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Ridgeway Pharmacist Donnie Edwards Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

FEO, July 4, 2024, VOL. 5 ISSUE 22

McKesson Canada is proud to recognize Donnie Edwards from Boggio and Edwards Ridgeway I.D.A. Pharmacy as the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Through his distinctive contributions, Donnie has shown remarkable dedication to his profession and is an inspiration to pharmacists across the network. His tireless efforts and innovative approach to pharmacy practice have made a lasting impact on his patients and inspired the new generation of pharmacists.

The distinction was granted at the recent Momentum Conference, which recognizes the contributions of independent pharmacist-owners of Guardian®, IDA®, and Remedy’sRx® banners for excellence in their field. The conference is hosted each year by McKesson Canada, which operates the largest network of independent pharmacies in the country.

“This is a well-deserved recognition for Donnie, whose unwavering commitment to the profession and the well-being of his patients and team is truly inspiring,” says Smita Patil, Vice President of Retail Member Relations & Professional Affairs at McKesson Canada.

As a pharmacist-owner, Donnie has consistently demonstrated his commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession. His passion for education is evident through his teaching engagements at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. Donnie’s dedication to training and mentoring aspiring pharmacists has helped shape the future of the profession.

Donnie has also made significant contributions to the broader pharmacy community, serving as the Chair of the Board and interim CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association, where he has been instrumental in driving important initiatives such as the Drugs of Addiction Strategy and the Provincial Methadone Maintenance Task Force. His expertise and commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession have been recognized through his appointment to the Narcotics Monitoring Working Group by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Donnie’s impact extends beyond professional accomplishments. His passion for his patients and community is evident through his involvement in Ministry discussions as a representative of community pharmacy. His dedication to advocating for the profession has been unwavering. At Boggio and Edwards Ridgeway I.D.A. Pharmacy, Donnie and his team provide customized and personalized care to their patients, and his exceptional work administering COVID vaccines has been recognized for its contribution to public health. He continues to be a trailblazer in the field of immunization.

Donnie’s unwavering dedication to his patients, his profession, and his community exemplifies the very essence of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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