Meet 2 of our Sobeys Employed Athletes

Empire Company Ltd, the parent company for Sobeys, has been a dedicated National Partner of Special Olympics since 2016. In addition to helping us raise necessary funds to support our grassroots programs, they also help our athletes, families and coaches eat better and feel better with nutrition guides and fresh, accessible food. 

Sobeys stores here in PEI are proud to employee numerous Special Olympics athletes. These Sobeys Employed Athletes work in locations across the province, and fill a variety of different roles. During this year's Empire check-stand campaign we caught up with 2 Sobeys Employed Athletes at the Sobeys Extra in Stratford. 

Special Olympics PEI, Brian McNab, Sobeys, Empire Company Ltd


Brian McNab

Brian has worked at Sobeys Extra in Stratford for 8 years. Brian works in the Front End, and is responsible for gathering carts and keeping the area clean and neat. Brian also plays an important role in customer care, often helping with carry-outs. Speaking about Brian, Lisa Steel, Assistant Front End Supervisor, says "everyone loves Brian because of his great customer service. Brian brightens everyone's day, and we share a lot of laughs!"

Brian has been a Special Olympics athlete for 18 years. He competes in Floor Hockey and Softball. 


Special Olympics PEI, Sobeys, Empire Company Ltd

Wilbert Murray

Wilbert has worked at Sobeys Extra in Stratford for 14 years. He primarily works in Natural Source, however he also helps out a bit in grocery and in the drug store. His main duties include stocking shelves, facing products, product rotation, cleaning, and customer service.  When asked about Wilbert, Wellness Manager, Hannah, who oversees the Natural Source department and Wilbert, says "Wilbert is a hard worker and is someone we can rely one. He is very loyal." 

Wilbert has been a Special Olympics athlete for 16 years. He competes in 5-Pin Bowling. 


From June 1-8, visit your local Sobeys, Foodland, Lawton's Drugs, Needs, and Participating Atlantic Co-op stores to make a $2 donation or round up your bill at check-out. Your support helps to provide opportunities for athletes with an intellectual disability to participate in sport, make friends, learn skills and stay healthy.