Duckana & Avocato Photo Contest Terms and Conditions

Duckana & Avocato Photo Contest Terms and Conditions

We’d  love to see the Duckana or Avo-cat-o during your summer adventures! Whether in your local community from Gibsons to Saskatoon, or on your travels abroad, we’d like to see how creative you can get and how far these characters can travel. From May to August, we will be randomly selecting 4 winners per month to each win a $25 London Drugs gift card based on the submissions we receive. All you have to do for your chance to win is:

– Take a photo of the Duckana or Avo-cat-o
– Post to instagram and tag @londondrugsZ
– Use the hashtag #duckana or #avocato

Contest runs from May 1 – August 31, 2023, 11:59:00 pm PST.

  1. Eligibility: The Contest is open only to persons who are at the time of Contest entry: (1) a legal resident of one of the following Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba (2) have attained at least the age of majority in their respective province of residence (nineteen (19) in British Columbia, and eighteen (18) in all other provinces), (3) Photo submissions are made between May 1, 2022 to 11:59 pm Pacific Time on August 31, 2023 (unless otherwise participating without purchases); (4) have not won a London Drugs contest since August 31, 2022 (5) are not an employee of, or an immediate family member (e.g. spouse, parents, siblings and children) or household member of any employee of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies or the independent judging organization. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions which include the official rules of the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. To enter the Contest:

– Take a photo of the Duckana or Avo-cat-o
– Post to instagram and tag @londondrugs
– Use the hashtag #duckana or #avocato

Submissions must be made between May 1 – August 31, 2023, 11:59 pm PST.


  1. No purchase necessary. To enter, participants need to take a photo of the Duckana or Avo-cat-o, post to instagram and tag @londondrugs and use the hashtag #duckana or #avocato.
  2. Multiple photo submissions is accepted, however if an entrant submits multiple photo entries and one entry is chosen to win a prize, the entrant no longer eligible to win again. London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected. London Drugs reserves the right to disqualify any person who attempts to tamper with the Contest, to harass or interfere with any other entrant, or otherwise acts in an inappropriate, offensive, illegal or unsportsmanlike way, all as determined by London Drugs in its absolute discretion. Submissions shall be void if incomplete, not legible, or if they contain errors or do not comply strictly with all requirements in these rules.  No mechanical reproductions or robotic online entries.  All entries become the property of London Drugs Limited and will not be returned.
  3. The chances of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the period the Contest is open for. 4 winners will be selected at the end of each month from May – August.  To win, selected entrants must correctly answer a timed, skill-testing mathematical question and must sign London Drugs’ declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded, releasing London Drugs, its agents, sponsors and the judges 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. Only one prize may be won per person and per household. In the event that any selected entrant incorrectly answers the skill-testing question or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply in full with these rules, a new entry will be drawn.
  4. Prize: There will be a total of 16 winners, with 4 winners chosen each month from May – August, each winning a $25 London Drugs gift card. Prize must be accepted as awarded, is non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted, except that London Drugs reserves rights to substitute a prize or prize component for one of equal or greater value. Actual value of each prize may fluctuate based on pricing of each prize component at time prize is redeemed. Winner must attend in person at a London Drugs location selected by contest winner to pick up prize.
  1. Selected entrants will be contacted by phone or email. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. If the selected entrant is unreachable within five (5) days a new entrant will be chosen in the same manner until a winner is determined.
  2. 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, contest sponsors, their 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).
  3. This contest is governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and to the extent applicable the laws of Canada. It is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations.
  4. By entering this contest, 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, the independent judging organization, its advertising and promotional agency and their respective agents. The winner(s) also agrees 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, and in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.
  5. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform which may be used to communicate this Contest.  All such entities are completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed only to London Drugs
  6. London Drugs and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their employees, officers, directors and anyone involved in the production, development or implementation of this Contest or the provision of any prize are not liable or responsible for any failure of any website during this Contest, nor liable or responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any e-mail, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion.
  7. 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.

International Women’s Day 2023 – #EmbraceEquity by embracing some great brands – founded by women.

At London Drugs, we love to support brands that make a difference. For International Women’s Day 2023, we have rounded up a selection of brands founded and/or led by women, from global empires, to local products and projects built from the ground up.

Lise Watier – The Canadian cosmetics icon who built a foundation for female empowerment  

Lise Watier is more than a brand name. She is a beauty business pioneer. Born in Montreal in 1942, Watier created a self-improvement and makeup course company and launched her own line of cosmetics in 1972. In 2009, Madame Watier founded the Lise Watier Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to empowering women and girls in need, raising over $1,000,000 in funds. In 2016, Lise Watier Cosmetics joined Groupe Marcelle Inc. to become the largest Canadian company in the beauty industry, distributing some 450 products across North America.

