Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters

August 20, 2013 13:33 ET

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters to Open in Prince George September 6, 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2013) - With construction crews hard at work, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters (@wholesalesport) has announced the grand opening of a new store in downtown Prince George. The event will kick off with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013.

"It was critical for us to be open in time for hunting season," said Wholesale Sports Chief Operating Officer, Glenn Bingley. "We know how passionate the Prince George community is about the great outdoors, and come September 6 Wholesale Sports will be open and fully stocked for the fall hunting season."

Crews have been working almost around the clock to complete building renovations and prepare the store for opening. "Everyone - from the city officials and administrators to the general contractors, subcontractors and trades people - has really worked hard to make sure the store will be ready for our grand opening."

According to Bingley, the major construction activity will be completed over the next few weeks as the store set up and merchandising begins. "Our store manager and his team are now in place and our merchandising team is on the ground setting up fixtures and getting product on the shelves."

"We are extremely excited to be opening in Prince George and have enjoyed connecting with the community. More than 90% of our employees in Prince George have been hired locally and have a deep understanding of the regional terrain. Most importantly, they live and breathe the outdoor lifestyle which makes them exceptional ambassadors for Wholesale Sports."

The new 35,000 square foot store located in the downtown core in Redwood Plaza Square on Victoria Street will feature northern B.C.'s largest selection of hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor gear.

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calgary-based, UFA Co- operative Limited. With 12 stores in western Canada, Wholesale Sports is a multi-channel retailer dedicated to the sportsmen and women who have a passion for hunting, camping and fishing and a love of the great outdoors. Our customers recognize WSS as the best place to purchase quality gear, get expert advice and share the obsession of being in the woods, on the water or on the trail.

Contact Information

  • UFA Co-operative Limited
    Amanda Bates
    Director, Communications and Brand
    Direct: 403-570-4169
    Mobile: 403-819-4462
    amanda.bates@ufa.com