Giant Tiger Limited

June 10, 2008 16:52 ET

Giant Tiger to celebrate grand opening of store in Etobicoke

On Saturday, June 14, 2008 Giant Tiger Stores Limited will celebrate the official grand opening of its first store in Etobicoke with a charity BBQ. The new store is located at 2141 Kipling Ave. N.

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Photo Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - On Saturday, June 14, 2008 Giant Tiger Stores Limited will celebrate the official grand opening of its first store in Etobicoke with a charity BBQ. The new store is located at 2141 Kipling Ave. N., just north of Rexdale Blvd.

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 go to support the local Community and Family Services Program run by the Salvation Army; food provided through the program to local families in need is presently in short supply following smoke and water damage from a fire at the Salvation Army's GTA distribution centre warehouse in May.

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! Store manager John Delguidice and his team felt this was a great way to carry on the spirit of the day and raise funds for a great local cause at the same time.

"Giant Tiger has been very active in our stores' surrounding communities for almost 50 years," says Jeff York, President and COO of Ottawa-based Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "We are pleased to help families in need in Etobicoke by supporting the Salvation Army's local Community and Family Services Program. Our new store in Etobicoke will carry on Giant Tiger's proud tradition of offering customers a unique mix of current fashion merchandise at outstanding prices combined with home products and fantastic food values. Our stores are local, convenient and all-Canadian."

Customers can expect a bright, clean, convenient, and friendly shopping experience, plus Giant Tiger's famous everyday low prices.

WHAT: Giant Tiger grand opening ceremony

WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2008

* Speeches and ribbon cutting: 7:45 a.m.
* Charity BBQ: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: 2141 Kipling Ave. N., Etobicoke, just north of Rexdale Bvld.

About Etobicoke's new Giant Tiger:

* Located at 2141 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke
* 17,000 square feet
* 27 new team members hired in both full and part-time positions
* Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* The newest Giant Tiger will be the tenth location in the Greater Toronto Area family. Etobicoke's Giant Tiger joins the GTA family, with
locations in: Newmarket, Markham, Stouffville, Scarborough, Brampton, Acton, Mississauga, Bolton, Ajax, and soon Oshawa.

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 188 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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