As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, London Drugs is partnering with agencies across western Canada to help 150 refugee families get on their feet in their new country. The Welcoming 150 program seeks to help by encouraging London Drugs customers to donate items to the families in need.
Many of the families arrived in Canada in the last year or so, and are in the process of learning a new language and joining our country’s workforce. This is one of their extraordinary stories.
Earlier this month, the London Drugs computer department at its Cloverdale location made a valuable contribution to the Surrey Search and Rescue. Cedric Tetzel, London Drugs computer buyer, and London Drugs store manager Edwin Chang presented Surrey Search and Rescue vice president Larry Kost, Fundraising Director Michael Surbey and Communications Officer Layla Giuca with eight HP laptops for their operations. READ MORE
Summer is here and that means we are in the midst of living in 25°C weather and above. With the prediction that we are approaching one of the hottest summers yet, it might be time to start thinking about the best ways to beat the summer heat. For those that love to keep their living spaces cool in the summer, consider an air conditioner or fan to keep the summer heat out and the cool temperatures in.
When picking the proper air conditioner for your living space, there are a few things to keep in mind. If the room is heavily shaded, it may be best to choose a unit with less capacity than recommended on the chart. However, if the room has a vast majority of sunlight, a unit with more capacity is best. For rooms that have two of more that regularly occupy it, more capacity is required. In addition, air conditioners that will be installed near the corner of a room will need a unit that can send airflow in the right direction.
On July 19, 2015, the London Drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo will take place
London Drugs is proud to announce its support of the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice by sponsoring and taking part in the 2015 London Drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo.
The London Drugs Ride for Hope Presto Fondo is a part of the Prospera Valley Fondo. On July 19, 2015, a team of riders from London Drugs will be participating in a 50km bike ride to raise funds and awareness for the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Provincial Care Program.
The London Drugs Foundation contributed $15,000 to Covenant House Vancouver. The funds will go towards purchasing milk for the youth of Covenant House Youth can receive access to nutritious milk whether they are staying at Covenant House or are accessing the drop-in program. Milk is crucial as one of the ways that Covenant House shows its youth they are valued is by giving them good, healthy food, and in addition, milk contains essential nutrients which are critical for these youth as they are young adults and many are still growing.
With the final days of school coming to an end for the summer, it may be time to start thinking about how you would like to document your school memories. For parents or students who are looking to thank their teachers or coaches with a year-end gift, photo gifts are a great way to document those memories. The London Drugs photolab has come up with some ideas to capture end of the school year moments for teacher mementos, sports teams, or even school fundraisers.
For those students who learned to cook and create their own recipes in home economics class, a class cookbook is a creative way to document your favourite class dishes. A year-end cookbook can be designed from a compilation of each student’s favourite recipe. Gift your teacher with a custom made cookbook, or create one for each student totake home. Don’t forget to create a customized place mat to go along with your favourite cookbook recipes!
For students who may be transitioning from elementary school to high school or from high school to post secondary, memories of your past schooling can easily be documented in a scrapbook. These mini albums are perfect for sharing and will keep your memories safe for years to come.
On Saturday April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, causing widespread devastation. Thousands of people are reported dead and many more are injured or missing. You can help provide immediate humanitarian assistance by giving to the Canadian Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund.
The Canadian Red Cross along with the Nepal Red Cross will be working to provide the most urgent needs including emergency medical assistance, clean drinking water and food. The Canadian Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund is collecting
donations to help the affected areas and to bring additional relief materials to the region.
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