FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 11, 2019
CHIEF PEGUIS PHARMACY GRAND OPENING
PEGUIS FIRST NATION MALL, MB.
Peguis First Nation, Manitoba – Peguis Development Corporation holds grand opening for the new Chief Peguis Pharmacy located inside the Peguis Mall.
Chief Peguis Pharmacy is 100% owned and operated by Peguis First Nation and located in the former Sara’s Hair Salon inside the Peguis Mall. The Peguis Health Centre and Peguis Senior Centre will also be involved with the development of the pharmacy.
Peguis Development Corporation began construction for Chief Peguis Pharmacy in June 2018 with First People’s Economic Growth Fund funding the project. Construction of the Pharmacy employed 2 full time local workers from the community. On November 5, 2018, Chief Peguis Pharmacy officially opened to the public. Chief Peguis Pharmacy currently employs 4 full time employees. Elizabeth Aruaz-Tijerno has been hired as Chief Peguis Pharmacy Manger as well as 3 Technicians: Stephanie Sinclair, Pauline Murdock and Sharon Mann.
“We are among the few First Nations across Canada who own their own pharmacy, this is a significant achievement for our community,” said Chief Glenn Hudson. “As big as this achievement is, it is the first of several pharmacy’s we plan to open in Manitoba.”
The Chief Peguis Pharmacy project is managed by Peguis Development Corporation (PDC). The new pharmacy will provide community members with a local pharmacy, convenient location and helpful staff. Community Members will now be able to get their prescriptions filled locally in Peguis First Nation. Chief Peguis Pharmacy is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., individuals can also have prescriptions transferred to Peguis by calling the Chief Peguis Pharmacy at (204) 645-5935.
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Chief Executive Officer
Peguis Development Corporation
PO Box 159 Peguis MB R0C 3J0
Peguis Family Foods Grand Reopening
The Peguis Family Foods Renovations project started to help upgrade and modernize the community store to improve our customer shopping experience and selection of foods.
Construction on Family Foods began in late June 2018. Some of the renovations include:
- New floors throughout
- Sliding doors were installed for the entrance
- Meat section was moved to front of store
- New coolers were purchased
Peguis Development Corp has an existing agreement in place with MacDonald’s Consolidated, A Division of Canada Safeway Limited, to operate the Peguis Family Foods on the Peguis First Nation.
First People’s Economic Growth Fund is a lender in the redesign project.