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Admin Locations:

Marquette

Elm Creek

Starbuck

General Manager

The Admin Team:

Executive Assistant

Office Admin: Marquette

Commodities Admin Marquette

HR Advisor

 

 

 

General Manager - Calvin Janke

Calvin Janke is the General Manager of Prairie Roots Consumers Co-operative Ltd.

He began his career at the Co-op as a part-time student in 1988 in Marquette. Calvin worked his way up from gas jockey and has 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 of his to see our Co-op grow in all three of our local communities; Marquette, Elm Creek and Starbuck.

The amalgamation of Elm Creek and Marquette Co-ops was an exciting time and gave Calvin the opportunity to work with a whole new team of people and membership in Elm Creek.  He is grateful to those communities for their warm welcome and continued support. He is very proud of our team and also appreciates their support and dedication.

Calvin Janke, General Manager,Prairie Roots Co-op

 

Operations Manager - Helena Borst (Awaiting Bio)

Helena started working for Elm Creek Co-op back in 2017 as hardware clerk and has held many different positions within the organization, learning all different sides of the organization along the way. Currently she is the Operations Manager at Prairie Roots Co-op and enjoys working with all the staff and departments across the locations. She excited to see our organization grow and continue to thrive within each of our communities.

 

 

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) 375-6505

Monday-Friday 8:00-6:00,

Saturday 9:00 to 6:00

Sun.- Closed

Admin hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00

 

Prairie Roots at Starbuck

Box 98

Starbuck, MB  R0G 2P0

Phone: 204) 735-2382

Fax: (204) 375-6505

 

 

 

 

Human Resources (HR)

HR Advisor - Tracy Varnes

Tracy is HR Advisor for Prairie Roots Coop. She lives in Rosser with her husband Greg and their spoiled fur babies.

Tracy earned her HR Diploma in 2014 with honors, and feels it was the best decision she ever made. She loves everything HR, but mostly the great people she has met along the way! Tracy joined Prairie Roots Co-op on June 28th, 2023.

 

   

 

What Tracy likes about Prairie Roots Co-op is their deep roots in the communities they serve for the Ag, Energy, Hardware, and grocery needs and the amazing group of employees at all 3 locations.

When she is not at work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her step kids, and grandson, and hosting dinner parties with friends and family. She enjoys gardening, sewing, ice-skating, knitting, reading autobiographies and books/movies about history, and swimming in her indoor pool. She is happy to be living in the country again and assisting Prairie Roots Co-op to achieve their goals.

The Administration Team

Administration Manager- Sherri Bergen

Sherri has been with the Co-op at the Elm Creek Location since June 2017. She did, however, start married life working at a different Co-op so she feels Co-op has been in her blood for a while. Sherri was a stay-at home mom while her 2 children were young, She 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 where she managed branches in Elm Creek, Holland and Treherne.

Since returning to Co-op, Sherri has enjoyed the opportunity to work for a business whose heart and soul is “community”. She feels that a wide variety of employment in the past has prepared her for the ever expanding opportunities our growing Co-op has.

Sherri enjoys being part of an organization that is working towards a stronger, more diverse Co-op.  Since amalgamating in 2019, our Co-op has more to offer our members with the 3 locations of Marquette, Starbuck and Elm Creek and the same small town values that have made us successful in the past will also make us successful going forward. Being a part of such growing change excites Sherri and she looks forward to what direction our Co-op will have going forward.

Sherri's role in the association is to support our customers and staff and to help develop and streamline processes and procedures that help our Co-op to be more efficient in achieving the goals and vision that have been set.   

When she is not in the office, Sherri enjoys being outside, walking, kayaking, and chasing Northern Lights. She loves spending time with friends and family. Hwe children are both married with kids and she loves watching their families grow.    

 

Contact Information for Sherri:

Email: admin@prairierootscoop.ca

Phone: (204) 436-2493

Fax: (204) 375-6505

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

 

Office Admin, Marquette location - Alexa Fleury

Alexa is a former dairy farmer and cook. She has been with the Co-op 15 years in an administrative position; with Marquette Co-op prior to amalgamation, and, since amalgamation, with Prairie Roots Co-op. Shestarted 6 months before Marquette Co-op purchased the Starbuck store.

Alexa has been married to her husband Bill for almost 43 years and they continue to farm with their youngest son. They have four grown children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoys cooking and gardening.

Alexa works from the Marquette branch and her 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.

In addition to this, she also handles Accounts Payable, and acts as back up for the fuel department. Alexa has been with our Co-op for 15 years and has witnessed  many changes to the structuring of the business. Because of this, at one time or another, she has helped, and continues to help in each department

Contact Information for Alexa 

Email: a.fleury@prairierootscoop.ca

Phone: (204) 375-6570

Fax: (204) 375-6505 

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

 

 

Commodities Admin, Marquette  - Beth Delaroque

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

Contact Information for Beth 

Email: b.delaroque@prairierootscoop.ca

Phone: (204) 375-6570

Fax: (204) 375-6505 

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