London Drugs’ second call out to small business owners in Manitoba impacted by second wave of COVID-19

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 26, 2020 – London Drugs is once again offering up shelf space in its St. Vital store to local small businesses who have been impacted due to the second wave of COVID-19. Beginning today, small businesses with essential goods that meet the definition under Manitoba’s Provincial health order, are welcome to submit their products for consideration. With London Drugs also only able to offer essential items at this time, the retailer is clearing its centre promotional aisle to make way for customers to easily find and support fellow Manitobans. 100 per cent of sales will go directly to the small businesses.

Small businesses with essential goods that meet the definition under Manitoba’s Provincial health order can apply for London Drugs’ Local Central, here:

Clint Mahlman, President and COO of London Drugs stated “If you have a retail location like a store or restaurant and your business has been impacted by COVID restrictions, we want to help. Restaurants may be open for takeout but significantly reduced volume in most restaurants makes every bit help.”

Local Winnipeg business Fat Iguana Chefs Kitchen has been selling its soup starter, sauces and salsa at London Drugs for the past six months. It applied to London Drugs in April at the peak of the pandemic when the retailer put out its first call offering to help local businesses.

“We’ve been involved with the London Drugs Local Central program since it was launched in early summer,” said Steve Hunt-Lesage, Fat Iguana Chefs Kitchen. “The exposure and accompanying sales that come with such a large retailer have had a huge impact on our ability to move forward with confidence in trying times. We appreciate the opportunities they’ve generously made available!”

Small businesses with essential goods in Winnipeg are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to try and get into London Drugs St. Vital in time for the holidays. A list of local businesses with their products currently in London Drugs stores across Western Canada can be found here:

Digital Picture Frames – Unleash the Photos Trapped Within Your Phone.

With the 2020 holiday season looking like nothing we have experienced before, staying connected with loved becomes ever more important. Fortunately, technology can help us connect in ways we never imagined. An excellent example of how to share memories with loved ones is through modern digital picture frames. Most come with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities so you can share photos with them from the comfort of your own home.

Available in a wide assortment of sizes, and finishes, you’ll be sure to find one you love to fit within your interior space. We’re here to walk you through the features of the Aura, Netgear and Sylvania digital frames so you can pick the ones best suited for your needs.


Click here to enter our Aura Digital Frames contest! (Contest closes 11:59pm PST, November 29, 2020)

Aura freestanding digital frames are designed to be beautiful additions to any space. Their Wi-Fi frames help connect people through an easy-to-use photo sharing experience. Install their free app, and you can be set up and running within minutes. An added bonus is that their service comes with free unlimited storage, you can invite the whole family to share their photos. Rotating the frame rotates the images using Aura’s smart technology. Pair it with your google home or Alexa, to make changing photos quick and easy. It also features auto dimming based on the brightness of the room, and an auto-off night feature, the frame will look good in any light.

Netgear Meural

Showcasing treasured memories or favourite art pieces is what the Netgear Meural series was made for. Available in 15.6″21.5″ and even 27″, these wall hung frames can integrate into your room décor. With their TrueArt technology that gives images and artwork lifelike colour and detail, these frames were designed to showcase. An anti-glare matte display creates a gallery inspired view that limits reflections. Connectivity to the Meural App or popular voice assistant systems make it easy to select or change pictures quickly. Its handy swivel mount allows quick transitions from portrait to landscape to accommodate your images too.


For those looking for a digital frame that can integrate into their space with little fuss, Sylvania has 2 options: One with and one without Wi-Fi. Both feature a calendar and clock function which act as an alternative to images and are bordered in a nice wood finish. The Sylvania 10″ frame at only $99 has 2gb of internal storage and is compatible with SD, MMC, MS, MP3 and MP4 & USB Port. It features a backlit LED display, and a remote for easy operation. For those looking for Wi-Fi connectivity, the 10″ Wi-Fi version for $139.99 comes with an upgraded 8gb of internal memory and the ability to upload images through Wi-Fi.

No matter how big or how small, how connected, or how designed you’d like, there are multiple options for digital frames at all price points. There is no reason to let your photos waste away on your phone any longer. These make the perfect gift for family this holiday season so you can share your most precious moments while remaining afar.

Q & A with COSA Award Winner Ashley Chan

Every year, the COSA Awards honour the best in customer service in Canadian beauty retail. This year, we are so proud to announce that one of our Beauty Advisors, Ashley Chan from our Burnaby Brentwood location has won in the category of Dermo Cosmetics Expert! Watch our Q & A with her as she shares skin care tips, advice on maskne, and why London Drugs stands out as a beauty destination.

Elizabeth Arden Locations

Find Elizabeth Arden at a London Drugs location near you or shop online.

