Address

333 – 7th Avenue South
Virden, Manitoba, Canada
R0M 2C0

Phone: +1 (204) 748-1666
Fax: +1 (204) 748-1878

 

Social Media

Store Hours:

Monday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED
Holidays CLOSED

Pharmacy Hours:

Monday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED
Holidays CLOSED

Where to find us:

Services

 
Health Services

  • Prescribing for minor ailments
  • Authorized to administer drugs & vaccinations
  • Delivery service available
  • Free needle disposal containers
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Medication packaging options
  • Affiliated with Super Thrifty Compounding Pharmacy
  • Affiliated with Home Health Care Pharmacy
  • Medication disposal

Store Services

  • Seniors’ discount
  • Puzzles
  • Fashion apparel
  • Jewellery
  • Purses
  • Watkins products
  • Giftware
  • Candles
  • Riversol
  • International foods
  • Cosmetics
  • Toys & board games
  • Magazines & paperbacks

Our Store

 

Higginbotham is a well-known name in Virden, having had several generations of family pharmacists practicing in the town going all the way back to 1888. In May 1983, Super Thrifty bought Higginbotham’s Drug Store. In October 1990, the store moved to its present location.

 

Barry Brydon was pharmacist/manager/owner from 1983 until 2011. Mike Anderson, who started with Super Thrifty in 2000, became partner/manager/owner in 2011. Kjarna Jamieson joined the pharmacy staff in 2016. Tracy Lelond-Young started in 2018.

Our Community

 

Virden, with a population of approximately 3100 people, is known as the “Oil Capital of Manitoba” after oil was first discovered nearby in 1951. Located along the Trans-Canada Highway, Virden is a regional centre for commercial enterprise, restaurants, gas stations, and a performing arts theatre.  There are a variety of sports and recreational facilities in the community. The town is home to the annual Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze.

Meet the team

 
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Mike Anderson

Manager/Pharmacist

Mike was raised in Carberry, Manitoba and began his pharmacy career at Super Thrifty in Virden in August 2000. He assumed the pharmacist manager position in 2011. He credits two great mentors, Dennis McMillan in Carberry and Barry Brydon in Virden, early in his professional career for helping him to become the pharmacist that he is today.

 

What Mike enjoys most about being a pharmacist, especially in the small town setting, is getting to know the patients well and being someone they trust for advice. Mike appreciates the Super Thrifty “We Care” philosophy: “I really enjoy working for Super Thrifty because it is a company that was founded by and run by pharmacists who really care about the profession.”

 

Mike is married to Teresa and has three young children, Caleb, Ryan, and Inara. When not busy with the store and family, Mike enjoys jogging, golfing and reading comic books.

 
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Tracy Lelond-Young

Pharmacist

Tracy graduated with a pharmacy degree from the University of Manitoba in 1995. Leading up to her graduation, she worked at Super Thrifty in Hamiota as a pharmacy assistant during the summer months. Tracy and a partner opened and ran Birtle Pharmacy for five years. After selling Birtle Pharmacy she worked in various locations until joining Virden Super Thrifty in September 2018. Tracy is certified to administer injections. Tracy lives with her husband and two daughters near Miniota where they have a grain farm.