About Lorraine’s Pharmacy

Community Matters


At Lorraine’s Pharmasave, community really does matter!

For Chris and Erin, contributing to the community has always been a natural part of their approach to business ownership in the Madawaska Valley. It is part of who they are; a natural extension of their rural upbringings.

Erin has personally contributed to the community in a multitude of ways over the years, including organizing various fundraiser and social events with St. Lawrence Church, assisting with the planning and organizing of the Barry’s Bay Triathlon, offering Red Cross vision programs in local schools, serving as a Brownie Leader, serving as executive on the Figure 8’s Skating Club, serving as Chairperson for many years for the Figure 8’s Christmas Craft Sale, organizing fundraisers and serving as office assistant for local political events, and taking care of donations for the La Leche League. In terms of past nursing experience, she was a forensic psychiatric nurse in Calgary, AB, an outpost nurse in Fort Franklin, NT, and a Public Health nurse in Renfrew County. She has also done medical missionary work in Honduras.

Upon his return to Barry’s Bay, Chris coached the high school basketball team for five years. He then became involved in Barry’s Bay minor hockey, where he served as either coach or manager of various teams for the next twenty years. He has been very active politically, serving on municipal council, as well as on the executive of the riding’s federal and provincial associations. He worked many years with the Lions Club, serving two terms as President. He has been Master of Ceremonies for many town events, such as Wintario, the opening of a major addition at the local hospital, the fortieth reunion of the high school, and many others too numerous to mention. Chris co-ordinated the fund raising for the Barry’s Bay triathlon for many years. He has also sponsored many local minor sports teams for over thirty years.

Some of Chris and Erin’s acknowledgements for their contributions over the years are shown below; there are many more not mentioned here.
Without a doubt, community matters to Chris and Erin!


Presentation of Certificate of Achievement for Sixty Years of Service to the Madawaska Valley.  Photo (L to R): Erin Briggs, Lorraine Briggs, David Shulist (Mayor of Madawaska Valley Township), Chris Briggs.


Presentation of the Pharmasave Outstanding Performance Award for Community/Charitable Leadership at the Pharmasave Ontario Annual General Meeting, May 4th, 2011.  Photo (L to R): Michael Thompson (Regional Manager, Business and Retail Development), Erin Briggs, Chris Briggs.


Certificate of Achievement for Sixty Years of Service to the Madawaska Valley.