BC Locations

Lower Mainland

  • Granville & Georgia:   710 Granville St. Vancouver V6Z 1E4 (604) 448-4802
  • West Broadway:  525 West Broadway Vancouver V5Z 1G7 (604) 448-4804
  • North Vancouver: 2032 Lonsdale North Vancouver V7M 2K5 (604) 448-4805
  • 5000 Kingsway Plaza:  4970 Kingsway Burnaby V5H 2E2 (604) 448-4806
  • East Hastings: 2585 East Hastings Vancouver V5K 1Z1 (604) 448-4807
  • Broadway & Vine 2230 West Broadway Vancouver V6K 2E3 (604) 448-4874
  • Kerrisdale:  2091 W. 42nd Ave. Vancouver V6M 2B4 (604) 448-4810
  • Park Royal North 875 Park Royal North West Vancouver V7T 1H9 (604) 448-4844
  • Lougheed Town Centre 9855 Austin Ave. Burnaby V3J 1N4 (604) 448-4825
  • Brentwood Town Centre 4567 Lougheed Hwy Burnaby V5C 3Z6 (604) 448-4856
  • Marine Way and Byrne 7280 Market Crossing Burnaby V5J 0A2 (604) 448-4871
  • Westminster Centre:  555 6th St. New Westminster V3L 5H1 (604) 448-4803
  • London Plaza:  5971 No. 3 Rd Richmond V6X 2E3 (604) 448-4811
  • Ironwood Plaza 11666 Steveston Hwy. Richmond V7A 5J3 (604) 448-4852
  • Scott 72 Mall 7303-120th St. Delta V4C 6P5 (604) 448-4817
  • Trenant Park Mall 5237-48th Ave. Delta V4K 1W4 (604) 448-4837
  • Coquitlam Centre 2929 Barnet Highway Coquitlam V3B 5R5 (604) 448-4815
  • London Station:  10348 King George Highway Surrey V3T 2W5 (604) 448-4808
  • Guildford Town Centre:  2300-10355 152nd St. Surrey V3R 7C1 (604) 448-4809
  • Peninsula Village Mall 15355-24th Ave. South Surrey V4A 2H9 (604) 448-4842
  • Morgan Crossing #130-15850 26th Ave Surrey V3S 2N6 (604) 448-4881
  • Valley Fair Mall 22709 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge V2X 2V5 (604) 448-4847
  • Langley 20202-66th Ave. Langley V2Y 1P3 (604) 448-4818
  • High Street Mall Unit L 110 – 3122 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford V2T OC5 (604) 870-3585
  • West Oaks Mall 32700 South Fraser Way Clearbrook V2T 4M5 (604) 852-0936

BC Interior

  • Westbank 2151 Louie Drive Westbank V4T 1Y2 (250) 768-8504
  • Lansdowne Village 450 Lansdowne St. Kamloops V2C 1Y3 (250) 372-0028
  • Spall Plaza 1950 Harvey Avenue Kelowna V1Y 8J8 (250) 860-3331

Vancouver Island/ Sunshine Coast

  • Tillicum Centre 3170 Tillicum Road Victoria V9A 7C5 (250) 360-2654
  • Harris Green Village 911 Yates Street Victoria V8V 3M4 (250) 360-0880
  • Saanich Centre 3995 Quadra St. Victoria V8X 1L8 (250) 727-0246
  • Nanaimo North Town Centre Unit #175, 4750 Rutherford Rd Nanaimo V9T 4K6 (250) 760-2030
  • Duncan 119 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan V9L 3P8 (250) 709-9910
  • Gibsons Unit #1, 900 Gibsons Way Gibsons V0N 1V7 (604) 886-8720


Alberta Locations


  • Village Market 999 Fir St. Sherwood Park T8A 4N5 (780) 944-4520
  • North Town Centre 9450-137th Ave. Edmonton T5E 6C1 (780) 944-4521
  • Jasper Gates 14951 Stony Plain Road Edmonton T5P 4W1 (780) 944-4522
  • West Edmonton Mall 8882-170th St. Edmonton T5T 4M2 (780) 944-4526
  • South Edmonton Common 9704 – 19 Avenue NW Edmonton T6N 1K5 (780) 944-4557
  • Oliver Square West 11704-104th Ave. Edmonton T5K 2T6 (780) 944-4545


  • London Place West 5255 Richmond Rd. SW Calgary T3E 7C4 (403) 571-4932
  • Brentwood Village Mall 3630 Brentwood Rd. NW Calgary T2L 1K8 (403) 571-4933
  • First Calgary SE 4701 – 130th Avenue SE Calgary T2Z 4J2 (403) 571-4964

Additional Alberta Locations

  • Gateway Power Centre 10820-104B Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 7L6 (780) 538-3700
  • Red Deer 2004-50th Ave. Red Deer T4R 3A2 (403) 342-5222

Essie Expressie Contest

Essie Expressie Contest – Official Rules

Match your nails to your face mask and we’ll give you a chance to win the ultimate Essie Expressie Nail Polish Prize Pack (a value of approx. $300!) To enter:

Submit a photo of of your matching nails and face mask. That’s it!

