30th Anniversary Celebration

Cloverdale Pharmasave held a 30th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Day on September 7th 2013 to give back and say THANK YOU to our customers and community. The day offered guest speakers, live music, BBQ (100% proceeds towards the BC SPCA, benefiting the pharmacy's non-human patients), vendor displays and demos, bone density scan, prize wheel, prize giveaways, 30% discounts and the highlight of the day was the head shave fundraiser! Pharmacist Fred Cheng, Pharmacist Lyle Sunada and General Manager Martin Leonard challenged their customers to pledge towards their fundraising goal of $2000 for the BC Cancer Foundation Head Shave for Cancer. In total, close to $3000 was raised for the BC Cancer Foundation and the BC SPCA.

Cloverdale Pharmasave would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the following suppliers for their supports in making this event a great success: Heel, Quantum Hydrox, Purica Recovery, Jamieson Vitamins, Organika, Sisu, Dan-D-Pak, Vega, Omega Nutrition, Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions, SierraSil, Boiron, Omega Alpha, Bauerfeind, Happy Planet, Gab Innovations, Sea-Licious, Karlene Karst, Rescue Remedy, Sandoz, Bayer, Krave, Apotex, McDonalds Aldergrove, Metagenics, Flora, Michaud's Salon Spa, Nature's Way, Dr. Morello, Canadian Horse Journals, Today's Senior.

THANK YOU to guest speakers Karlene Karst (Sea-Licious), Tawnya Ritco (Purica Recovery), Jennifer MacDonald (Metagenics), Dr. Gaetano Morello (Nature's Way) for taking the time out of their busy days to prepare for and present at our event.

THANK YOU to our wonderful and ever so talented musicians "Accent" (Jessica Zraly) and "Alluvium" (Samantha Dowdell) for donating their precious time and efforts into making this event so lively.

And finally a great big THANK YOU to our customers and our staff, aka Cloverdale Pharmasave's extended family.

Take a look at some of our event-day videos HERE.

Read Travel Writer Ursula Maxwell-Lewis' article on our event in the Cloverdale Reporter HERE.

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Cloverdale Pharmasave would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!

A portion of sales from our Customer Appreciation Day will go to the BC Cancer Foundation and the BC SPCA.  

To donate or pledge online please click the images below.  To pledge for the head shave please donate via the BC Cancer Foundation image below and then submit a contact form with pledge going towards Fred, Lyle or Martin.  Thank you!

Cloverdale Pharmasave 30th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Day  Cloverdale Pharmasave 30th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Day


Schedule of Events - Saturday September 7th 2013 - 11am to 3pm
(Schedule subject to change; please check back for updates.) 

Time   Event    Location
9am   Store Opens    5778-176A Street
11am - 3pm   Bone Density Scan with Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions Inc.*    Back of Store
11am - 3pm   FREE Blood Sugar Measurement and A1C test with RN Caren Thomson    Consultation Room
11am - 3pm   Face Painting    Store Exterior
11am - 3pm   Spin the Wheel - Chance to spin the wheel with $10+ purchase    In-Store
11am - 3pm   Live Music    Store Exterior
11am - 12:00pm   Beatrice the Bee - FREE mini hockey stick to the first 200 kids  
11am - 11:30am   GUEST SPEAKER Karlene KarstRegistered Dietician - Talk & Book Signing    In-Store
11:15am   Compounding Demo with Lyle Sunada - Capsules    In-Store
11:30am - Noon   GUEST SPEAKER Jennifer MacDonald - Metagenics    In-Store
Noon   Grand Prize Draw #1 and Owner's Address    Parking Lot
12:15pm   Hot Dog Sale - 100% of Proceeds benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation    Parking Lot
12:30 - 1:00pm   GUEST SPEAKER Tawnya Ritco - Purica Recovery    In-Store
12:45pm   Compounding Demo with Lyle Sunada - Lozenges    In-Store
1:00 - 1:30pm   GUEST SPEAKER Dr. Gaetano Morello - Nature's Way    In-Store
2:00pm   Head Shave for Cancer - with Michaud's Salon & Spa    Parking Lot
2:55pm   Grand Prize Draw #2 and All Prize Draws    Parking Lot
3:00pm   Event End  

 * By appointment - please call 604-576-2888 to sign up


Guest Speaker Information and Bio's:

