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Admin Locations:

Marquette

Elm Creek

Starbuck

General Manager

The Admin Team:

Executive Assistant

Office Admin: Marquette

Commodities Admin Marquette

HR Manager

 

 

 

General Manager - Calvin Janke

My name is Calvin Janke and I am the General Manager of Prairie Roots Consumers Co-operative Ltd. I live on our family farm, 1 mile north of Marquette, with my lovely wife (Onj) of 25 years and 4 children; Cole (4 year pharmacy) Tristen (Ag diploma), Payton (Ag Diploma) and Riley (attending 1st year Ag Diploma). We own and operate a mixed hay cattle grain family farm. I enjoy family, sports, fishing, and community.

I began my career at the Co-op when I was hired as a part-time student in 1988 in Marquette. I have been fortunate to have worked at our local Co-op all of my life, starting as a gas jockey, and have trained for, and held, several positions along the way - Hardware Manager, Petroleum Driver, Feed Manager, Agro Manager, Branch Manager and now General Manager. It has become a lifelong passion to see our Co-op grow in our local communities -  Marquette, Elm Creek and Starbuck.

It has been an exciting time in my life. As part of our amalgamation I have had the opportunity to work with a whole new team of people and membership in Elm Creek.  I thank the community for the warm welcome and continued support.

I am very proud of our team and appreciate their support and dedication. I look forward to serving and help growing our new Co-operative.

Calvin Janke, General Manager,Prairie Roots Co-op

 

About the Administration Division

Our administration department can be found in the Marquette and Elm Creek locations. We are available from 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday to Saturday. Customers can connect with us directly by phone, fax, email, or in person for account inquiries, requests or payments. Payments can also be made at the Starbuck location. Contact information for all three locations can be found on the right hand column of this page.

 

 

 

Prairie Roots Co-op

Locations

Prairie Roots at Marquette: Head Office

Box 211

Marquette, MB  R0H 0V0

Phone: (204) 375-6570 Fax: (204) 375-6505 

 

Prairie Roots at Elm Creek

Box 130

Elm Creek, MB, R0G 0N0

Phone: (204) 436-2493

Fax: (204) 436-2391

 

Prairie Roots at Starbuck

Box 98

Starbuck, MB  R0G 2P0

Phone: 204) 735-2382

Fax: (204) 735-2512

 

 

 

 

The Administration Team

Executive Assistant - Sherri Bergen

Hi, my name is Sherri Bergen and I live just outside of Elm Creek with my husband, Karl of 28 years. We have 2 married children – Kyle and his wife Kaylee and Baby Bergen due Sept 2021 and Nicole and her husband Dustyn Zacharias and grandson Dallas born Sept 2020. When I am not in the office, I enjoy being outside, camping, and reading and spending time with family and friends.

I have been with the Co-op at the Elm Creek Location since June 2017.  I did, however, start my married life working at the Carman Co-op in the Home Center so I guess Co-op has been in my blood for a while. I was a stay-at home mom while my kids were young, I provided child care for 2 amazing neighbor girls, taught piano lessons, took a term position at BDO Dunwoody and began a 13 year career with CIBC – managing branches in Elm Creek, Holland and Treherne.

Since returning to Co-op, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work for a business whose heart and soul is “community”. I feel that the wide variety of employment I have had in the past has prepared me for the wide variety of opportunities our growing Co-op has. I have enjoyed being a part of the amalgamation process - working towards a stronger, more diverse Co-op that has more to offer its members with the 3 locations of Marquette, Starbuck and Elm Creek with the same small town values that have made us successful in the past. Being a part of such growing change excites me and I look forward to what direction our Co-op will have going forward.

My role in the association is to work with Calvin, our General Manager to find ways to help our association grow, finding ways for our 3 locations to become more efficient as we operated as one association, communicating financial information to our leadership staff and developing new procedures and policies to help achieve the goals and vision we have for our Co-op.

Contact Information for Sherri:

Email: admin@prairierootscoop.ca

Phone: (204) 436-2493

Fax: (204) 436-2391

Mailing Address: Prairie Roots Co-op, Box 130, Elm Creek, Manitoba, R0G 0N0

 

 

 

Office Admin, Marquette location - Alexa Fleury

I am a former dairy farmer and cook. I have been with the Co-op 15 years in my administrative position; with Marquette Co-op prior to amalgamation, and, since amalgamation, with Prairie Roots Co-op. 

I started 6 months before Marquette Co-op purchased the Starbuck store.

I have been married to my husband Bill for almost 43 years and we continue to farm with our youngest son. We have four grown children and eleven grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and gardening.

I work from the Marquette branch and my role is to assist Calvin, our General Manager, with the day to day duties.  This includes maintaining the Accounts Receivable for our Marquette and Starbuck locations, as well as answering any accounts questions for any of the members of all three branches.

I also handle Accounts Payable, and act as back up for Trevor King in the fuel department. That is pretty much it in a nutshell. I have been here for 15 years and have witnessed  many changes to the structuring of the business. Because of this, at one time or another, I have helped, and continue to help in each department

Contact Information for Alexa 

Email: admin@prairierootscoop.ca

Phone: (204) 375-6570

Fax: (204) 375-6505 

Mailing Address: Box 211, Marquette, Manitoba,  R0H 0V0

 

 

Commodities Admin, Marquette  - Beth Delaroque

My husband and I are beef farmers from the RM of Woodlands. I have 4 children, 6 grandchildren. I started working at the Co-op in 2014.  

Contact Information for Beth 

Email: admin@prairierootscoop.ca

Phone: (204) 375-6570

Fax: (204) 375-6505 

Mailing Address: Box 211, Marquette, Manitoba,  R0H 0V0

 

Human Resources Manager - Benjamin MacDonald

I am very excited to work with the amazing team at Prairie Roots Co-op!  After a very short time I felt that I was at home here. While I currently live in Winnipeg, my connection to my own “prairie roots” is a strong one. My family goes back several generations working farms in and around our trading area in Woodlands, Oakville, Marquette, Portage la Prairie, St. Ambroise, and St. Laurent. I spent my time growing-up split between raising cattle in Manitoba and tending orchards in Florida.

After completing my tour in the Army, I entered the civilian workforce and spent 15 years in progressively increasing management rolls at a myriad of retails including grocery, furniture, and novelty. In 2013, I was looking for a change and a new challenge so I enrolled in Business Administration with the intent to major in Retail Management. As fate would have it, the year before I started was the last one to offer Retail Management as a major to make room for the brand new Human Resources major.

Having spent many years recruiting and developing staff in the retail world, I reluctantly chose to major in HR. It was a life changing experience. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities for people management and it became my passion. After graduating with honours from Red River College, I decided to further my education with a degree from Athabasca University with a major in Human Resources and Labour Relations.

Armed with a new education and a renewed career path, I worked in the HR department of the Winnipeg Metis Association after graduation before accepting the opportunity provided to me with Prairie Roots Co-op.

When I am not annoying my co-workers with the rule book, I can be found cheering on the Jets at the Canada Life Centre, border hopping to the USA, reading comics at the lake, or rocking out to the Frozen Soundtrack on a Disney Cruise.

Contact Information for Benjamin:

Benjamin McDonald

Human Resource Manager CPHR Candidate

Prairie Roots Consumers Co operative Limited

Email: b.macdonald@prairierootscoop.ca

Phone: 204.375.6570 ext. 116

Fax: 204.375.6505

Cell : 204.612.8199

Mailing Address:

Prairie roots Co-op

211 Railway Ave,

Marquette,

Manitoba R0H 0V0.