MINDEMOYA – Trish Moore is working at Wilson’s General Store, a fixture on the main corner in Mindemoya. Right now, Ms. Moore is learning the ropes in the store generally, but come the warmer months she will be managing the attached ice cream parlour.
Tina and Joe Freitas took over the store’s helm two years ago and are very pleased that Ms. Moore has come on board. “She has taken the food handlers’ course, which is a big relief for us as we will not have to take her through that training as she has it already,” said Ms. Freitas.
This is Ms. Moore’s first experience in retail, but as a middle child in a family of 13 she has a lot of experience of a diplomatic nature common to those from large families.
Ms. Moore, who lives in Little Current, is an avowed outdoor person, enjoying hunting and fishing. Her favourite fish is pike, but she admits it is usually her grandfather who tackles the tricky job of cleaning the catch.
While she is finishing up her high school credits at Kenjgewin Teg while she works, Ms. Moore has her eye on a career as an early childhood educator.
As the Island begins to reopen following the COVID-19 restrictions, it is young workers such as Ms. Moore who will be stepping up to rebuild the Island economy—one scoop at a time. The Expositor encourages her to “pile it on.”
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