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!



February 10th, 2015

Pink Shirt Day is February 25, 2015

Official #PinkShirtDay T-shirts Available at London Drugs in Support of Boys and Girls Clubs Across Western Canada
CKNWOF_PinkShirt_2015_8x10Every seven minutes someone is bullied on a playground in Canada (www.bullying.org). A University of Guelph Bullying Study found that 50 per cent of Canadian school children report being bullied with 45 per cent of surveyed children feeling unsafe when they go to school. Bullying is demoralizing, lowers self-esteem and has led to shootings and suicides in Canada. Bullying happens in many different forms but its purpose is to make someone else feel bad on purpose. Through awareness and education Canadians can continue to take a stand against bullying.

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February 4th, 2015

A Drug-free Solution to Quiet your Pimples – guest post

They pop up when we least expect them. We resist the urge to pick at them, we watch what we eat to avoid them and we try scrubbing them away.

It’s time to try something different!

Nexcare-firstAidNexcare™ Acne Absorbing Covers are not your typical acne product.

Instead they target individual zits and blemishes, absorbing oil and pus from clogged pores without drying out your skin. They act as a protective cover, reducing the urge to squeeze or pick at a pimple.

What Makes Nexcare™ Acne Absorbing Covers Unique?

  • Drug-free covers that won’t dry out your skin
  • Transparent cover turns white as it absorbs oil and pus from clogged pores, giving a visible sign that it is working
  • Easy to use, comfortable, and breathable
  • Available in two different sizes to target individual zits and blemishes

Try NexcareTM Acne Absorbing Covers today!

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Author: Faizan Khan, 3M Marketing



February 4th, 2015

London Drugs celebrates Grand Re-opening to unveil completed renovation in Chilliwack on Friday, February 6

Mayor Gaetz and London Drugs executive team to attend unveiling; 24 years strong in the community

Following nine months of construction and remodelling the newly designed London Drugs in Chilliwack will celebrate its Grand Re-opening on Friday, February 6th. The renovation includes a new store design featuring an open technology environment and personalized services in all departments.

“London Drugs has proudly served the residents of Chilliwack for 24 years,” says Clint Mahlman, Executive Vice-President and COO. “When we began this renovation project in April of last year we were excited to be able to offer our customers an updated London Drugs shopping experience. The store has expanded from 28,500 square feet to 37,000 square feet and we would like to sincerely thank our customers for their continued patronage during the renovation.”

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February 2nd, 2015

Book of the Month – February 2015

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The_Secret_of_Magic2Secret of Magic
by Deborah Johnson
Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a black war hero. It is signed by M.P.Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.
As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. The book was a sensation, featured on the front page of the New York Times – and banned by all the cotton states. And then M.P. Calhoun disappeared.
With Thurgood’s permission, Regina heads down to Mississippi to find Calhoun and investigate the case. But as she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past, she finds that nothing in the South is as it seems.

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.

Secret of Magic is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of February.



January 5th, 2015

New Year, New You For 2015

new-year-health-2015FIVE ACHIEVEABLE HEALTH GOALS WITH YOUR PHARMACIST’S AID

If you started your New Year with phrases such as “this year I’m going to change my diet”, “this year I’m getting physically active” or “I’m going to eat healthy in 2015” it’s time to make those goals a reality. The first step to achieving a New You in the New Year is to set realistic goals and remain accountable by seeking out a support system. Pharmacists are part of your health care team and can provide you with that support. London Drugs pharmacists have recognized five recurring goals set by patients. Those goals are commonly to get active, take vitamins and supplements, quit smoking, eat healthier and drink more water. To achieve your health goals visit your London Drugs pharmacist and discuss how you can find your New You.

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