Not only is play so much fun, all the above benefits are key in preparing children for academic success. All the fine and gross motor movements children experience help strengthen the brain’s neural pathways. So, have fun, experiment, let the imagination soar with textures, colors, stories, and new inventions!

– Mr. B’s Mom

P.S. Play is good for adults, too! It is calming, interactive and gets the creative juices flowing.


Hello People!

Welcome to the new website for Mr. B’s Makery!  We hope you come back often and follow our progress as we engage with people and grow together. Check us out on Facebook too!


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