M AY 2 0 1 5 CO-OP NEWS 2015 Anvil Awards Working with agency C & B Advertising, Calgary Co-op was proud to accept four awards at the Annual Ad Rodeo Anvil Awards on April 17, which celebrate creativity within Calgary. These awards were for our new “Best Fresh” campaign which has been highlighted through our television commercial, billboards and print. These advertisements received first place in two categories: Out of Home and Outdoor, and were recognized with awards of Merit in three other categories: Poster and Print Single/Series and Photography. We realize how special these awards are and are honored to have been recognized with C & B Advertising. Congratulations to all other winners. We are proud to stand with such amazing talent in Calgary. F uel Up to Win is over for another year, but the celebrating has just begun! This year, Calgary Co-op members won over $35,000 in prizes including free gas for a year, Hamilton Beach Kitchen Appliances and $30,000 cash. Congratulations to all of our winners including Elenita Macarthur, who collected all the stickers to win one of the $30,000 grand prizes. In fact, she actually collected the winning sticker on her very first purchase from our Deer Valley Centre.This location has proven to be exceptionally lucky in this promotion with two grand prize winners receiving the Ford Focus and Free Groceries for a Year in 2014. This year, our Macleod Trail and North Hill locations tied for the highest number of winners, so you know where to fuel up to win next year. A full listing of all Calgary Co-op Fuel Up to Win winners will be published in the June issue of Co-op News. Spring also brings the return of a seasonal favourite at Calgary Co-op – the Grilling Solutions Guide! Be sure to pick up your copy at any Calgary Co-op food centre for helpful hints, recipes from Dale MacKay, the winner of Top Chef Canada, and great savings on all your grilling essentials. At Calgary Co-op, we’re celebrating the season, the great outdoors and a long summer ahead. GREAT VALUE! GREAT PRICES! GOURMET GRILLING This season, burgers will go from ordinary to extraordinary with incredible new varieties of Co-op Gold Burgers, now available at Calgary Co-op. We are pleased to introduce Co-op Gold Pure Angus Beef, Waygu Beef, Bison and Turkey Burgers. Made with natural products and the finest ingredients, these burgers will get the whole neighbourhood talking (and finding excuses to visit.) Also new this year are the Co-op Gold Short Rib & Brisket Burger and Portabello Swiss Cheese Burger. Join us June 20-21 from 12 pm – 6 pm for your chance to sample your Co-op Gold burger favourites including Angus Beef, Prime Rib and Sirloin Beef at select Calgary Co-op locations. JUST DESSERTS Nothing tastes better on a hot and sunny day, than a cold scoop of ice cream. This season, indulge in a new favourite with Co-op Gold tangy Lemon Pie, Pistachio & Almond or Black Cherry ice cream. Or for an icy treat that bursts with flavour but is low in fat, try our new Co-op Gold Saskatoon Berry or Key Lime Greek Frozen Yogurt.These incredible desserts are on sale all summer long for just $4.99 each until August 6. Discover your new favourite and try a sample June 27-28 from 12 – 6pm at all Calgary Co-op locations. QUENCH YOUR THIRST Stay refreshed and hydrated all season long with incredible specials at Calgary Co-op gas bars. From now until June 5, you can pick up two 710 mL bottles of Gatorade for just $4.00, and 12 packs of Aquafina are two for $7.00 throughout the summer. Fuel, shop and save at Calgary Co-op Gas Bars. Did you know that a special environmental phenomenon occurs each Spring? Hydrocarbons are produced from our vehicles, factories, asphalt roads and more. They exist in our atmosphere and are driven back down to the ground during seasons of rain. When this occurs, a hydrocarbon film can form on your vehicle which is the most difficult substance to remove in a touchless car wash. To prevent this film, we recommend washing your vehicle within 1-2 days after rain has subsided to remove the potential of film. In heavy film conditions, hand washing your vehicle (where permissible) with Turtle Wax ICE Car Wash will usually eliminate the film. Throughout the rest of the year, it is recommended to wash your vehicle every two weeks. To keep your vehicle looking its best, be sure to pick up a five-pack of touchless car washes from any Calgary Co-op gas bar. These five-packs start at only $39.95 and can be redeemed for a car wash