Sangster's Health Centres Wins Top National Award for Excellence

    SASKATOON, May 8 /CNW/ - Sangster's Health Centres, (a division of Planet
Organic Health Corp. POH-TSX Venture Exchange), Canada's longest running
health and nutrition franchise announced today that Sangster's Health Centres
is the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Franchise Association's prestigious "CFA
Award of Excellence in Franchising".
    The ultimate prize in Canadian franchising, the CFA Award of Excellence
in Franchising is given annually to the franchise system that has developed
the strongest, most mutually rewarding relationships with its franchisees. The
winning franchise system is decided based on direct feedback from the best
possible source - the system's Canadian franchisees. First awarded in 1992,
the "CFA Award of Excellence" is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon
a franchise company.
    "This award is the largest achievement a franchise system can aspire to
win, and it is truly amazing to be recognized as a leading franchise system in
Canada. Sangster's Health Centres was founded by my father and his vision and
morals of doing business with honour and respect hold true to this day, and
this award is a testament as to how Sangster's Health Centres does business."
says Darryl Sangster, Sangster's Health Centres President & COO.
    "The CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising truly sets a benchmark for
franchises throughout Canada and we are honoured to present the awards to this
year's winners," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and CEO. "A solid
relationship between franchisor and franchisee is vital to the system's
success and these companies' results show that they offer outstanding support
to their franchisees."

    About Sangster's Health Centres

    Sangster's has come a long way from their roots in Saskatchewan, all the
while never straying from their philosophy to "Make Health a Habit". Today
Sangster's Health Centres has 43 locations across Canada with its Head Office
headquartered in Saskatoon. As a family run, Canadian owned and operated
business, Sangster's has found continued success over the past 38 years.
Sangster's Health Centres is Canada's longest running franchised retailer of
natural vitamins, foods, body care and sports nutrition supplements, and is
the first vitamin retail franchise company to be publicly traded on the TSX
Venture Exchange (POH).

    About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

    With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of
Canada's best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the National
Voice for Canadian Franchising and works with all levels of government to
ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes ethical
franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise
opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs and
publications. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Rory Lawford, Advertising and
Marketing, E-mail:, Tel: (306) 653-4481 ext. 28;
Darryl Sangster, President & COO, E-mail:, Tel: (306)
653-4481 ext. 23 or (306) 262-6825; Roy Sangster, Founder, E-mail:, Tel: (306) 261-9872

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