Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

May 05, 2011 07:01 ET

RETRANSMISSION: Giant Tiger Celebrates 50th Anniversary Year at Each Store Across Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - On Saturday May 7, 2011, Giant Tiger Stores Limited is celebrating its 50th anniversary year at each store across Canada.

In Ottawa the day's events include a proclamation by Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson that May 7 is Giant Tiger Day, at noon where the first Giant Tiger store opened 50 years ago, at 98 George Street. This will be immediately followed by the presentation of a cheque for $50,000 from Giant Tiger to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the recipient of Giant Tiger's Online Charity Vote celebrating Giant Tiger's 50th anniversary.

"The 50th anniversary is an exciting milestone to have attained and a great excuse for a celebration to thank Giant Tiger customers for their support," says Andy Gross, Giant Tiger Stores Limited President and CEO.

WHO:Giant Tiger/Tigre Géant stores across Canada
WHAT:Giant Tiger 50th anniversary celebrations
In Giant Tiger tradition, each store is holding a charity barbeque with all proceeds going to local charities. There will also be fun family activities, free giveaways, food, entertainment and lots of great deals.
WHEN:Saturday, May 7, 2011
(See below for contact details for specific times and activities at each store)
WHERE:Each of Giant Tiger's 201 stores across Canada.
For store addresses, visit http://gianttiger.com/en/storelocator.php

About Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger is a leading 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 201 locations across Canada, of which 53 are in Quebec. Over 7,000 team members are employed by the company.

The friendly store with the iconic yellow logo is more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2010, Giant Tiger donated over $2 million across more than 700 local associations across Canada, please visit www.gianttiger.com/fr/ or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tigregeant.

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