Mint Health + Drug Grand Opening

  • The grand opening of Mint Health + Drug featured lots of activities. Leif Gregersen

October 1 marked the Grand Opening of Mint Health + Drug on the south end of Historic Church Street, 106A Avenue and 96 Street. Cole Mondor is the newest pharmacist in our community and he is out to make Mint Health + Drug an integral part of McCauley, and specifically Church Street. Cole hopes to be able to spearhead a Farmer’s Market on Sundays during the summer, and has created a space in the pharmacy for an ice cream soda bar! Imagine the fun of visiting the Farmer’s Market and stopping in for an ice cream soda!

The Grand Opening, held on the coldest, windiest day of the season so far, went very well. Cole and the staff (and co-owners of the Mint organization, Peter and Ron) welcomed everyone with cake (from the Italian Centre), Pinocchio Ice Cream, pop, hot dogs, popcorn, and Dan and Dave’s Bouncy Castle. The face painter was spectacular.

Cole has been busy developing relationships in the community, wanting to ensure the vitality, walkability, and welcoming presence on the street.

Mint Health + Drug will offer items typical of a pharmacy, as well as providing a meeting place in our community.

The store will be open for business in the very near future.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Viphalay Celebrates 10 Years in McCauley – Lily Mounma of Viphalay cuts a cake during the restaurant’s celebration of its tenth anniversary of its McCauley location at the end of September. The restaurant is located at 10724 95 Street. Janis Irwin

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Alumni Award  – Italian Centre owner and McCauley resident Teresa Spinelli received an Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta on September 25. She is pictured receiving the award from University of Alberta President and Vice Chancellor David H. Turpin. Akemi Matsubuchi Photography

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