Company named Official Pharmacy Supplier of the "People's Games"
TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Athletes requiring first-aid supplies,
over-the-counter and prescription medications will find plenty in stock
at the Athletes' Village for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games,
thanks to McKesson Canada's I.D.A., Guardian, PROXIM and Medicine
Shoppe Canada banners.
As the Official Pharmacy Supplier of the Games, the four banners will
provide a variety of medical supplies and volunteer pharmacists, as
well as set up the pharmacy contained in the world-class Polyclinic
under construction at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village.
"McKesson Canada and our four banners representing 1,650 independent
community pharmacies across the country are proud to partner with the
TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games," said Mike Lund, Senior Vice
President, Retail Banner Management Services.
"We've been in business for more than 100 years and have built our
reputation on ensuring better health for patients from coast to coast,"
he continued. "Our pharmacy members look forward to sharing their
expertise and doing their part to help keep athletes healthy in 2015."
In the summer of 2015, the Village will be a hive of activity as up to
7,500 athletes from 41 countries train for competitions throughout the
Greater Golden Horseshoe region and relax in downtown Toronto.
The materials will be shipped to the Village from McKesson's four
Ontario distribution centres, located in Brampton, Trenton, Ottawa and
Chatham, which supply McKesson customers in the province.
"McKesson promises to be a wonderful partner for the TORONTO 2015
Games," said Ian Troop, Chief Executive Officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan
Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "Their products and
pharmacy expertise will help ensure the Polyclinic offers first-rate
service, medicines and products for our visiting athletes."
In addition, specific Atoma and Diem brand products carried by
McKesson's four banners will showcase their partnership with the Games,
starting in January 2014.
"We welcome McKesson to our TO2015 health care team. Their contribution
will go beyond supplies and staffing; it will enhance the athlete
experience through the delivery of high-quality care in all of our
venues and villages," said Dr. Julia Alleyne, TO2015's chief medical
McKesson Canada joins previously announced members of the TORONTO 2015
sponsor family, including Lead Partner CIBC, Premier Partners Chevrolet
Canada and CISCO, Opening Ceremony Creative Partner Cirque du Soleil,
as well as Official Suppliers Beanfield Metroconnect, Pattison Outdoor
Advertising, FUSE Marketing Group, the Royal Canadian Mint, Toronto
Pearson International Airport, the Toronto Star, and Official
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to
delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that
enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer
care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and
other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the
millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to
the quality and safety of care in Canada.
Through our four retail banners, Guardian, I.D.A., PROXIM and Medicine
Shoppe Canada, we support 1,650 independent pharmacies across Canada.
The McKesson Canada affiliated banners have a long history of
championing independent pharmacies, through personalized patient care,
which is at the heart of the programs and services they offer.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015)
is tasked with the responsibility of planning, managing and delivering
the Games. Its mission is to ignite the spirit through a celebration of
sport and culture. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place
July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games August 7-14.
The 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of
Ontario, as well as other partners and sponsors. CIBC is the Lead
Partner of the Games.
For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.
SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
For further information:
Director, Media Relations and Chief Spokesperson, TO2015
Director, Corporate Communications, McKesson Canada