Stocking Stuffers for Seniors by London Drugs

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors is back for 2020 at all London Drugs locations across Western Canada!

For the fourth year in a row, Stocking Stuffers for Seniors has partnered with local care homes and charities with a mission to bring more holiday cheer to seniors in all the communities they serve, while meeting safety requirements.

The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors campaign began in 2015, with one store location providing help for 500 inner city seniors. The campaign quickly caught on, growing in 2016 to multiple store locations helping more than 2,000 seniors in their communities. In 2017, Stocking Stuffers for Seniors went chain wide across all stores, in all locations — and with incredible support from all communities, London Drugs delivered donated gifts to more than 10,000 seniors!

How Do I Support Stocking Stuffers For Seniors?

Visit your local London Drugs store, and head over to the store’s Christmas Tree for a Stocking Stuffers for Seniors gift tag.

For more information and to learn about the program, visit London Drugs’ website.

https://www.londondrugs.com/stocking-stuffers-for-seniors.html

2020 Parade of Trees. Sponsor a Tree!

UPDATE: WE HAVE SOLD OUT!

This has been an extraordinary year. Businesses and organizations have faced many challenges.   Community celebrations have been cancelled and we are all doing things differently. 

For the past 10 years, the Lynn Valley Community Association has worked to bring people, families, businesses and schools, places of worship, and organizations together at the LVCA Parade of Trees which is now a firmly established family favourite tradition.

This year’s circumstances made us have to rethink and revise. To be able to still have our wonderful display of Christmas trees, the tree lighting and accompanying festivities have been out on hold. We’ve worked hard to create a safe and physically distanced version to meet Vancouver Coastal Health guidelines and recommendations and invite you to continue your support by sponsoring a tree.

The tree sponsorship this year is just $150 – a one-time reduction of $100 over last year for these extraordinary times.  How are we able to do this? 

Historically, the event is a fundraiser for LVCA, with net proceeds supporting the work of LVCA throughout the year. With park projects and community initiatives cancelled due to COVID and sadly, there can be no opening ceremony festivities this year, the proceeds from last year are ready and waiting for next year. And lastly, in prior years we have donated $50 from each sponsorship to a local beneficiary. This year the beneficiary is simply “Community Spirit”.  Priceless.

Want to make a bigger contribution but not sure how? Upgrade your sponsorship to “You + One”.  This sponsorship includes two trees for $300 – one for yourself and one to be ‘gifted’ to a local non-profit to decorate. Your generosity will be recognized on site and on all Parade of Trees marketing material. 

Decorating will look a little different this year as we need to ensure physical distancing for all our sponsors and volunteers. Details are still being worked out, but expect to decorate your tree sometime during the first week of December.  

Thank you! We truly appreciate your support and community spirit! If you require more information, email info@lvca.ca

Don’t Throw Those Wrappers in the Garbage!

Don’t throw those candy wrappers in the garbage!

Ghosts, goblins, witches, and – packaging? Unlike the usual spooky subjects, packaging doesn’t have to be scary because candy wrappers and other flexible plastic packaging can be returned by taking them to a London Drugs near you or Recycle BC .

Collection of other flexible plastic packaging provides a collection solution for many types of common food packaging, keeping them out of garbage bins and landfills during (and after) the Halloween season.

What are some examples of Halloween Packaging that is Other Flexible Plastic Packaging?

Much like the rest of the year, if you have a sweet tooth, you have this type of packaging. Candy and snack wrappers, chip bags, and plastic net bags (holding tasty foil-wrapped chocolates) are common examples during Halloween.

Many Halloween examples can be small, easy-to-lose pieces like candy wrappers, so we recommend the following to keep your material organized:

  • Flatten and fold larger crinkly wrappers and bags (e.g. protein bar wrappers and chip bags) and collect them in a re-usable container
  • Re-purpose larger plastic packages like stand-up and zipper lock pouches to collect smaller pieces like candy wrappers

Please remember all wrappers and bags must be empty of their contents and, if necessary, rinsed to prevent contamination.

https://recyclebc.ca/solution-halloween-packaging/

Will you volunteer?

