London Drugs pays tribute to the Vancouver Police Foundation


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—June 24 – Following the June 15 Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver, our London Drugs store at Georgia and Granville opened the next morning, recovering from significant damage and hundreds of thousands of dollars in merchandise stolen. The exact number of London Drugs losses is still being investigated.

London Drugs remains in deep appreciation of the Vancouver Police Department. We commend the officers who stood on the front lines of the riots and who assisted our staff to safety.

As a thank you to the Vancouver Police Department and to acknowledge the difficult job these individuals faced June 15th and each and every day in Vancouver, London Drugs has come up with a way for all of us to say "thank you".

To help support the Vancouver Police Foundation and its mission to enhance public safety - London Drugs is proud to support the Vancouver Police Foundation in two new ways. Customers can now make a donation at any Vancouver London Drugs cashier and also, we have created a sentiment that all citizens can now wear to show their support and pride in Vancouver.

"We created these (I Love Vancouver) shirts because we know the citizens of Vancouver feel the need to express pride in the city and there is no better cause to ensure Vancouver stays safe, than to support the Vancouver Police Foundation," says Wynne Powell, London Drugs president and CEO.

Two shirts, inspired by the citizens of Vancouver, are today available at all Vancouver London Drugs stores. The cost is $19.99 and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Vancouver Police Foundation

For more information or to interview Wynne Powell, please call Wendy Hartley: 604-817-2758.


About London Drugs

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 75 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.

Wendy Hartley, 604.817.2758,


Posted on June 23, 2011