Healthy Communities Fund


Peoples Drug Marts and Peoples Pharmacies are proud to be independently owned and operated pharmacies that are involved and supportive of our communities. The Peoples Drug Mart Healthy Communities Fund is a community support program dedicated to maintaining and growing the health and vibrancy of the communities we work and live in. The Healthy Communities Fund is funded by the owner operators of Peoples Drug Mart and from the proceeds of Peoples Drug Mart corporate fundraising. We are committed to helping people live better lives.

Peoples Pharmacy  - Penticton 2016

$1000 was donated to the Pathways Addiction Resource Centre. Pathways Addiction Resource Centre promotes the well-being of people affected by, or at risk of developing alcohol, drug or related problems in the Penticton area. Photo: Brent Atkinson, Pharmacist & Owner, (Left), Steve King, Pathways Clinical Supervisor, (Middle) receiving cheque from Anthony Rage, Pharmacist & Owner.

Peoples Drug Mart  - Port Hardy 2016

$1000 was donated to the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens’ Society. The Hardy Bay Senior Citizens' Society supports the social well-being of seniors in Port Hardy. Photo: Rick Seitz, Donna Gault, Helen Seitz, Kristen Ireton. Pharmacist & Owner, Candy Nomeland, and Norman Cole, Hardy Bay Senior Citizens’ Society.

Peoples Drug Mart  - Revelstoke  2016

$1000 was donated to the Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation. The foundation is using the funds to help purchase: an epidural positioning system, a digital pediatric scale, and an ivNow 6 fluid warmer. Photo: David Lafreniere, Pharmacist & Owner, (left) presenting cheque to Julie Lowe, QVH Administrators and Bill Shuttleworth of the Hospital Foundation

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Chetwynd  2016

$1000 was donated to the Chetwynd Senior Citizens Housing Society. The Chetwynd Senior Citizens Housing Society is a non-profit society that provides affordable housing and services to seniors of Chetwynd and area. Don Hicks, partner/owner (left), Carl Rose, President of Chetwynd Senior Citizens Housing Society (Centre) and Wendy Martin, Store Manager (Right).

Peoples Drug Mart  - Port McNeill  2016

$2500 was donated to the Port McNeill Hospital Auxiliary. The funds are going towards the purchase of a bladder scanner. The bladder scanner measures the amount of urine in the bladder and is a non-invasive procedure. It helps decrease cauterizations which decrease the chance of infections, especially with patients who have had a stroke. Sue Weidenman, President of Port McNeill Hospital Auxiliary accepting cheque from Ron Downey, Pharmacist & Owner.

Peoples Drug Mart  - Mackenzie  2016

$1000 was donated to the Mackenzie chapter of The Red Cross. The Red Cross will use the funds to purchase equipment for their home healthcare equipment loan program. The loaner program provides access to health care equipment for temporary use for up to 6 months. Sheri Ukrainetz, Pharmacy Manager (left) presenting cheque to Carol Sinclair, Mackenzie Red Cross (Centre) and Karen L'Heurex, Store Manager (Right).

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Peoples Pharmacy  - Nakusp  2016

$1000 was donated to the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes projects and funds purchases that benefit the healthcare field in the Arrow Lakes communities. Cheque presentation: Joyce Manarin Pharmacy Manager, Bea Anton, Representative from Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation, and Shannon Huyber, Pharmacist.

Peoples Drug Mart  - Sooke  2015

$1000 was donated to the Sooke Family Resource Society, which is a non-profit organization that has served the Sooke community since 1984. The society provides prenatal education, children's programs, youth outreach, and parenting education. More specifically, the donation funds are directed to the counseling services the SFRS provides for those dealing with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and family conflict.Pictured: Nicky Logins, SFRS Executive Director, accepting cheque from Ron Kumar, Sooke Peoples Drug Mart owner.

