THEN and NOW: Pharmacists Colin Chan and Joe DuQuesnay cut the ribbon on the then-new Pharmasave Brentwood Bay back in May 2001. This week, the local pharmacy celebrates 20 years of serving the community with a giveaway of 20 gift baskets!

THEN and NOW: Pharmacists Colin Chan and Joe DuQuesnay cut the ribbon on the then-new Pharmasave Brentwood Bay back in May 2001. This week, the local pharmacy celebrates 20 years of serving the community with a giveaway of 20 gift baskets!

Heart of the community: Brentwood pharmacy marks 20-year milestone

Pharmasave Brentwood Bay says ‘Thank you!’ with 20 basket giveaways

If you’ve filled a prescription in Brentwood Bay over the last few decades, chances are you’ve met Colin Chan and Joe DuQuesnay.

Or maybe you’ve asked for help with allergy symptoms, or tips to avoid medication complications, or had them provide your vaccine come flu season.

From life-saving medications to preventive care to help you stay well, the two pharmacists and their knowledgeable teams have been treating patients in the Brentwood Bay neighbourhood for years.

Twenty years, to be exact.

This week, the Pharmasave Brentwood Bay team marks 20 years as your neighbourhood pharmacy, and that’s reason to celebrate!

Colin and Joe were both working at other pharmacies when their paths first crossed, and with a shared philosophy of exemplary customer service and the value of providing knowledgable wellness care, the time was right to open Pharmasave Brentwood Bay together.

Pharmasave Brentwood Bay marks 20 years as your neighbourhood pharmacy, and that’s reason to celebrate! Among their accolades over the years was their 2019 recognition as “Store of the Year” among Pharmasaves across Western Canada.

Pharmasave Brentwood Bay marks 20 years as your neighbourhood pharmacy, and that’s reason to celebrate! Among their accolades over the years was their 2019 recognition as “Store of the Year” among Pharmasaves across Western Canada.

That philosophy is at the heart of the pharmacy’s 2019 recognition as “Store of the Year” among Pharmasaves across Western Canada.

“We try to provide the best customer service, and in 20 years we’ve gotten to know everyone in the community, and most we know by name,” Colin reflects.

The two pharmacists, complemented by their extended team, also reflect the varied services offered at the pharmacy, which all play a role in patient wellness. While Colin especially enjoys the clinical side of being a pharmacist and helping his patients improve their lives, Joe’s interests include pharmaceutical compounding, therapeutic nutrition and holistic health.

“It’s truly been a rewarding profession for both of us,” Joe says.

In 2009, Colin Chan, Joe DuQuesnay and the Pharmasave Brentwood Bay team were recognized by Victoria’s Centre on Aging for their support for seniors.

In 2009, Colin Chan, Joe DuQuesnay and the Pharmasave Brentwood Bay team were recognized by Victoria’s Centre on Aging for their support for seniors.

Like many aspects of life, a lot has changed over the decades, both in the pharmacy and the community. Filling prescriptions is easier with the eCare app, for example, while options like blister packs allow people to easily track their medications. Need help aligning your medication refills? The team is happy to help with its MedAlign system.

Even the store itself has significantly increased its footprint over the years, today offering a more comprehensive selection in all departments.

“The store has really grown over our 20 years and has become a focal point for Brentwood Bay,” Colin says.

Join the celebration

While 20 years is a significant milestone for a neighbourhood business, it couldn’t happen without the community, so your Pharmasave team wants you to join them in the celebration.

In honour of the 20th anniversary, the Brentwood Bay store is giving away 20 themed baskets filled with Pharmasave brand products, including a Bath and Body basket, Summer Essentials basket, Household Essentials basket and more, with an average value of approximately $50 – click here to enter!

In honour of the 20th anniversary, the Brentwood Bay store is giving away 20 themed baskets filled with Pharmasave brand products, including a Bath and Body basket, Summer Essentials basket, Household Essentials basket and more.

In honour of the 20th anniversary, the Brentwood Bay store is giving away 20 themed baskets filled with Pharmasave brand products, including a Bath and Body basket, Summer Essentials basket, Household Essentials basket and more.

Stop by the store today or visit online, and don’t forget to stay up-to-date on all the latest news by following them on Facebook!

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