Karlene Karst Guest Speaker at Cloverdale Pharmasave Karlene Karst, BSc, RD
Karlene Karst, RD, is a leading health specialist in nutrition and natural medicine and considered to be an expert in selecting natural foods and wholesome nutrients to help heal the body. Growing up on the family farm in a community dedicated to supporting agriculture, Karlene is aware of the importance of wholesome living and of the toll our modern lifestyles and diets have taken on our health. Karlene is passionate about educating the public about everyday health issues that affect people’s quality of life. She provides the knowledge to enable them to help correct their health issues by incorporating cutting edge dietary, supplement advice and knowledge. Co-authoring the national best seller Healthy Fats for Life and The Metabolic Syndrome Program: How to Lose Weight, Beat Heart Disease, Stop Insulin Resistance and More, Belly Fat Breakthrough along with her newly released The Full Fat Solution is part of Karlene’s efforts to encourage people to get “back to the basics” of nutrition to live a long, healthy life.
Purica Recovery Tawnya Ritco, RHN
Tawnya Ritco, RHN, is a passionate health food industry professional committed to public education and awareness around the benefits of natural foods and supplements. Her technical knowledge as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist is enhanced by a personal track record of customer service and strong client relationships as a regional Account Manager for Purica.  Tawnya’s interest in nutrition both personally and professionally has lent itself to direct involvement in the health industry for over 12 years.  An outdoor sports lover, Tawnya is a strong proponent of healthy and active living and has blogged for The Vancouver Sun as a participant in the Sun Run InTraining Clinic Series developed by SportMedBC. She is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
 Metagenics Jennifer MacDonald, BSc
Jennifer MacDonald has worked in the health sciences for the last 20+ years, first in the medical labs (MLT) and then focusing on clinical nutrition with her Bachelor’s degree (BSc. Nutrition and Food Sciences). She worked as a nutritional consultant in private practice for 5 years before joining Metagenics as a Functional Medicine Consultant and territory sales manager 7 years ago. She is a Certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator, and has had an incredible opportunity to be educated by some of the leading experts in Functional Medicine and has worked clinically with doctors and pharmacists helping  patients live happier healthier lives by maximizing their genetic potential through nutrition. 
Dr. Morello Dr. Gaetano Morello, Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Gaetano Morello is a licensed Naturopathic physician who practices at Complement Healthcare in West Vancouver, BC. He is also a clinician at the newly formed “Complex Chronic Disease Clinic” at the Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC - a first of its kind in the province that focuses on conditions such as Lyme disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia.

Dr. Morello received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle, Washington in 1991.

For the last 20 years Dr. Morello has been training and educating, physicians, pharmacists and health care personnel in the scientific use of natural products. Through his clinical experience and scientific research, Dr. Morello has given nearly 2,000 seminars, educating tens of thousands on the effectiveness of scientifically validated natural medicines.


  Caren Thomson, RN, CDE

Caren will be doing random blood sugar testing, and she will also be doing an A1C test (gives your average blood sugar level over the past 3 months). We will be offering free blood glucose meters with the purchase of 100 test strips!  Bring in your old meter and exchange it for a new one if you want to upgrade your meter, FREE of charge!*

* Free meter will be provided by Bayer

Nursing Biography;
I have been a practising Registered Nurse since 1986. For the past six and a half years, I have been practicing as a Chronic Disease Management/Primary Care Nurse in a Family Practice setting, with my primary focus being the management and counselling of my diabetic patients. Having found my passion in Diabetes, I became a Certified Canadian Diabetes Educator four years ago. For the past five years, I have been running Diabetes Management clinics for Novo Nordisk Canada, LifeScan Canada, and Bayer Canada, in numerous Family Practices throughout the Lower Mainlaind. Additionally, I have presented Diabetes management lectures to Doctors, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Dieticians, presented for a Novo Nordisk Advisory Boardon Victoza, and have sat on Advisory Boards for Novo Nordisk Canada and Merck Frosst Canada. I also presented at the 012 CDA for Novo Nordisk Canada and Merck Frosst Canada.


Lyle Sunada Hormone Specialist

Lyle Sunada, Compounding Pharmacist

Lyle Sunada graduated from the University of B.C. pharmacy program in 1990 and began working at Cloverdale Pharmasave as a pharmacist and is now the pharmacy manager.  Lyle is probably best known for his expertise in natural or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and has worked with 100’s of patients and doctors in providing expert advice on balancing hormones. He has been helped patients with menopause, peri-menopause, PMS, andropause, stress/adrenal dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, hot flashes, insomnia, weight loss, hair loss, PCOS, etc. Lyle has been offering private consultations for patients for over 14 years and will get referrals from physicians and naturopaths to help with hormone balancing recommendations.  He has presented many talks to physicians and patients including seminars to the B.C. Natural Health Symposium, U.B.C. Pharmacy Dept., West Coast Women’s Show, and the Canadian Longevity and Anti-Aging Academy. 


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