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The Shopping Channel celebrates being proudly Canadian

As our customers know, being a proud Canadian retailer serving Canadians from coast to coast is one of The Shopping Channel’s great motivators. We love being part of the vibrant culture and success that is Canada.

We celebrate being Canadian each and every day - but, of course, like to turn it up a notch for July 1st! Today and tomorrow we’re showcasing some of our best Canadian collections. Make shopping for these great quality products part of your Canada Day plans!



The Shopping Channel remembers TV pitchman Billy Mays

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If you didn’t recognize him from past appearances on The Shopping Channel, you’ve no doubt seen his infomercials. Billy Mays was the pitchman behind Orange Glo International’s product infomercials, the most well known being OxiClean.  Most recently you would have seen him on our channel promoting Mighty Mendit.  He was an industry leader in the area of TV shopping, entertaining & informing viewers with his high-energy demos and passionate product pitches. 

Billy Mays

Like most, all of us here at The Shopping Channel were shocked & saddened to hear of Billy Mays’ untimely death this past weekend. We’d like to send our condolences to the Mays family and all of Billy’s colleagues.  



Dr. Rey suggests summer sizzle with shapewear

Dr. Robert Rey (a.k.a. Dr. 90210) is back at The Shopping Channel today with his first-ever Today’s Showstopper. In this exclusive backstage video, Dr. Rey extols the virtues of shapewear to achieve a hot summer silhouette.

Step into the full selection of Dr. Rey’s Shapewear on

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Priscilla Presley and Bruno Schiavi Discuss Their Inspiration

The Priscilla Presley Collection, launched earlier this year, is back featuring designer Bruno Schiavi live in studio today to share his vision on this designer bedding line. Have a look at this video we captured last time Bruno and Priscilla were in town discussing their working style.

You can really get a great sense of their collaborative style and easy working relationship and how it results in such amazing product.  The Priscilla Presley Collection is exclusive to The Shopping Channel in Canada.

Lisa Hoffman Returns to our Studios Today

The always charming Lisa Hoffman returns to The Shopping Channel studios today with the latest additions to her fabulous skin care and fragerance beauty line.

We caught up with Lisa during her last visit and asked her about her inspiration for creating Lisa Hoffman beauty, which is exclusive in Canada to The Shopping Channel.

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch Lisa discuss her vision and passion for developing products that blend her global experience with her passion for excellence.

Have a look at this video produced by Lisa and her team which provides a great background to both her life and the genesis of the product line at Lisa Hoffman Beauty.

Flip through our 2009 Summer Beauty Catalogue online

Our hottest new brands and perennial customer favourites, all in one beautiful book! Looking to lift your look this summer? Check out our 2009 Summer Beauty Catalogue. Our buying team has put together 20-pages of beauty must-haves, including great kits from StriVectin, Lise Watier Cosmetiques, ClarisonicPur Minerals, Aloette, SKINN & Ojon.

Here’s just some of the beauty discoveries you’ll uncover in our pages:

Lise Watier
Lise Watier Smooth the First Wrinkles Set


Elizabeth Grant
Elizabeth Grant Soliel Smart Summer Bag


Ojon Supersize Shine & Protect Trio

Anniversary Price: $89 (save $20 for a limited time)

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A Dragon leaves his Den to visit The Shopping Channel Lair

There was lots of excitment in our TV studio Tuesday as a CBC crew captured footage of Dragons’ Den dragon Kevin O’Leary.  Kevin was here to help pitch Dig It Handwear - a product that will appear on Dragons’ Den season 4 and debuted on The Shopping Channel that morning.

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Along with Dig It creators Wendy Johannson and Claudia Harvey (pictured below), Kevin O’Leary got customers excited about these innovative work gloves that protect precious manicures while gardening, cleaning & heavy lifting. The gloves feature an reinforced pillow top on the inside that actually prevents your nails from rubbing against the fabric and stitching. Green thumbs can now keep their great nails!

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According to Kevin, it was a feeding frenzy among the Dragons when Wendy & Claudia pitched Dig It. “They fit like a second skin. I wear them to gas up my car and will be wearing them this weekend when I work around my cottage,” Kevin said to TV Host Tanya Yanaky during the 9am show.

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You can shop for Dig It Handwear on Available is sizes extra small to extra long, there’s a fit for both women and men alike.

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Thank you to all who helped make our Telethon a success!

What an honour to be involved in last night’s Make a Difference Telethon in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. I always love my job, but doing the event last night was a treat. Knowing what we were doing made it such a feel-good show.

Richard, Susan and myself all hosted the two-hour event and we had a great time doing it. There was laughter and some fun when we joked about how the guys always get to go on the “Meet the Host” lunch & tour. I guess I can’t argue ladies as wouldn’t we all love to have lunch with Norm or Richard. I made Richard pump up while we showcased the AeroPilates machine. A little hot for him in that suit but he worked it well.

We also had some touching moments when two cancer survivors Kathy Anderson and Treva Thompson — both Cancer survivors — modelled handbags and shared their stories. We are so grateful to all those who donated their time, products and energy in making this great event happen. We would also like to thank you, the viewers, who shopped and bid on all the wonderful items. Together We can Make a Difference In The Fight Against Cancer.

Bless you all & hope you enjoy the photos below from the event,

Renee Torrington

Kathy Anderson, myself & Treva Thompson

Me with the lovely Marianthe Mesboursis who presented HP & Clickfree

Richard and I had a great time hosting the event together with Susan …

… even when I forced him to test-drive our Aeropilates machine. Poor guy!

Bidding opens for of our “One-of-a-Kind” Auction tonight at 8PM ET

We’ve eagerly been counting down to our Make a Difference Telethon in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

This exciting event kicks off live at 8PM tonight and our “One-of-a-Kind” Auction will no doubt generate a big part of that excitement. Only at The Shopping Channel, only tonight between 8PM and 10PM, can you bid on the following auction lots:

Auction Lot #1 - Dine & Dish with Joan Rivers


Auction Lot #2 - Brian Bailey Designer Dress

Auction Lot #3 - Exclusive Backstage Tour & Lunch
with The Shopping Channel Host of Your Choice


Visit or tune into our live broadcast starting at 8PM ET tonight for complete details on how to bid.


Tune in to our Make a Difference Telethon tomorrow night

Our Together We Can Make a Difference fund-raising event for the Canadian Cancer Society closes with our Make a Difference Telethon tomorrow evening. Tune into The Shopping Channel (or watch us via live stream online) starting at 8PM ET for two exciting hours of shopping and our “one-of-a-kind” auction.

Most exciting is that every dollar raised during this two-hour block goes directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. Here from two of our fund-raising Vendor Sponsors as they share why they jumped on board to take part in our campaign:

Our customers’ generosity has been key to the success of our fund-raising campaign so far. Don’t miss the most exciting part yet - tune in to our Make a Difference Telethon tomorrow night. It’s two hours of live TV you won’t find anywhere else!