Kalia Gounden, 25 and founder of Kakes & Kanvas Inc., is a self taught artist and baker with her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Kalia began Kakes & Kanvas with the forward goal of creating an enriching environment full of positivity, inspiration, support, friendship, and love. A place where individuals are free to create, feel, and express themselves without fear of judgement; to simply have fun and let go of the negativity, that at times can be extremely overwhelming. Kalia accomplishes this through Paint Nights hosted throughout Calgary, and Kakes, sweet confections, and pieces of art that are enjoyed in homes worldwide. Kalia’s passion to inspire through positivity, kindness and perseverance is truly contagious and genuinely makes this beautiful world a little bit sweeter. Kakes & Kanvas Café coming soon!