Announcing the 2015 COSA Award Finalists


Judging for the 2015 COSA Awards is now well underway. This year, Cosmetics received more than 1,300 nominations, and we’re pleased to now announce the finalists. Please join us in congratulating them all:



Hudson’s Bay, Chanel, Toronto, ON
Hudson’s Bay, Dior, Toronto, ON
Hudson’s Bay, Estée Lauder, Kelowna, BC
Hudson’s Bay, Lancôme, Winnipeg, MB
Hudson’s Bay, M.A.C, Nanaimo, BC
Pharmaprix, Montreal, QC
Shoppers Drug Mart, Calgary, AB
Shoppers Drug Mart, North York, ON
Shoppers Drug Mart, St. John’s, NL
Shoppers Drug Mart, Vancouver, BC
Sears, Lancôme, Sainte-Foy, QC



Sabine Abou-Jaoude, Sephora, Laval, QC
Sisi (Sisban) Alsabik, Sears, Lancôme, Guelph, ON
Jackie Azzopardi, Shoppers Drug Mart, Mississauga, ON
Sarah Balistoy-Mitten, Hudson’s Bay, Elizabeth Arden, Winnipeg, MB
Diane Beaudoin, Hudson’s Bay, Lancôme, Quebec, QC
Sue Blaine, Rexall, Beamsville, ON
Travis Blinkhorn, Shoppers Drug Mart, West Vancouver, BC
Marie-Eve Bourgault, Sephora, Quebec, QC
Anita Braam-Marshall, Hudson’s Bay, Fragrances, London, ON
Kathryn Brennan, Sears, Fragrances, Belleville, ON
Liu Carvajal, Sephora, Calgary, AB
Melanie Charalambous, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bowmanville, ON
Cindy Chen, Hudson’s Bay, Chanel, Toronto, ON
Mark-Olivier Chiasson, Hudson’s Bay, Shiseido, Montreal, QC
Philippe Côté, Lancôme, Brossard, QC
Adrian Courian, Sephora, Markham, ON
Margaret Doplaga, Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto, ON
Lauren Driscoll, Murale, Ottawa, ON
Mai Lan Duong, Hudson’s Bay, Lancôme, Toronto, ON
Vicki Foster, Givenchy and Kenzo Fragrances, St. Albert, AB
Shannon Fougere, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dieppe, NB
Marie-France Fournier, Hudson’s Bay, Fragrances, Quebec, QC
Carole (Xiaoyu) Fu, Hudson’s Bay, Estée Lauder, Calgary, AB
Mattie Fulcher, Quadrant Cosmetics, Richmond Hill, ON
Amy Gatschene, Hudson’s Bay, M.A.C, Ottawa, ON
Marianne Giroux, Sephora, Quebec, QC
Mona Hamzic, Nordstrom, Clarins, Calgary, AB
Anna Haramule, Rexall, Waterloo, ON
Darcy Hartung, Shoppers Drug Mart, Calgary, AB
Chloe Hau, Hudson’s Bay, Chanel, Toronto, ON
Samantha Hoque, Sephora, Calgary, AB
Leslie Ann Iddison, Clarins, Laval, QC
Nannette Jeancart, Sears, Fragrances, Moose Jaw, SK
Taylor Johnston, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bowmanville, ON
Julie Jones, Sephora, Kitchener, ON
Charmaine Kinch, Hudson’s Bay, Clinique, Surrey, BC
Sandy Kring, Hudson’s Bay, Fragrances, Kelowna, BC
Sylvia Laurenzio, Murale, Ottawa, ON
Françoise Leclerc, Hudson’s Bay, Lancôme, Quebec, QC
Kena Li, Shoppers Drug Mart, Vaughan, ON
Jing Lin, Hudson’s Bay, Kiehl’s, Vancouver, BC
Jane Lo, Hudson’s Bay, Chanel, Toronto, ON
Huda Mahmud, Hudson’s Bay, Lancôme, London, ON
Christine Mann, Quadrant Cosmetics, Richmond Hill, ON
Marco Mazzuca, Hudson’s Bay, Fragrances, Toronto, ON
Jennifer McGowan, Hudson’s Bay, Chanel, Kelowna, BC
Fiona McGrath, Shoppers Drug Mart, Saint John, NB
Morgan McMullin, Shoppers Drug Mart, New Glasgow, NS
Sandra Mills, Hudson’s Bay, Fragrances, Scarborough, ON
Christine (Oi) Miu, Sears, Lancôme, North York, ON
Dave Morley, Hudson’s Bay, L’Oréal Fragrances, Edmonton, AB
Janet Morley, Shoppers Drug Mart, Truro, NS
Lorraine Morris, Sephora, Ottawa, ON
Daphne Morton, Shoppers Drug Mart, St. John’s, NL
Yoshiko Obas, Shoppers Drug Mart, Kanata, ON
Kara O’Kane, Smashbox, Calgary, AB
Jeffery Pearson, Sephora, Halifax, NS
Tracey Reddick, Rexall, Toronto, ON
Emily Rogers, Hudson’s Bay, Chanel, West Vancouver, BC
Katarina Sabo, Shoppers Drug Mart, London, ON
Seeta Samaroo, Hudson’s Bay, Parfums Givenchy, Etobicoke, ON
Clayton Sandoval, Clarins Canada, Laval, QC
Stephen Sardella, Shiseido Canada, Markham, ON
Josee Sechi, Rexall, Thorold, ON
Simonetta Simpson, Hudson’s Bay, Lancôme, Edmonton, AB
Manal Souraya, Smashbox, Calgary, AB
Carol Stoddard, Hudson’s Bay, Fragrances, Brampton, ON
Nunung Sumarni, Sears, Shiseido, Ottawa, ON
Kelly Tippin, Shoppers Drug Mart, Waterloo, ON
Sabrina Tremblay, Clarins Canada, Laval, QC
Solange Trudel, Jean Coutu, Lachenaie, QC
Mary Tsampiras, Shiseido Canada, Corporate Office, Markham, ON
Karen Tucker, Hudson’s Bay, L’Oréal Fragrances, Vancouver, BC
Kim Williams, Lancôme Canada, L’Oréal Academy, Toronto, ON
Gail Wright, Hudson’s Bay, Shiseido and Elizabeth Arden, Vernon, BC
Alice (Yaxian) Wu, Hudson’s Bay, Kiehl’s, Vancouver, BC


Over the next month, our panel of judges will select 17 winners from the above list. The winners will be honoured at a gala dinner this fall, attended by over 500 sponsors, industry members and media/PR. Please save the date for this year’s celebration:

COSA Awards Gala
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Royal York Hotel in Toronto

For more ticket/event information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jim Hicks at