The CANEX Team in Wainwright. Back row: Dawn Harrison (Clerk), Paul Shabatowski (Field Operations Manager), Mac McMillan (VP CANEX), Chris O’Connor (Store Manager), Gerry Mahon (President CANEX). Front row: Sabena Ramjag (Shipper/Receiver), Jennifer Emery (Store Supervisor), Lisa Littlejohn (Postal Clerk), Shannon Caveen (Clerk), Sabine Roussel (Shipper/Receiver), Garth Roussell (Clerk)
By Jen Seipp and Pascale Lalonde, Communications Advisors, CFPFSS
After months of extensive renovations, the CANEX ExpressMart at CFB Wainwright showed off its brand new look at a grand re-opening on June 6, 2012.
The new-and-improved ExpressMart features double the floor space, reorganized merchandise, larger departments and more variety. The new store has something for everyone: there is an expanded clothing section for fashion lovers, an updated electronics section with all the latest tech gadgets, a renovated barber shop, and wide selection of furniture and appliances.
The store was officially re-opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by Colonel M. Blackburn, Base Commander; CANEX President Gerry Mahon; CANEX Vice President Mac McMillan; representatives from BMO, who have an ATM in the store; and, of course, our valued CANEX customers! Patrons were treated to cake, coffee and great in-store deals. There were also special prize draws that saw two lucky customers walking away with a new barbecue, and a Wii gaming system.
In addition to new merchandise selections, the new store also provides a more open, modern look and a better shopping experience for CANEX’s loyal customers. The store has been transformed with an updated colour palette and a bright new interior space, making the overall shopping experience much more enjoyable.
Once CANEX patrons are done their shopping, they can also relax at the new in-store snack bar, where they can enjoy coffee, sandwiches, and free Wi-Fi.
“Now, the soldiers also have a place where they can come and relax,” says Jean Lacasse, National Manager, Convenience Operations. “The base was looking to create a space where Canadian Forces members could have some food and socialize, and the renovated CANEX provides just that.”
The cake cutting ceremony with Gerry Mahon, CANEX President and Colonel Blackburn,
Base Commander for CFB Wainwright
Photo credit: Pata Sangster, Pascale Lalonde
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