code at any Calgary Co-op car wash. Available in three options: Regular, Premium and Extreme, they also make great Fathers’ Day gifts. COMMUNITY COMMITMENT GRAND RE-OPENINGS Our Rocky Ridge and Airdrie food centres have completed renovations and now offer an expanded fresh meat and seafood offering, cheese island, fresh bakery case and curry bar. We invite all members to visit these newly renovated locations to see how your local Co-op is working to provide you with quality products, caring service and value for your dollar. A NEW WAY TO DONATE Your Co-op Community Foundation is pleased to give members a new way to give back to the community. We are now accepting the donation of Revved Up Rewards in donation boxes located at every cash register in our food centres. These coupons quickly add up and will be donated through the Foundation to local charitable and not-for-profit organizations. STAMPEDE BREAKFASTS The tradition continues! All members are invited to join us for the first of our Stampede Breakfasts happening this June in High River and Airdrie. You’ll enjoy a free breakfast of pancakes, sausages, beans, coffee and more, all while boot stompin’ to your favourite country songs from the band Scarecrow. Join us from 8 – 10 am at these locations: Saturday, June 20High River Food Centre Friday, June 26 Airdrie Food Centre RELOCATION OF SOUTH TRAIL CROSSING FOOD CENTRE Our South Trail Crossing food centre is relocating to Auburn Bay. This superior location will offer new products and services. The South Trail Crossing food centre will close end of business day June 27, 2015. Shortly after, construction begins in Auburn Bay. Members are invited to visit our Quarry Park, Deer Valley and Shawnessy Co-op locations in the interim. Please note the South Trail Crossing Gas Bar and Co-op Wine Spirits Beer store will remain open. The Board Report Hello from your new Board! In upcoming editions, we will be introducing all Board members. We’ll begin with our three new Board members: Lori Ell, Bettina Pierre-Gilles and Lisa Wise. Lori, a Certified Management Accountant, specializes in strategy execution, operational efficiency and corporate recruiting, and is currently on the Board for Alberta Food Processors Association. Bettina, a Certified Management Accountant, is an experienced financial executive with over 18 years’ experience. She is currently the President and CEO of Phasis Consulting. Lisa is a familiar face, having served as board director for Calgary Co-op for over 8 years. She owns a marketing business and completed her MBA at the Haskayne School of Business (2003). In the Board’s first meetings, there are two issues that may be of particular interest: 1. Director Election process – with the great feedback from members, candidates and our external consultants, there will be improvements to the process for next year. 2. Ten Year Strategy for Calgary Co-op. You may have noticed the changes implemented at our stores over the last year. There has been careful design behind those changes. But the competition is not going away. We need to continue to plan how our Co-op should look in the future, balancing our co-operative principles with the need to provide a return to our member-owners. The Board, our CEO and our Executive Leadership Team have begun a detailed process to consider our long term strategy. Your Board would also like to connect with members more. If you have ideas on how we might do just that, please e-mail [email protected] Co-operatively yours, Peggy LeSueur Board Chair MORE LOCAL PRODUCTS TRAVEL HEALTH CLINICS Whether you are going to Mexico, Europe, Peru on a Caribbean cruise, be sure to book an appointment at our One Stop Travel Health Clinics to ensure you remain safe and healthy. Our Certified Travel Health Pharmacists will provide personalized travel consultations, prescriptions for travel and any necessary vaccinations - all in one appointment! It’s very convenient for busy families and schedules. Appointments are available at our Hamptons, Richmond Road, Shawnessy,Village Square and West Springs pharmacy locations. Visit calgarycoop.com/pharmacy or email [email protected] calgarycoop.com for more information or to book your appointment today! MEET OUR NATURAL CHOICE ADVISORS Knowing it can be a challenge to eat a well-balanced diet every day, Calgary Co-op is pleased to offer a natural alternative for health and wellness with our new Natural Choice section. Located by the Pharmacy, we offer a wide range of