London Drugs pledges financial commitment to cover operating costs of Victoria Remembrance Day commemorations

London Drugs pledges financial commitment to cover operating costs of Victoria Remembrance Day commemorations

Press release

June 13, 2019, RICHMOND, B.C. – In light of recent events surrounding costs of covering Remembrance Day and Veteran’s commemorations in Victoria, London Drugs has made the decision to cover the costs of these events for at least the next few years.

“We have seen the concern about the Remembrance Day event potentially being cancelled or changed in some way, and we have seen and heard our Veteran’s concerns,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs’ president and chief operating officer. “We want to ensure that we remove the worry from the community so that this important event continues and can be planned for.”

London Drugs opened its first store in Victoria in 1980 and has been serving the region for almost 40 years.

“We don’t think for our Veteran’s and current serving Canadian Armed Forces members, that they should have to worry about fighting for Remembrance and political lobbying,” added Mahlman. “We should come together as a community to honour their personal and their families sacrifices.”

London Drugs looks forward to the opportunity to meet with the appropriate members at Victoria City Council and the Victoria Police Department to discuss the full scope of what is needed to ensure the Remembrance Day commemorations can proceed into the future.



Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 81 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development. For more information, visit

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