The Blind Bay Village Grocer Team

James – President

James is the President of BBVG and has over 20 years of retail management experience. He is a people person and looks forward to working with his team and helping his loyal customers each day. He is proud of BBVG’s large selection of local and made-in-BC products such as meat, produce, coffee, baked goods and dairy. James is known to go above and beyond for his customers by delivering groceries to them and he even helps them with chores such as garbage and snow removal. In his spare time, James loves to be outdoors with his family fishing, hunting, mountain biking or skiing. He also loves coaching hockey and baseball.

Ron – General Manager

Ron is our knowledgeable General Manager originally from Creston and Qualicum Beach. Ron has over 34 years of retail experience. He wants customers to know that the beef and pork at BBVG is purchased from local farmers ensuring its freshness.

Peggy – Assistant Store Manager

Peggy is our Assistant Store Manager, originally from Vancouver. The best part of her job is meeting interesting people from all over the place. She enjoys helping customers find everything they are looking for and seeing them leave with a smile! And if a customer is unable to visit the store, their groceries can be delivered to them. In her spare time, Peggy enjoys going to the beach in the summer!

Lee – Grocery Manager

Lee is our hard-working Grocery Manager, originally from Port Alice. He wants customers to know that we have a wide variety of Asian and other ethnic groceries and cuisine available in our store. Lee prides himself on going to extreme lengths to satisfy our customers’ requests and looks forward to conquering the unique set of challenges he is faced with daily. He also loves the people he works with. In his spare time, Lee enjoys hiking, mountain biking, quadding, playing guitar and is an avid computer techie.

Teresa – Online & Personal
Shopping Manager

Teresa is our amazing Online & Personal Shopping Manager, originally from Abbotsford. Teresa is excited about BBVG’s new offering of online shopping and is in charge of managing this program for our customers. It adds a whole new level of customer service and convenience. On a day-to-day basis, she enjoys seeing and talking to her regular customers, and her co-workers feel like an extended family to her. Teresa loves to cook, bake, relax and enjoy her surroundings in the beautiful Shuswap.

Kieran – Produce Manager

Kieran is our hard working Produce Manager, originally from White Rock, but he has spent most of his life in the Shuswap and considers it his home. Kieran goes above and beyond for his customers and can provide custom floral orders or order in cases of fruit for customers during canning season. His department offers seasonally grown produce locally, from apples, cherries and stone fruit grown in Oliver to corn grown in Tappen. They also make their own homemade salsa! When asked what he loves about working at BBVG, Kieran said “our friendly staff and the opportunities for growth.”. In his spare time, Kieran loves to go mountain biking, reading and relaxing around a campfire with friends.

Sarah – Assistant Bakery Manager

Sarah is our Assistant Bakery Manager, originally from the coast. Sarah wants customers to know that the bakery department makes custom cakes to order. What she loves most about working at BBVG is the close community setting of Blind Bay and her co-workers. In her spare time, Sarah loves to go boating, ATVing, kayaking, hiking, gardening, spending time with her family and dog Duke, and relaxing at the beach.

Jonah – Liquor Manager

Jonah is our new friendly Liquor Manager who was raised on Vancouver Island. Jonah wants customers to know that they can special order liquor items if they aren’t carried in-store and he can also fill liquor requests for all occasions including kegs. In his spare time, Jonah referees hockey, and loves to hang out on the lake and go boating. Please reach out to Jonah for all your liquor needs.

Roy – Chef

Roy is our extraordinary Chef, originally from the Philippines. He wants customers to know that there is always a new menu in the deli, samples for tasting, great presentation and it’s always fresh. Roy always has a big smile for his customers and is on a first name basis with most. He is grateful that the BBVG team is friendly and helpful and he also likes to share his knowledge with them. In his spare time, Roy loves to go boating, swimming, and creating spectacular fruit and vegetable arrangements.

Bill – Night Manager

Bill is our dedicated Night Manager, originally from Langley. Bill enjoys assisting elderly clients with carry-outs. He also enjoys the atmosphere and his short commute to BBVG. He love the sunshine, building snow castles and floating in the lake.

Robin – Office Administrator

Robin is our helpful Office Administrator and has lived in Blind Bay for 13 years. Robin loves the camaraderie at the store. She is married, has four daughters, loves to golf and enjoys the sun and lake with family and friends.

Nageshwani (Linda) – Deli Supervisor

Linda is our outstanding Deli Supervisor, originally from the Fiji Islands! She loves meeting and getting to know her customers. She has gone out of her way to make platters on the spot for them. She wants her customer to know that the deli provides catering.  In her spare time she loves cooking and jet skiing.

