London Drugs opens up end of day shopping hours to the public and introduces a new way to support COVID-19 relief efforts

May 8, 2020 – As more and more grocery stores and pharmacies have expanded their opening hours beyond 9 pm in the last couple of weeks, it has given frontline workers many more options to find the essentials for their families now. As a result, the past two weeks have seen a dramatic decline in frontline workers and first responders taking advantage of our exclusive end of day shopping hour. As of May 11, everyone will once again be able to shop during this time. We will reinstate the exclusive shopping hour in the future as needed.

At the same time, we are offering a new and noisy fun way for Western Canadians to support COVID-19 relief efforts. London Drugs is offering $5 cowbells at all stores as well as online with net proceeds going to COVID19 health care needs in each Western province.

“We love seeing the community spirit, support and togetherness during the 7 pm cheer,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs president and chief operating officer. “The purchase of a cowbell will not only add to the nightly cheer we hear across our cities but also the net proceeds will go directly into our provinces’ health care systems.”

The following foundations will be supported through funds raised by cow bell sales:

British Columbia
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Foundation for Public Health

University of Alberta Hospital Foundation

Hospitals of Regina Foundation
Saskatoon Hospital Fund

Manitoba Health Sciences Centre Foundation

For more information on London Drugs’ ongoing measures to keep staff and customers safe, please visit


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