Shop Lise Watier Here 


Province Apothecary – From growing up with ezcema and allergies to growing a cross-Canada brand.  

Nova Scotian Julie Clark struggled with skin issues as a child. “I’ve had eczema all my life says the Province Apothecary founder, “It was my goal to make an all-natural product to heal my skin.”

Aa busy costume designer and stylist, Julie used her time off to experiment with oils, waxes and herbs—all in pursuit of healing her eczema. In 2010, Julie began studying Aromatherapy, Holistic Health, Herbal Medicine and Esthetics in Toronto, forming the foundation of her skincare expertise, and Province Apothecary was born.

Julie’s favourite ingredients include organic seaweed from Nova Scotia, organic sunflower oil from Ontario and glacial clay from British Columbia. Province Apothecary also donates a percentage of sales to Canadian Organic Growers, Canadian Honey Council and 1% for the Planet.

Peruse Province Apothecary Products 


Diva Cup – Changing the world, one period at a time 

Francine Chambers remembers how limited menstrual product options were when she was a young girl. So when her daughter became a teenager, she wanted to change things for the better. After years of perfecting the design, Francine and her daughter, co-founder and CEO, Carinne Chambers-Saini, brought DivaCup to market in 2003. Now the advocacy and education arm of the business helps donate approximately 15,000 Diva Cups annually to women around the world and launched the 2019 documentary Pandora’s Box to highlight women’s rights and basic human rights issues around menstruation.

In 2018, this Proudly Canadian brand also became a certified B Corp., helping empower even more for good for customers, the community and the planet.

Learn more about Diva Cup Menstrual Products 


Baby Gourmet – How two Canadian sisters went from the Farmer’s Market to global success  

In 2005, sisters’ Jennifer Carlson and Jill Vos began Baby Gourmet at their local Calgary Farmer’s Market with a belief that every parent deserves to feel good about how they nourish their baby. Today, they are proud leaders in innovation, quality, and taste, and Baby Gourmet is the number one organic baby food brand in Canada. Their commitment to providing delicious, nutrient-dense and safe food is unparalleled, sourcing only the best organic ingredients to develop baby’s palate. Every recipe starts in their own kitchen and is made to help babies develop a love of good food.

In addition to being Certified Organic, Baby Gourmet’s products became the first baby products in Canada to earn the esteemed Clean Label Project Purity Award, rating them amongst the top 1/3 of all North American baby food brands. By earning the Clean Label Project Purity Award, Baby Gourmet products were tested for over 400 chemicals of concern such as heavy metals, pesticide residues and plasticizers.

With a desire to grow with their consumers, Carlson and Vos launched a toddler and preschool line in 2022, Little Gourmet. This line of products was born out of the same desire to nourish busy toddlers and preschoolers with wholesome, organic snacks full of real ingredients and no refined sugar. Baby Gourmet is fueled by the passion to offer naturally healthy and clean food so parents feel confident their children are getting the nutrients they need, less of what they don’t need, and they are beginning their lives nourished by a planetary healthy diet.

Shop Baby Gourmet


Kicking Horse Coffee – A 100% Rocky Mountain-grown brand

Kicking Horse CEO, Elana Rosenfeld got her first entrepreneurial inspiration from her mother, who pioneered an organic food company. She combined that spirit with a taste for coffee culture picked up in Montreal, where Rosenfeld studied at McGill University. After graduation, she moved to Invermere to be close to the mountains and launched the Blue Dog Café. Unable to find decent coffee beans in the area, Rosenfeld and her then husband Leo Johnson started roasting their own in their garage. The rest is Rocky Mountain history, as she and Kicking Horse grew to earn awards as Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”, Canada’s “Fairtrade Product of the Year” and one of the top 15 “Best Workplaces in Canada”.

In 2017 Kicking Horse Coffee was purchased by Italian conglomerate Lavazza, with Rosenfeld staying aboard as CEO. She’s successfully maintainerd the Rocky Mountain vibe of the brand ever since, living a lifestyle balanced by mountain biking, skiing and stand-up paddleboarding.

Get a taste of Kicking Horse Here 


Smart Sweets – A young woman helps kick sugar, in a multi-million dollar gummy bear success story

When Tara Bosch was growing up, she says she had an unhealthy relationship with food, affecting her self-esteem and body image. Yet she did not want to give up enjoying her favourite treats.