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Port Hardy  2015

$1000 was donated to North Island Community Services Society (NICSS). NICSS supports 22 adults living with various disabilities with a support team of 8 support workers, and employment counselor, and the program coordinator. NICSS aims to participate in 2 major out-of-town events annually: Operation Trackshoes and Special Woodstock. Store owner Adam Ireton presenting cheque to Lana Gavin, Program Coordinator.

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Ucluelet  2015

$1000 was donated to the Westcoast Community Resources Society. The Society will use the funds to update and upgrade emergency kits at three worksites. The Westcoast Community Resources Society is celebrating it's 20th year offering navigation, counselling and resource services to community members on the west coast. Mervin Banting, partner presenting cheque to Margaret Morrison, Director.

Peoples Pharmacy  - Penticton  2015

$1000 was donated to the Pathways Addiction Resource Centre. Pathways Addiction Resource Centre promotes the well-being of people affected by, or at risk of developing alcohol, drug or related problems in the Penticton area. Pathways helps individuals dealing with behavioural and substance issues connect with themselves, families and community through counseling, education and referrals. Cheque presentation, left to right: Daryl Meyers, Pathways Addiction Resource Centre, Pharmacist & Store Owner Anthony Rage.

Peoples Drug Mart  - Mackenzie  2015

$1000 was donated to the Mackenzie District Hospital. The hospital is raising funds for a patient transfer disk. The disk will make it easier and safer to transfer patients from a bed to a chair. Karen L'heureux, Store Manager and Sheri Ukrainetz, Pharmacy Manager presenting cheque to Shelly Barwise, Clinical Practice Leader, Mackenzie District Hospital.

Peoples Drug Mart  - Salmo  2015

$1000 was donated to the Salmo Ladies Hospital Care Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is raising funds for a portable ultrasound machine for the Salmo wellness clinic. Loree Coulombe, Duncan Mackay, Salmo Peoples Drug Mart owner,  Gustina Dalcanale, Patti Yampolsky, and Arlie Bengert.


Peoples Pharmacy  - Lytton  2015

$1000 was donated to the St. Bartholomew's Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary raises money for much needed equipment for the Lytton area hospital. Lytton Peoples Pharmacy owners, Chris and Merle Dreyer presenting cheque to Irene Steer, Director and Jo Johnson, Director

Peoples Pharmacy  - Nakusp

$500 was donated to the Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services. The Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services will use the funds to support their food bank. Jodi and Madison Clark, Colleen Ruttenberg presenting cheque to Ann Miskulin, food bank coordinator for Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services.

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Peoples Pharmacy  - Nakusp

$500 was donated to the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation. The foundation, helps improve the health services in the Nakusp area primarily through the purchase of hospital equipment. Peoples Pharmacist Shannon Huyber presenting cheque to Bea Anton, Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation.

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Champlain Heights, Vancouver  2014

$1000 was donated to the Salvation Army Southview Terrace & Heights Senior’s lodge to help purchase much needed blood pressure monitors and assist in a hydration program for the hot summer months. Jenny DeMarchi, Front Store Manager, Henry Kwok Pharmacy Manager and Partner, presenting cheque to Major Lorraine Burry, Executive Director and Veeta Deol, Assisted Living Manager 

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Port McNeill  2014

$1000 was donated to the Port McNeill Rotary Club. The Rotary Club is using the funds to extend a walking trail into the town. The trail will provide a safe place to walk and a trail for fun and fitness. Picture, left to right: Kathy Nelson, Ron Downey, Peoples Store owner, Bill Vellie, Chuck Lok (president), Dave Nelson, Amron Russell.

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Peoples Pharmacy  - Kitimat  2014

$1000 was donated to the Kitimat Community Services Society to support the Kitimat Community Garden. This garden is a space for building community, educating and empowering all generations of people to grow healthy food, and promoting a more food-secure Kitimat! The garden currently features 12 raised beds (available on a first-come, first-serve basis), a picnic table for gatherings, and a small composting station. Cheque presentation photo: Denise O'Neill, Executive Director of Kitimat Community Services Society, Paul Sherman, Peoples Kitimat and Willow Rudiger, Community Garden Coordinator.