Contest runs until October 31, 2020 11:59pm PST. Enter and see full T&Cs in our link in bio. Good luck!

Participating and entering in this promotion is considered a complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant. It is also an acknowledgement that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

Oct 24 – 31, 2020 11:59pm PST

No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per social network per contest. Limit one (1) prize may be won per household.  Entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Oct 31, 2020.  London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected.

Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since Oct 31, 2019; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as at Oct 24, 2020 (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.

The winners will be randomly chosen on the day the contest ends (see dates below) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from all eligible entries received per contest. To win, selected entrants must have correctly answered the skill-testing mathematical question on the entry for on the online entry form and must sign London Drug’s declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize(s) as awarded, releasing London Drugs from liability in association with the contest and prize and consenting to the use of their name, photograph, voice and statements for promotional and publicity purposes.

There will be 1 (one) prize awarded to 1 (one) winner: each receiving an Essie Expressie Nail Polish Prize Pack valued at $300. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. London Drugs reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should any prize become unavailable for any reason. Prize will be awarded at the closest London Drugs location to the winner.

Contests dates: Oct 24 – 31, 2020 11:59pm PST

Draw Date: 12:00 PM Pacific Time Nov 2, 2020

Selected entrants will be contacted by email, or social network they were drawn from. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. If the winner does not respond then she/he will be notified for the second time, 3 (three) days after the first notification. If the winner still does not respond within 3 days of the second notification, a new winner will be chosen in the same manner until a winner is successfully contacted.

The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges in respect of all aspects of this contest including, but not limited to, eligibility of entries and correctness of answers given to the skill-testing question, are final.

London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization, and their respective agents are not liable to an entrant in any manner relating to the contest or the awarding and use of the prize(s).

This contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the entrant consents to the collection of all personal information included on their entry and agrees to the use and disclosure of such information by and between London Drugs and their agents.  The entrants also agree to the collection, use and disclosure of their name, entry, photographs, voice and statements for London Drugs’ publicity purposes without further compensation.  All personal information collected from entrants will be used only for the purposes of administering the contest and for marketing and promotional purposes as contemplated by these rules; under no circumstances will any personal information be sold or rented to third parties.  All personal information collected by London Drugs will be kept in accordance with the privacy policy of London Drugs, which can be viewed at, and in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.

The right is reserved by London Drugs to terminate this contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the contest, and/or these rules in any way, should any cause beyond the reasonable control of London Drugs or its agents affect the proper administration thereof.

Statement of Declaration and Release

All selected entrants will be required to sign the Statement of Declaration and Release attached before they can be declared a winner and receive a contest prize.

4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Maskne

Face masks have become a staple item in our daily lives. For many of us, however, something else became a common occurrence; maskne. Maskne is a clever combination of the words “mask” and “acne”. It also doesn’t refer to just acne. Not only is it the result of heat, humidity, and occlusion (when dirt, oil, dead skin cells and bacteria clog your pores), but also friction. This can leave you with pimples and blackheads, as well as dry, red and irritated skin around your chin, cheeks, nose and mouth area. Keep reading to learn 4 ways to prevent and treat maskne.

Who is most prone to Maskne?

Maskne does not discriminate and it can happen to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, skin type or gender. However, People with oily to combination skin and pre-existing skin conditions such as perioral dermatitis and rosacea are more prone to acne and flare-ups.

How do you prevent and treat Maskne?

1. Choose the Right Face Mask
Firstly, it is important to choose a face mask that is light, breathable, and fits your face properly. Choosing one made out of cotton will be softer against the skin. A face mask that is too loose or too tight may lead to friction that causes skin irritation.

2. Wash your Face Mask
Ensure you are putting clean material that is free of bacteria against your face by washing your face masks regularly. This means washing them after every single use. As well, using an unscented detergent can help, as fragrance may be an irritant to sensitive skin. Read our blog on 3 Ways to Care for Your Face Mask for tips on washing, drying and storing it.

3. Cleanse your Skin
If you do experience red, irritated skin, or bumps on the chin, cheek, nose and mouth area, be sure to visit a dermatologist. Once they diagnose what it is, you can effectively treat it with the correct skin care products. To start off your skin care routine, ensure your face is properly cleansed every day with the right cleanser. You can choose a cleanser that is anti-bacterial or contains salicylic acid for more acne-proned skin. If it is red and irritated skin you are dealing with, opt for one with soothing ingredients. Cleansing oils are a great option, as they don’t strip the skin of its natural moisture barrier.