So she bought a gummy bear mould online and began recipe testing in her kitchen, on a quest to create the first candy that kicks sugar.

Starting as a 21-year-old female entrepreneur with $15,000 in startup capital, Bosch landed SmartSweets’ first retailer through pure persistence. Response to her product was immediately positive.

Dragon’s Den featured the SmartSweets in their season 12 premiere episode, where Bosch secured a deal for $100,000 for a 5% stake in the company. Since then, it has grown exponentially and in 2020, TPG Growth acquired SmartSweets for $360 million.

It’s validation that SmartSweets is addressing a large, urgent and valuable problem, with a sweet solution.

Get your SmartSweets Sugar-Free Kick Here 


Animal Crossing  – How a female influence succeeds in the gaming industry  

Video game culture has traditionally been dominated by men, but the approach to Animal Crossing was different. Not only did Nintendo want to make the game for both men and women; they wanted it to be made by men and women.

Aya Kyogoku was the first woman to ever direct a video game at Nintendo Entertainment, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Kyogoku brought legendary experience, as scriptwriter on titles from The Legend of Zelda series.

With the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons, she continued as the director of the game, and along with producer Katsuya Eguchi, hired a team that was half female.

The new game helped propelled Nintendo to a banner year in 2021, selling more than 13 million units in its first six weeks of release, while a survey of 1000 female gamers revealed that women find Animal Crossing: New Horizons the most inclusive video game to play.

Get Animal Crossing New Horizons Here 

London Drugs has partnered with Carlton Cards for a 3rd year to support the Legion Poppy Fund with the Be Kind Program

London Drugs is happy to bring back the Be Kind campaign again this year to help The Royal Canadian Legion with donations to its annual National Poppy Campaign. While poppy boxes will still appear at all London Drugs locations – as they do every year – we are hoping to help raise additional funds for Veterans through the Be Kind campaign in partnership with Carlton Cards.

BE KIND invites Canadians to send handwritten cards to friends, families, and neighbours, to show appreciation and brighten their day.

“People still need to be reminded they are not alone,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs President and Chief Operating Officer. “Whether that is sending love to a friend or family member or showing your appreciation to a Veteran whom you’ve never met, sending a personalized written message can be so meaningful – particularly when we are still social distancing many people continue to feel isolated.”

London Drugs has been a proud partner of The Royal Canadian Legion for decades with Legionnaires and volunteers once again being welcomed to collect poppy funds outside stores; poppy boxes and Veteran pins for sale inside stores; and donations being collected at cashier tills. This year, the BE KIND campaign will donate $2* for every pair of Carlton or Papyrus Greeting Cards sold between November 1 and 11 directly to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund. Customers can visit any London Drugs store and pick out cards to give. (*Maximum donation $20,000)

“Our great partners are an integral part of our National Poppy Campaign each year,” says Bruce Julian, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion. “We thank London Drugs wholeheartedly for their support and for helping to spread the message of Remembrance.”

Donations made during the National Poppy Campaign go directly into the Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund. The funds raised locally are used locally to help with a range of supports and services for Veterans and their families. It can include emergency funding, helping Veterans get off the streets, completing benefit applications or establishing and supporting programs to help tackle operational stress injuries.
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Meet the Canadian Rebels Who Want to Transform the Ordinary into Moments of Joy.

“We were basically shaking our fists at the idea of Father Time sneaking up on us,” says CEO Eric Fallon,  “While we still couldn’t find the products we were looking for.”  That’s how the Rebel’s Refinery brand got started by Fallon and his two best friends, Elan Marks and Justin Maclean, in Toronto.

The team took matters into their own hands, deciding to start what would become a men’s grooming brand. They found their way onto the Canadian entrepreneurial television show Dragon’s Den.

“Kevin O’Leary was a ‘Dragon’ at the time and walked off within the first 10 minutes of our pitch,” Fallon recalls. They ended up landing a deal with another of the Dragons, Arlene Dickinson, and used the money to create their first shaped lip balm – the Skull.
The Rebel’s Refinery brand is literally built on creativity, from its innovative packaging to its quality raw materials and hand-picked essential oils.

“There is still nothing we love more than dropping new innovations and seeing if you all freak out!” says Fallon, “We want to see you smile and get excited whenever you hold one of our items. We used to think motorcycles and being edgy was cool (motorcycles still are – sorry Mom!), but now we understand that being happy is the new cool. That’s why our new tagline is transforming the ordinary into moments of joy.”