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Kelowna  2014

$1000 was donated to the Kelowna Gospel Mission. The Kelowna Gospel Mission is committed to changing lives every day, restoring broken spirits, leading them into wholeness. They believe everyone deserves another chance, a place to call their own within a caring community. Navi Bal, Kelowna Peoples Drug Mart presenting cheque to Randy Benson, Executive Director. 

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Sooke  2014

$1000 was donated to the Sooke Hospice Society. The Sooke Hospice Society is a team of of trained volunteers dedicated to the physical, emotional and spiritual care of individuals who are palliative, their families, and loved ones within the community of Sooke and surrounding areas. The service provided to these individuals is free and includes bereavement counseling by professionally trained volunteers, a widow's support group and medical aids for home health care. Ron Kumar, Store Owner presenting cheque to Patricia Brooks, Sooke Hospice Society President. 

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Mackenzie  2014

$1000 was donated to the northern office of the Canadian Diabetes Association. These funds will be directed toward Juvenile Diabetes to support local programs like a summer camp for children and to purchase insulin pumps. Cheque presentation left to right, Sheri Ukrainetz, Pharmacy Manager, Karen L'Heureux, Store Manager and Lori Boelk, CDA Administrator/Volunteer. 

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Peoples Pharmacy  - Trail  2014

$1000 was donated to Sanctuary, an after school pre-teen care centre in Trail. Sanctuary has been open since 1998 and provides a safe and nurturing environment for children whose parents are working and are not available at home. Sanctuary also provides meals for 12-20 children on a nightly basis. Sanctuary's real joy is in helping mentor and model children to become more mature people and helping them reach their full potential. Cheque presentation, left to right: John Lake, Trail Rotary Club, Barbara Gibson, Sanctuary President, and Pharmacist & Store Owner Jay Ross.

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Peoples Pharmacy  - Penticton  2014

$1000 was donated to the Pathways Addiction Resource Centre. Pathways Addiction Resource Centre promotes the well-being of people affected by, or at risk of developing alcohol, drug or related problems in the Penticton area. Pathways helps individuals dealing with behavioural and substance issues connect with themselves, families and community through counseling, education and referrals. Cheque presentation, left to right: Pharmacist & Store Owner, Brent Atkinson, Jeanni Jones, Pathways Agency Director, Pharmacist & Store Owner Anthony Rage.

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Salmo  2014

$1000 was donated to the Salmo Valley Fund. The Salmo Valley Fund's purpose is to promote philanthropic activities in the Salmo community with a goal of building a viable and sustainable endowment that will benefit the residents of the Salmo Valley for generations to come. Cheque presentation, left to right: Salmo Peoples Drug Mart Store Manager, Chris Borgstad, Tracey Davies, Pharmacist & Store Owner, Duncan Mackay, Pharmacist & Store Owner presenting cheque to Micheal VanWijk, Committee Member, and Maureen Berk, Salmo Community Services, Executive Director

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Peoples Drug Mart  - Ashcroft  2014

$1000 was donated to the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society (SCEFS). The SCEFS will use the funds to support a local area Family Support Worker which works with and on behalf of women and families involved in the justice system. Ashcroft Peoples Drug Mart Store Manager, Irene Dumont (left) and Victor Ikari, Store Owner (right) presenting cheque to Yoriko Susanj, Executive Director (centre)

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Peoples Pharmacy  - Nakusp  2014

$1000 was donated to Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services. The Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services will use the funds to support their food bank and the Christmas hamper. Nakusp Peoples Pharmacy owner, Troy Clark presenting cheque to Ann Miskulin, food bank coordinator for Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services.

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Peoples Pharmacy  - Lytton  2014

$1000 was donated to the St. Bartholomew's Hospital Auxillary. The Auxillary raises money for much needed equipment for the Lytton area hospital. Lytton Peoples Pharmacy owner, Chris Dreyer presenting cheque to Irene Steer, President and Jo Johnson, Treasurer.

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