Each year we come together – at malls, grocery stores, schools and workplaces – to receive our poppies and support our veterans.

We remember, we honour, and we help.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Lynn Valley Branch #114 is reaching out to you and other community-minded individuals to help them continue their commitment to our local veterans through the fall poppy drive because the manner in which they raise money is impacted significantly this year.

Their public presence will be lessened, and the Cadets and Scouts that volunteer handing out poppies in our community won’t be able to this year.

The Branch Poppy Committee has been working tirelessly since the beginning of the summer to ensure the success of the 2020 Poppy Campaign while safeguarding the health and well being of their Members and Taggers during the Covid19 pandemic.

If you would like to volunteer handing out poppies, email rcl114@shaw.ca or call (604) 987-2050 for more information.

A Message to our Neighbours…

As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 is a topic currently impacting us all in one way or another. Protecting our community is a shared responsibility at a time like this. While the threat to British Columbians remains low, the very idea of an outbreak can feel stressful.

Consulting a reliable source of information can be re-assuring, and we recommend you stay up-to-date with the latest news from Vancouver Coastal Health.

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has suggested some things you can do to support the well-being of yourself and others during this time:

  • Take care of your body! Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Continue to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.

  • Avoid excessive exposure to social media or sensational coverage. While being informed is important, it can be detrimental to your mental health to constantly take in stressful information.

  • Consider ways to find balance with activities you normally enjoy.

  • Stay connected with loved ones and continue to maintain healthy relationships.

  • If you have neighbors who are elderly or immune compromised, ask if they need anything and get it for them instead of having them go out and risk their health.


  • Fear and anxiety about a disease may feel overwhelming at times. By trusting the facts, sticking with the latest protocols, looking out for one another, and practicing good mental health habits, we can protect ourselves and our communities.   Take care of yourself and others.

    LVCA Park Project – cancelled

    On April 25th, the Lynn Valley Community Association and Lynn Valley Seniors Association were planning to work together on the 2020 Lynn Valley Park Project.

    With the recommendation of physical distancing and for the safety of all involved, we have had to cancel the yearly event.

    But keep it in mind! We’re planning to be back next spring and we’d like you to join us! Below is a description of what happens at our Park Projects….

    “The work will be basic gardening, removing invasive plants, planting natural vegetation, laying down mulch, cleaning litter and anything else that needs to be done with the support of the DNV Parks Department.
    We have work for every level of physical ability so all ages and stages are welcome. Dress for the weather, as this is a rain-or-shine event! Sturdy boots or shoes, working clothes and gloves are recommended, as it could be muddy! if we are blessed with sunshine, remember the hats and sunscreen. Look for our LVCA tent to check in. *You will need to bring your own water bottle.”

    Any questions or for more information email: info@lvca.ca or “LIKE” our Facebook page for upcoming events: www.facebook.com/lynnvalleycommunityassociation/

    Lynn Valley LINK

    If you are tired of the crowds at Lynn Canyon Park or on some of the other North Shore’s more popular trails, try the Lynn Valley LINK.  

    The first phase of the Lynn Valley LINK, a project initiated by the LVCA opened in September 2017.   Phase 1 of the Lynn Valley LINK is a route that uses existing trails and streets that circumnavigate the neighbourhoods of Lynn Valley.  

    Work has commenced on the Phase 2 LINK routes and will be completed in a couple of months.  You may see posts with the LV LINK logos and arrows to show the routes through Lynn Valley and connecting with the circumference sections of the LINK.

    The final map showing the connecting LV LINK routes through Lynn Valley has been finalized and is now available on the LVCA website to download as a PDF.  (see link at the bottom of this post)

    Check out the 6th and final LV LINK kiosk that has just been installed at Pioneer Park in the heart of Lynn Valley at the corner of Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road.  Each kiosk showcases the LV LINK Route Map and some interesting facts related to the history of Lynn Valley.

    Watch for information in the next few months as these routes are improved and the Lynn Valley LINK logo and signage identifies these new connections to the existing Lynn Valley LINK.

    LYNN VALLEY LINK MAP – DOWNLOAD PDF