Founded in 1904 by Jack Logie, Summerland Guardian Pharmacy, is an integral part of the community’s history.
This locally staffed neighbourhood pharmacy is a family, and like any family, they’re always delighted to welcome new faces – on both sides of the counter!
That warm, welcoming environment is important to staff and customers alike. It’s at the heart of the exceptional level of service and care the pharmacy team provides to both long-time customers and new ones.
Changing of the Guardian: Familiar faces
The long-term staff have nurtured close relationships to pass on their valuable knowledge with the pharmacy’s next generation.
Kevin celebrated his 20th anniversary and continues to work as the top pharmacy assistant. Kevin loves camping and fishing during the summer and keeps busy volunteering in the community any chance he gets.
Organizer extraordinaire, Barb has kept the books for 34 years! A football fan, she enjoys reading, Highland dancing and bagpipes. She loves the “small-town” feel of Summerland, and has seen many generations of families visit the pharmacy.
Born and raised in Summerland, Liana has worked in the pharmacy’s retail and home health areas for over 20 years. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and helping out long-time clients and friends.
Pharmacy manager Amanda moved here as a toddler and loves anything to do with horses, plus skiing, mountain biking, hiking and reading. With so many familiar faces, Amanda loves giving back to her community. “Summerland is my home, and my people,” she says.
Pharmacist Johnathan, recently graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, brings cutting-edge knowledge. He enjoys running, golf, music, swimming and reading. “I love providing care to the Summerland community and learning about the patients and all their unique stories.”
Penticton-born Akeesha moved to Summerland while in elementary school. This top student loves working in her community and spending time with family and friends, and aspires to be a registered pharmacy technician. “I love how positive and happy people in Summerland are. They bring me joy and I want to help in any way I can.”
Delivery driver Paul is a familiar face around town. He wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else – evident in the level of service he provides. “The best thing about my job is meeting all the big hearts in our community, and of course, the pets along the delivery routes,” says Paul, who loves to walk his dog and enjoy every bit of sunshine on offer.
Chantel, also a dog lover, is a Summerland local who loves biking, hiking and training dogs. For her, hearing customers’ stories is a favourite part of working in the pharmacy’s retail and home health areas.
Another local, Jessica, organizes all the blister-packs. Currently a nursing student, she says she “can’t imagine having a childhood anywhere else.” She likes to hike, run and read, and loves the kindness her customers and co-workers share, which creates a wonderful work environment.
Elle, 14-years-old, has lived in Summerland her whole life. She likes to read and play volleyball, enjoys swimming in the lake and ATVing with her dad in the community she loves.
The staff at Summerland Guardian Pharmacy are excited to continue to serve the community and build relationships in this amazing town.