quality local and Canadian products to supplement a healthy lifestyle in these categories: Digestive Health, Immune Support, Homeopathy, Bone and Joint Health, Heart Health, Weight Loss, Supplements, Personal Care, Mood, Shakes and Nutritional Snacks. Our Natural Choice Advisors can discuss your health and wellness needs and provide recommendations on a variety of options to improve your daily health: Crowfoot Centre – Joan Sarro Macleod Trail Centre – Jessica Desbrisay Midtown Market Centre – Heather Cronk Oakridge Centre – Nikki Foote OKANAGAN WINE TRAIL Enjoy the best of BC’s Okanagan Valley in harvest season! On this 6 day / 5 night tour you can discover complex Pinot Noirs, vibrant Chardonnays and sweet Icewines from large luxurious facilities to small family-run vineyards. The tour runs from October 3 – 8, 2015, with prices starting from $1,120 CDN +GST. Book by July 31, and you’ll receive $100 off per couple. Terms and conditions apply. Stop by your local Co-op Travel office for more information, or visit calgarycoop.com/travel. HOT TICKET OFFER AVAILABLE AT CALGARY CO-OP: GlobalFest - until May 30 • General Admission tickets - $10 + gst • GlobalPasses are $45 + gst (admittance for 1 person for each night of the festival) vision To enhance everyday living with life’s essentials mission We deliver great products and exceptional service our communities value we value Community commitment Caring service Great quality Managing Editor Karen Allan Contributing Writers Trinh Bui Jeff Clemens Sonal Ejner Peggy LeSueur Calgary Co-operative Association Limited #110, 151 - 86 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2H 3A5 403-219-6025 www.calgarycoop.com The presentation of information in this publication does not form or imply any legal or other obligations with readers. The information in this publication is public information. While we strive for accuracy, it is possible that the information in this publication may contain errors or omissions and we disclaim any liability for any such errors or omissions. GARLICKY RIBS WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA • 2 racks Pork ribs • 4 Garlic cloves, crushed • 1 Tbsp. Sweet paprika • 1/2 tsp. Cumin • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil • 1/4 tsp. Salt • 1 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar • 1/4 tsp. Pepper • 1/2 tsp. Hot smoked paprika POTATO SALAD • 2.5 lbs Red skin potatoes, peeled • Salted water • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Bacon, diced • 3/4 cup Yellow onions, diced • 1/2 cup White wine or light beer • Mayonnaise, to taste • Salt & Pepper, to taste REAL BAKED BEANS • 1 1/2 cups White beans (dry) • Water • 3 or 4 Bacon slices, chopped • 1 Onion, chopped • 1/2 cup Barbecue sauce • 1 cup Apple juice • 2 Tbsp. Grainy mustard • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce • 1/4 cup brown sugar • Few drops of Tabasco sauce • 1/4 cup ketchup • 2 Tbsp. Molasses GARLICKY RIBS WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA Mash garlic cloves, sweet paprika, olive oil, red-wine vinegar, hot smoked paprika, cumin, and salt and pepper in a mortar and pestle or food processor until you have a thick paste. Rub all over pork ribs, place on a rimmed baking sheet, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 300˚F for 2 ½ to 3 hours, until very tender. (This can be done up to a day ahead.) Place on a preheated grill for 10-15 minutes, turning as necessary, until heated through and darkened on the outside. Cut into individual ribs to serve. POTATO SALAD Cube potatoes and boil in salted water until tender. Drain and set aside. Chop bacon and onion and sauté until onions are golden and bacon is crispy. Add wine or beer to pan and bring to a boil. Simmer until most liquid is gone. Toss the potatoes with bacon/onion mixture then fold in mayonnaise. Lightly season with salt and pepper. REAL BAKED BEANS Cover dry white beans with water by a few inches and let sit for 8 hours, or overnight. Drain, cover with fresh water in a pot and simmer for 1 hour, or until tender. Drain. In a large, ovenproof pot, cook bacon and chopped onion for 5-10 minutes, until the bacon is cooked and the onions are soft. Add the soaked beans, barbecue sauce, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, grainy mustard, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Cover and bake for 2 1/2 hours, stirring once or twice, until thickened and saucy.
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