Giant Tiger Limited

April 03, 2009 11:57 ET

Giant Tiger to celebrate grand opening of 2nd store in Scarborough

On Saturday, April 4, 2009 Giant Tiger Stores Limited will celebrate the official grand opening of its second store in Scarborough with a charity BBQ.

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Photo Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - On Saturday, April 4, 2009 Giant Tiger Stores Limited will celebrate the official grand opening of its second store in Scarborough with a charity BBQ. The 18,000 square foot store is set to open at 3750 Lawrence Avenue East, at Scarborough Golf Club Road in Scarborough.

Doors open for Saturday's grand opening at 8 a.m. after a ribbon cutting and speeches. A charity BBQ offering a hot dog and a drink for one dollar starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds to go to support two local causes: The Girls Club at Tecumseh Senior Public School and the Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre.

Store manager Jimy Tsoutouras and his team want to raise funds for these great organizations while celebrating the opening of the store. The fun-filled day will have plenty of free activities for kids of all ages including clowns, music, face painting, balloons, treats, temporary tiger tattoos, in-store specials, and even a visit from the Giant Tiger himself!

"We are all very excited about our second location in Scarborough," says Jeff York, President and COO of Ottawa-based Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Giant Tiger is an affordable and convenient destination for fashion clothing, groceries and everyday basic needs. Our stores are a clean, neat, bright, friendly and fun place to shop. Customers say shopping at Giant Tiger is always a treasure hunt, as new merchandise arrives every week!"

WHAT: Giant Tiger grand opening ceremony

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2009

7:45 a.m.: Opening ceremonies, followed by speeches and the ribbon cutting.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Charity BBQ with all proceeds to The Girls Club at Tecumseh Senior Public School and the Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre

WHERE: 3750 Lawrence Avenue East at Scarborough Golf Club Road, in Scarborough

About Scarborough's new Giant Tiger:

* Located at 3750 Lawrence Avenue East at Scarborough Golf Club Road, Scarborough.
* Has a total of 16,500 square feet.
* Thirty-three new team members hired in both full and part-time positions
* Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* The newest Giant Tiger is the twelfth location in the Greater Toronto Area family. Other locations in the GTA family are: Etobicoke,
Newmarket, Markham, Stouffville, Brampton, Acton, Mississauga, Bolton, Ajax, Oshawa and the inaugural Scarborough Giant Tiger location on Kennedy Road.

About Giant Tiger
Giant Tiger is a leading Canadian family discount store, providing fashion clothing, groceries and everyday basic needs at everyday low prices. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to 194 locations across Canada and employs 6,500 team members. The friendly store with the iconic bright yellow logo is more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers. Giant Tiger has as long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2007, Giant Tiger donated more than $2-million to more than 700 local associations across Canada.

/For further information: For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com and www.gtboutique.com.

For media inquiries contact:

Dave Thorpe, Vice-President, Marketing, Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Phone: 613-521-8222 ext. 2355
Email: dthorpe@gianttiger.ca

Christina A. Marshall, APR, Vivant Communications
Phone: 416-686-4116
Email: info@vivantcommunications.ca

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