April 8th, 2015

Fitness Gadgets to get the most out of your fitness

Have you ever needed that extra little bit of motivation, or a reminder to get active? London Drugs tech expert David Levett sat down with anchor Darrell Rumold on CTV Morning Live in Regina to discuss some of the newest products on the market for monitoring fitness.

For someone looking for something simple, yet effective for fitness tracking, FitBit might be the perfect choice. These activity trackers are a very user-friendly option and are best suited for entry-level to average fitness trackers who want something simple. David showed off the FitBit Charge HR model, capable of tracking essential fitness measures like steps taken, calories burned and active minutes. The charge also acts a watch and is able to sync wireless to any laptop or smartphone. FitBit can also monitor one’s sleep. David explained in the newscast how the FitBit would track sleep and then display on an iPad the amount and quality of sleep he had. Starting as low as $70, FitBit provides an affordable option for users who want effective fitness monitoring without complexities.

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April 1st, 2015

Book of the Month – April 2015

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The-Husband's-SecretThe Husband’s Secret
by Liane Moriarty
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret – something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive… Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all – she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia – or each other – but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.

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March 26th, 2015

London Drugs shoots, customers score with hockey stick & skate clearance event happening this weekend at two locations

Equipment and cash donations being made to KidSport Calgary

This weekend two Calgary London Drugs locations will be clearing out a selection of composite brand name Jr sticks, and high performance Jr and Sr skates at deeply discounted prices.

But bargain hunters won’t be the only winners. The event will also help youngsters play hockey in Calgary and surrounding area this year. For every stick and skate combo package sold on March 28th and 29th, London Drugs will donate $10 to KidSport Calgary to help subsidize registration fees for kids from lower income families.

“No kid should be denied the right to play due to financial limitations,” says Kevin Webster, executive director of KidSport Calgary. “Each donation gives youth in our city the chance to participate.”

Customers are also invited to drop off their gently used hockey equipment for donation to KidSport and Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank. The equipment bank, launched this past summer, helps address a major hurdle that keeps many kids out of sports and that is the cost of equipment.

Event Details:

What: New Hockey Stick and Skate Blowout Event
Two Calgary London Drugs locations will be blowing out a selection of new composite brand name Jr sticks, and high performance Jr and Sr skates at deeply discounted prices as follows:

Item

Regular Price

London Drugs Clearance

Stick & Skate Package 1
335S SUPRA JR Hockey Skates  + G55 JR FLEX Hockey Stick

$229.98

$80.00 Tax included

335S SUPRA JR Hockey Skates

$129.99

$49.99

335S SUPRA SR Hockey Skates

$149.99

$49.99

G55 JR FLEX Hockey Stick /
G75 FLEX Hockey Stick

$99.99

$49.99

For each skate and stick package sold, London Drugs will donate $10 to KidSport Calgary.

Customers are also invited to drop off their gently used hockey equipment for donation to KidSport and Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank.

When: March 28th (09:00 AM – 10:00 PM)
March 29th (10:00 AM – 08:00 PM)

Where: London Drugs – two locations only

London Drugs, First Calgary SE
4701 – 130th Avenue. SE
Calgary, Alberta

London Drugs, Brentwood Village Mall
3630 Brentwood Road NW
Calgary, Alberta



March 10th, 2015

London Drugs hosts a Meet and Greet with Alex Burrows, NHL Canucks Player

Store2_Alex-Burrows_22x28London Drugs is pleased to present a special meet and greet with NHL Canucks Player, Alex Burrows, on Monday, March 16. From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alex Burrows will be at the London Drugs located at Granville and Georgia.

To give fans an opportunity to meet with Alex Burrows, London Drugs is teaming up with L’Oreal Paris to host this in store meet and greet. This is your chance to get an autograph from NHL Canucks Player, Alex Burrows. London Drugs encourages customers to stop by the London Drugs at Georgia and Granville in Vancouver for a photo and signature signing opportunity with Alex Burrows.

 



March 1st, 2015

Book of the Month – March 2015

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House-BrokenHouse Broken by Sonja Yoerg
For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They’re also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it’s up to Geneva to give her the care she needs.
Since her teens, Geneva has kept her self-destructive mother at arm’s length. Now, with two slippery teenagers of her own at home, the last thing she wants is to add Helen to the mix. but Geneva’s husband convinces her that letting Helen live with them could be her golden chance to repair their relationship.
Geneva isn’t expecting her mother to change anytime soon, but she may finally get answers to the questions she’s been asking for so long. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive.

Reviews
“A contemporary story of the relationships between 3 generations of family members and their challenges told by the mother, daughter and granddaughter. Interesting storyline with a number of subplots of the different relationships within the family and how they deal with issues that arise. A good read, especially for it being the author’s first novel.” – Review by Janice

Book of the Month
Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.

House Broken is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of March.



February 18th, 2015

Calgary Food Bank Shopping Spree to help with spike in need for donations

James McAra, CEO of the Calgary Food Bank, collected over $3,000 during his 69-second shopping spree at London Drugs.

London Drugs hosted James McAra, CEO of the Calgary Food Bank, for a Supermarket Sweep-style shopping spree to raise awareness for the food bank’s most needed items and to help them deal with the spike in need due to the downturn in the energy sector.

In just 69-seconds, Mr. McAra collected over $3,000 worth of food from the grocery aisles at London Drugs. All food collected was donated by London Drugs and one generous customer.

London Drugs has donated more than 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to food banks in Alberta where stores are located, including the Calgary Food Bank.

Here is a list of items the Calgary Food Bank currently needs most:

• Fruit juice (1L)
• Pasta
• Pasta sauce
• Peanut butter
• Pull-top meals and soups
• Canned meat, fruit, tomatoes, vegetables, beans, fish
• Baby diapers sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6
• Baby formula with iron
• Baby food (jars)
• Canned or dry lentils
• Rice



February 13th, 2015

London Drugs at The Wellness Show in Vancouver

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This weekend, London Drugs will be part of The Wellness Show taking place in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre located at 999 Canada Place. This three day health and wellness expo features cooking demonstrations, health related workshops, and fitness information for everyone thinking about improving their health and wellness. From February 13 to 15 we will be offering information regarding diabetes management from our Certified Diabetes Educators and Patient Care Pharmacists. On Friday February 12th Dr. Art Hister will be at our booth from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Joining us for the weekend are SierraSil and Webber Naturals representatives. The Wellness Show is open on February 13th 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., February 14th 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and February 15th 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing you at The Wellness Show!



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