The Path To Craft Grade Cannabis

Navigate Your Cannabis Experience With Choice

About Us

Choice Growers Ltd. provides an array of turnkey solutions and innovative state-of-the-art production facilities with proprietary cultivation technologies to cannabis producers who value quality over quantity. We will be offering a cooperative business model with strategic partnerships that support licensed producers in their goal to deliver safe, consistent and luxury Craft Grade Cannabis to the marketplace.

We Appreciate
the craft

We recognize the challenges and difficulties large scale producers face when attempting to produce high-grade cannabis. In addition, we also appreciate the highly skilled craft producers who have devoted their time and experience to developing unique strains, creating extensive processing techniques and obtaining the expertise to successfully harvest a luxury cannabis product.

production facilities

We offer premium cutting-edge cannabis production facilities that support a hybrid of technology, growing practices and production strategies. Our plan is to build twenty-three truly unique state-of-the art, wholly owned production facilities in Western Canada by 2023.

We Are cannabis experienced

Our team of professionals have obtained years of cannabis experience within Health Canada’s regulatory framework, successfully acquiring production licenses and government security clearances. By developing a cannabis consortium of craft cannabis producers who will be collectively working together it enables us to provide only the high-grade products customers have grown to expect and trust.

Meet The Team

Stan Swiatek

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and former Chief Executive Officer for Sundial Growers Inc., Alberta’s second Licensed Producer for cannabis under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Over 40 years of entrepreneur experience and has overseen multiple cannabis cultivation applications and licenses.

Jason D. Novak

Chief Operations Officer

Founder and former Chief Operations Officer of CSTAR Cannabis Inc., CSTAR Capital Inc. and head of Novak Properties that specializes in Real Estate acquisitions, property management and human resources. Over 20 years of entrepreneur and sales experience with an in-depth understanding of contract negotiations, loans compliance and labour law.

Neil T. Bothwell

Chief Financial Officer

Founder of CSOX Solutions Inc., a consulting firm specializing in outsourcing Internal Control and Internal Audit programs, working with over 40 companies including Husky Energy, Suncor and TransCanada Pipelines. CFO for multiple public and private companies in the energy services sector, including Wise Intervention Services, Sabre Well Servicing and GASFRAC Energy Services.

Rick Hammermeister


Founder and former Chief Executive Officer & President of CSTAR Cannabis Inc. and a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of executive experience serving as the CFO of multiple public companies. Founding several successful private companies including CSOX Solutions Inc. and CSTAR Capital Inc., with extensive experience working across North America in corporate governance, finance and administration.

Dale Fraser

Investor Communications

Former Executive Manager for the City of Calgary and held other national and international corporate roles. Over 20 years of executive leadership in strategic management, business development and new product launch in North America and European markets. Dale was involved in patenting new technologies and this background brings a unique perspective to the cannabis industry.

Amanda Dass

Event Liaison

Entrepreneur and former business owner with over 10 years of sales and marketing experience, plus a background in team building, customer engagement strategies and business development.  Strong knowledge in communications, on-site management and business networking.

Dwayne Priddle

Facility Design & Development

Former Construction Supervisor for Sundial Growers Inc. with over 25 years of construction management experience. Dwayne has overseen the design and construction of multiple Health Canada licensing submissions and production facilities.

Charlie Varzé

Operations & Technology

Former Lead Cultivator for Sundial Growers Inc. with over 10 years of cannabis cultivation, research and development experience. Charlie has developed advanced grow and harvest techniques that places him at the forefront of the master grower discipline.

Erin Bergman

Compliance & Regulatory

Former Facility Coordinator and Project Coordinator for Sundial Growers Inc. with over 8 years of veterinarian hospital experience, executing clinical Standard Operating Procedures and working within Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.

Cheryl-Ann Shurvell

Quality Assurance

With over 20 years of quality assurance and quality control experience in cannabis, pharmaceutical, food and environmental industries, Cheryl-Ann brings a strong skill set to enrich quality management systems to meet Health Canada, FDA, and GMP compliant standards.

Ruel Cruz

Quality Assurance

Former Qualified Person in Charge of Controlled Substance for McKesson Pharmaceutical and Alternate Qualified Person in Charge and Alternate Responsible Person in Charge for Matrix Logistics Services. Over 20 years of experience working in Health Canada regulated environments and complying with Good Manufacturing Practices, Narcotic Control Regulations and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Brent Larison

Investor Communications

Combines his 20 year career as a engineer and entrepreneur with his experience working in the investment industry, Brent has extensive experience with exempt market dealers, compliance and investment due diligence. Most recently Brent has acted as a liaison between Indigenous communities and government on energy saving and green energy projects.

Our Flagship Facility

Choice Growers and its wholly owned subsidiary C-Star Cannabis Inc. are Alberta based cannabis companies. Choice, through C-Star, is in the final stages of what it believes will be the granting of a license for the production and distribution of high-grade cannabis at their first production site located in Strathmore, Alberta. The Strathmore site has an existing 9,300 square foot building that will be our Flagship cannabis production and training facility with a second phase that focuses on an 80,000 square foot expansion plan.

We support passionate craft cannabis producers throughout Western Canada who value quality over quantity. By utilizing proven cannabis production methods, combined with proprietary cultivation technologies, our mission is to produce an industry leading, luxury Craft Grade Cannabis product lower costs with improved grow cycles.

We are now accepting resumes for all positions at our Strathmore facility, including grow technicians, sanitation technicians, product trimmers, security and maintenance personnel.

“My life has definitely been the course of ever evolving miraculous events. I have had the pleasure of founding several cannabis industry ventures including the licensed producer, Sundial Growers Inc. I have witnessed the direction of cannabis legalization in Canada and the current situation and can visualize future strategic market opportunities. That is why I am proud to be creating a new craft cannabis vision, Choice Growers Ltd. where we will be working directly with wholly owned production facilities. Nothing excites me more than knowing that the team I have comprised can execute my vision of luxury Craft Grade Cannabis cultivation at its best."

- Stan Swiatek -

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