Giant Tiger Stores Limited



Giant Tiger Stores Limited

November 29, 2012 16:43 ET

Giant Tiger Celebrates the Huron Heights Warriors; with Donation to Food Bank

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2012) - When the Huron Heights Warriors won the 2012 Metro Bowl against Rob Ford's Don Bosco Eagles, Newmarket Giant Tiger store owner Rob Bourdeau knew he wanted to help make the win stick. And what better way than with 200 jars of peanut butter to the Newmarket Food Pantry! Giant Tiger donates hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to food banks across Canada.

The Huron Heights Warriors, from Newmarket, Ontario, defeated the team coached by Ford, at the Metro Bowl on Tuesday night by a score of 28-14. Echoing the mayoral bet from the Grey Cup, Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen challenged the losing team's mayor to donate his weight in food to the winning team's food bank. Mayor Van Bynen pushed for a donation of peanut butter, one of the most-needed items at the Newmarket Food Pantry. When Rob Bourdeau heard about the bet from his Mayor he knew he could do one better. "Giant Tiger has a history of supporting food banks and local sports teams. I knew that this would be a great way to show how proud we all are of the Warriors".

The presentation will take place on Friday, November 30, 2012, at approximately 2:45 p.m. as part of the celebratory parade in Newmarket. Residents of Newmarket are encouraged to come out and cheer on the winning team and bring their own donations to the Newmarket Food Pantry.

About Giant Tiger:

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs at low prices that Canadians have come to love and expect. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow tiger logo are more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers, they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2011, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gianttiger or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

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Contact Information

  • For media inquiries contact:
    Janie Aker
    Manager, Public Relations and Community Activation
    jaker@gianttiger.com