Emily – Deli Clerk

Emily is our friendly Deli Clerk. She wants customers to know that we make custom sandwiches and artisan pizzas in the deli. Emily goes out of her way to help customers locate items that they have trouble finding. When asked what she loves about working at BBVG, she said, “Everyone at BBVG is so very nice and helpful. It keeps me active, and I love making customers satisfied with our food service in the deli.” In her spare time, Emily goes swimming in the lake with her friends in the summer and spends time with her two dogs and four cats.

Josh – Night Floor Supervisor

Josh is our super evening Floor Supervisor, originally from Langley. You can often find Josh pumping gas for those that require assistance. He wants customers to know that BBVG offers rain checks if they run out of an item. He loves working at BBVG because he says “My team is my family.” In his spare time, Josh likes to go for cruises on the lake, play sports, loves horticulture and is a movie buff.

Sally – Night Shift Supervisor

Sally is our hard working evening shift supervisor, originally from Kelowna. Sally wants customers to know that they can have their flowers wrapped at the tills. What she loves most about working at BBVG is the sense of community. In her spare time, Sally enjoys the sun and all the adventures of the Shuswap with her rescue border collie/husky Grie.

Gene – Grocery Clerk

Gene is our loyal Grocery Clerk, originally from South Burnaby, and has been with us for many years. He wants customers to know that BBVG offers a home delivery service for our less mobile customers. Gene always goes out of his way to help our customers and has even changed their flat tires! He loves working with all the great staff at BBVG (plus the liquor sampling when he is off duty!). In his spare time, he rides his motorcycle, walks and hikes with his dog, and explores the backroads on his motorbike or 4 x 4.

Daniel – Grocery Clerk

Daniel is one of our friendly grocery workers, who loves to play soccer. Daniel wants customers to know how great the online shopping service is and that you can have your groceries delivered right to your door! What he loves most about working at BBVG is that everyone is so friendly and nice. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys fishing during the summer and playing hockey, baseball, and of course, soccer!

Ashlyn – Front End Supervisor

Ashlyn is one of our friendly cashiers who has lived in five different countries! She loves her co-workers and customers and if it looks like her customers have a large order she will call for a customer carry-out. She wants customers to know that BBVG offers cashback up to $100.00 on debit transactions so that they don’t have to use the bank machine. Ashlyn is an open water diver and loves the lake.

Savannah – Evening Shift Supervisor

Savannah is one of our friendly cashiers, originally from Kimberly. She wants customers to know that BBVG offers Coffee Cards and VILP Cards. The Coffee Cards are stamped after each coffee purchased and once the card is full, customers receive a free coffee. Our VILP card, or Very Important Little Person Card, is for kids aged 3-8. After six visits, kids get to pick a toy out of the prize box. These cards can be picked up at any one of our cashiers. Savannah is very dedicated and has even helped customers on her days off. On working at BBVG she says, “My customers are super friendly, I get to tell jokes on a regular basis, and our team is my family.” In her spare time, she creates stained glass mosaics, plays video games, hikes Margaret Falls, has lunch at Notch Hill Park, and drives to Crazy Creek for fun!

Saki – Cashier

Saki is one of our friendly cashiers, originally from Langley. She loves working at BBVG because of the great customers and co-workers. She also loves offering to carry out groceries for her customers or trying to help find what they need. In her spare time, Saki loves puttering in her garden, boating, reading, getting together with friends, and visiting with her grandkids.

Jennifer – Evening Shift Supervisor

Jennifer is our speedy cashier, originally from Nova Scotia. Jennifer wants customers to know that the bakery makes the best fresh baked goods including bread and amazing buns. What she loves most about working at BBVG is the great staff and wonderful, friendly customers. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.

John – Meat Cutter

John is our talented Meat Cutter, originally from Vancouver and Squamish. He has over 35 years of experience as a butcher. John wants our customers to know that BBVG has its own in-house smoker and they smoke items such as hocks, turkey parts, roast beef in the deli, etc. John prides himself on going above and beyond by bringing in special products or cuts for customers. He also loves the challenge of making new items in the meat department. In his spare time, he fishes, hikes and explores new back-country areas.

Joe – Meat Cutter

Joe is one of our fantastic meat cutters, originally from Fraser Lake/Vanderhoof. He loves to do custom cuts for customers and wants people to know that the meat department has amazing locally made bacon and various meats. He says that the customers and staff make work a joy to come to. In his spare time, Joe likes to golf, read, and play Dungeons and Dragons.