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May All Your Travels be #HealthyTravels

January 30, 2017

FACT: It is estimated that 30% to 70% of travellers who go to a tropical or subtropical region will have at least one episode of diarrhea, which may last three to five days.

Well, hello to you too! I normally don’t start my posts with such an attention-grabbing headline, unless of course I’m trying to grab your attention. So let’s try that again –

FACT: 98% of travellers will make a dietary or beverage mistake within the FIRST THREE DAYS of their vacation, increasing their risk of contracting enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC).

(Be smart! You should be spending your vacation on the beach, not in bed.)

If you’re thinking, “Okay Lena, you have my attention. Tell me more!” – you’re in luck! On Tuesday, January 31st, join the #HealthyTravels Twitter Chat at 8PM EST. We’ll share smart tips and information to help ensure all your travels in 2017 are healthy.
Healthy Travels GraphicTo thank you for joining us, we’ll give away 5 x $75 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards – perfect for stocking up on everything you need before you head down south!

To all those travelling this March Break, wishing you #HealthyTravels!

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Vacationing in Paradise? Watch Out for Unwanted Travel Companions.

February 22, 2016

The countdown is on! We’re just three weeks away from March Break, and for Canadians, that means a large percentage of us will be travelling down south to sunny destinations. If you’re one of the lucky ones who is getting away, have a fruity drink for me, mmmkay?
fruityNow, you know I want you to have the BEST vacation ever, which means that *of course* you should be prepared with the information you need for #HealthyTravels. If you missed our Twitter Party last week, fear not! I’m here to share some of the most important takeaways with you today.  (more…)

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#HealthyTravels Twitter Party Rules

January 1, 2013




SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Contest is Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (hereafter referred to as the “Contest Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Contest you must be a resident of Canada who has reached the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence at the time of registration and/or entry. Employees, officers and directors (and immediate family members and members of the same household of such persons, including common law spouses) of Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., and their respective affiliates, agents, advertising or promotional agencies, suppliers of prizes and the independent contest organization are not eligible to enter the Contest. The Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsors for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant, should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

CONTEST PERIODS: The Contest commences at 8:00pm EST on January 31, 2017 and will end at 9:00pm EST on January 31, 2017 (the “Contest Period”). All entries must be received by 8:59:59pm EST on January 31, 2017 (the “Contest Closing Date”).

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Tweet during the contest period outlined above. Eligible tweets (“Submissions”) must also include the hashtag #HealthyTravels. Each submission from an entrant that these requirements, constitutes a contest entry.

ENTRY CONTENT RESTRICTIONS (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”).

Tweet Content Restrictions:

The Tweet Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;

The Tweet Submission must not disparage the Sponsors, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;

The Tweet Submission must not contain brand names, tradenames, trademarks or any other third party identifying marks, other than those owned by the Sponsors, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her Submission in this Contest;

The Tweet Submission must not contain images or artwork not created by entrant;

The Tweet Submission must not refer to third parties without their express permission;

The Tweet Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or in the sole discretion of the Sponsor not in good taste;

The Tweet Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and the Tweet Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any province where Submission is created.

Entry into the Contest constitutes an entrant’s consent to give the Sponsors a royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, entrants waive all moral rights and assign all copyright in their Submission, and covenant, represent and warrant that the contest entrant has the right to refer to any third party referred to in the Submissions.


5 x $75 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards

Prize must be accepted as awarded, is not transferable or convertible to cash. The sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize or prize component for one of equal or greater value for any reason.

CONTEST DRAWS: A random draw for the Prize outlined above will be conducted in Toronto, Ontario on or about January 31, 2017 from amongst all eligible online entries received. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. In order to win, the selected entrants may be asked to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by e-mail. Selected entrants may also be asked to complete a Declaration and Release and return same to the specified address and within the specified time period that confirms each selected entrant’s (a) Eligibility for the Contest and compliance with these Contest rules; (b) acceptance of the Prize as offered; (c) release of each of the Released Parties and Twitter, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in the Contest, participation in any Contest related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom; and grant to the Sponsor the unrestricted right, in the Sponsors’ collective or individual discretion, to produce, reproduce, publish, broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, adapt, modify, and otherwise use or re-use the Winner’s name, photograph, address (City and province), likeness, voice, Submission, and biography, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in connection with the Contest and the promotion and exploitation thereof or for other purposes, without any notice, payment, notification, permission or other consideration, whatsoever . The executed Release must be returned within the specified time period or the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Prize forfeited, without any liability to Sponsors whatsoever.

Potential winners will be notified on Twitter by @Listen2Lena once their name has been drawn from eligible entries. If the potential winner cannot be contacted, or does not comply with these Official Rules, or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. If the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to an alternate prize winner selected at random by Sponsor, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion and without any liability to such disqualified potential winner. Only two alternate winners may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded. Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the Submission, including moral rights, and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. The winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Decisions by the Sponsor will be final. Sponsor shall have no responsibility for any printing, distribution, production, prizing, or similar types of errors.

GENERAL: This Contest governed by the laws of Ontario without resort to conflict of law provisions. By entering the Contest, participants agree to be bound by these official rules and by the decisions of the independent administration and judging organization, which shall be final and binding with respect to all matters relating to this Contest. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned.

The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to terminate, suspend or amend contest without liability subject to applicable laws. If for any reason, the online portion of this Contest is not capable of being completed as planned including, but not limited to computer virus, bugs, tampering, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest or to modify the Contest rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated by Twitter.

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