4. Use the Right Skin Care
Once cleansed, use light layers of light-weight, water-based serums and moisturizers. If you’re treating pimples and blackheads, use products with salicylic or glycolic acid to gently exfoliate the skin. This will help remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells built up and blocking your pores. As well, use toners and lotions that contain antibacterial ingredients to stop the growth of bacteria. If you want to treat red, inflamed and irritated skin, use products with ceramides, as these help maintain skin’s natural moisture barrier. Products with hyaluronic acid are another great option, as they help skin retain moisture.

TIPS: Using a lip scrub can also be effective, as it exfoliates dry lips and can remove the dead skin cell build up around your mouth. Also, try to avoid wearing makeup, but if you must, use only in the areas you want to cover, or opt for makeup with lighter, oil-free formulas. Lastly, carry around blotting sheets with you to help soak up any excess oil on your face thorough the day.

Get your picnic on with Kekuli Cafe

Chef Sharon Bond of Kelowna’s Kekuli Cafe ​packs us an amazing picnic inspired by traditional First-Nations fare

When the sun’s out, so are the picnic blankets — it’s time to head out and enjoy some rays and some delicious picnic classics. We’ve asked Chef/Owner Sharon to inspire us with some traditional on-the-go fare with a few modern twists.

If you haven’t already, check out her video, then take these recipes for a spin. Remember, most of what you see in the video is available right now at your favourite London Drugs!

Classic Bannock

First, some classic Bannock dough. For this recipe we’re treating bannock as a bread loaf, but it also works well as a flatbread or even fried for dessert. (Bonus, it’s vegan!)

3 cups flour
2 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
¼ tbsp sugar
2 cups warm water

• Preheat the oven to 375˚, lightly grease a bread pan.
• Stir and blend together the flour, baking powder, salt and yeast.
• Gradually stir in water, mix until slightly sticky. Let dough rise for about 15 minutes. Turn onto a lightly floured surface.
• Take about half of the dough and place in a bread pan, bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
• Slice and use for bannock sandwiches.

PS. The extra dough leftover you can cut into bite-size pieces and fry in hot oil on the stove to make little Saskatoon Bannock bites for a dessert! (see below)

Sandwich It Up

And now for the awesome salmon sandwich filling:

Sockeye Salmon Sandwiches
2 cans wild Sockeye Salmon [drained and pulled apart]
1 tbsp EVOO
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup mayo
2 tsp maple mustard (usually available in the London Drugs Local Love aisle!)
1/3 cup of finely chopped celery
1/3 cup of finely chopped onion
1/4 chopped fresh dill
Pinch of salt and ground pepper
8 slices of fresh Bannock Lettuce leaf

• Drain salmon — discard any skin and bones if you wish, or keep them in for the vitamins and minerals!
• In a medium bowl combine remaining salad ingredients combine well
• Lay out bannock slices and divide the salad between the four slices of bread. Spread butter on both slices of bannock, and spread one side lightly with maple mustard.
• Top each bread with lettuce, spoon mixture onto lettuce.
• Add remaining slices of bread on top and cut each sandwich in half, crosswise.

Three Sisters Salad

Corn, beans, and squash. These are the famous “three sisters” planted by First Nations to ensure a healthy, sustainable harvest — each type of plant helps the other thrive. Sharon uses these traditional balanced ingredient to make a memorable picnic salad:

Cook and chill your favourite pasta Combine drained cans of chickpeas and corn with a ½ cup of Butternut Squash soup. Add in some lemon and olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and you’re ready to picnic.

A little something sweet perhaps?

We didn’t have time to fit a full demo in the video, but Sharon loves to make Bannock Bites with her leftover dough. Here’s how:

Saskatoon Berry bannock bites:
Heat oil in the rock frying pan. Heat to 350 and gently lay the Bannock bites into the oil, flip when ready — aim for an even golden brown all around. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and dip into some (locally sourced!) Saskatoon syrup.

Can’t forget the coffee…

To cap off a delicious picnic, cool off with this icy blend coffee, oat milk and maple:
Fill two thermos’ with ice, two shots of espresso, 2oz of maple syrup. Fill to the top with oat milk. Yummmmm.

Thanks for reading — we hope this inspires you to try a little picnic adventure of your own! Here are a few links to the equipment and ingredients Sharon used to create these amazing dishes:

Pyrex Bowl
Picnic Cooler
Coffee Thermos
Maple Mustard
Saskatoon Berry Sauce
Kortari Knives

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