Look for rebellious products like Cactus, Ice Cream or Pineapple lip balms, Rehab Roller Under Eye Moisturizer and Dirty Boy Bamboo Face & Body Wipes at your local London Drugs. Then let your inner rebel share the Canadian joy!

Caprina – The Canadian brand that brought the moisturizing power of fresh goat’s milk soap from the farm to the mainstream.

When Canus Founder and President André Bearegard first started researching goat’s milk skin care products in the early 90’s, the rare and expensive milk was not only hard to find for beauty products, but also had a shelf life that was limited to just six months. With the help of research and development, the company has developed over the years a proven technique that transfers the hydrating properties of fresh goat’s milk to its skincare lines while increasing the products’ shelf life to 5 years.

Two decades later, Caprina is now one of Canada’s top selling soap lines.

Local farmers, local community.

“At our brand new facility in Drummondville Quebec, we work with fresh goat’s milk from local Canadian farmers,” says Beauregard, “For us it’s very important to be involved with our local community, giving farmers the opportunity to use their fresh milk to produce quality products.”

Looking for a better moisturizing soap? Canadian goats are ready to help.

Goat’s milk has long been considered one of nature’s most effective moisturizers.

“The secret is in its ‘bipolar’ molecular structure,” Beauregard says, “It cleanses without stripping away the natural moisture barriers of our skin.” This helps make Caprina products natural and gentle enough to use for the whole family.

Caprina products are also recommended by the Canadian Dermatology Review Panel, and recognized to be effective complements to skin therapy for people with psoriasis and eczema.

London Drugs is proud to carry a range of Caprina products, including bar soap, body wash, liquid hand soap and foam bath.

Report a Wildfire Phone Numbers: Western Canadian Provinces

Information from the public is crucial to ensuring wildfires are responded to as soon as possible. Below we’ve provided provincial wildfire phone numbers to keep in your phone, for quick references incase you spot a wildfire in your community, or while travelling within western Canadian provinces.

Report a Wildfire

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour:
  • In B.C. call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.
  • In Alberta call 310-FIRE.
  • In Saskatchewan call 1-800-667-9660.
  • In Manitoba call 1-800-782-0076.

When reporting a wildfire, any information you can provide is helpful, however, you can expect the emergency call-taker to ask for details about the fire, such as:

  • Location i.e. Where is the fire? How far up the hillside?
  • Size e.g. Metres? Hectares? Size of a house? Size of a football field?
  • Rate of spread i.e. How quickly is the fire spreading?
  • Fuel i.e. What is burning? Grass, bushes, trees?
  • Smoke/flames i.e. What colour is the smoke? Are flames visible?
  • Threat i.e. Are there any people or buildings at risk?
  • Action i.e. Is anyone fighting the fire?

Air Quality

The Ministry of Environment to monitors air quality impact due to wildfires across the province.  For the most up to date conditions and a list of active advisories for BC, please visit:

Pedro’s Organic– how one farmer inspired a passion for great coffee from Canadian roots to farms around the world

The story of this Canadian brand began with a single farmer in South America. Born into a coffee-growing family, Pedro learned about coffee from the ground up – literally. He saw first-hand the effects of spraying chemicals on the coffee trees – on birds, insects and workers. That’s why he decided to dedicate his energies to organic production and standing up for the rights of his fellow farmers.

After hearing this story of passion and commitment, founders Bill Szeremeta and Rama Dehgan were deeply inspired – that’s when Pedro’s Organic Coffee was born.

Famous in Canadian foodservice, now available on local shelves

For over 30 years, Pedro’s has been recognized for excellence in the foodservice industry, serving hotels, restaurant chains, coffee bars, golf courses and ski resorts throughout Canada. Now this family-owned and operated Canadian brand is available in stores and London Drugs is proud to be one of Pedro’s most dedicated retailers. Choose from exotic varieties such as Equator Blend and Rainforest Espresso, perfect served hot or over ice.

Pedro’s takes their Canadian values right through the whole supply chain

“The direction we’re headed is simple,” says Bill Szeremeta, Owner of Pedro’s Organic Coffee, “We want a safe future in a protected environment. We set a high standard for ourselves and use our family values as a compass. Pedro’s Organic Coffee is proud to be a Canadian company that supports the local economy by utilizing the resources and tools around us.”

The team at Pedro’s never forgets their namesake – and that Pedro represents all the hard-working, trusted farmers who grow their high-quality organic coffee beans. It’s a recipe that leads to great results all the way to your morning cup. “Be passionate about the work you’re doing. It will be a long and challenging road,” Szeremeta says, “But if you truly believe in the product, it will pay off in the end.” We’ll toast to that.

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