Media Advisory: Giant Tiger is Proud of Canada and Canada Proud!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwire - June 28, 2012) - Giant Tiger has been a proud Canadian company since FOREVER! Giant Tiger's journey in Canadian retailing began more than 50 years ago in 1961, expanding far beyond its eastern and Quebec roots to become Canada's premier franchising success story. Today, Giant Tiger roars across the country with over 200 stores and employs over 7,000 people nationwide.

"In true patriotic spirit, Giant Tiger calls attention to 200 years of triumph as this year marks the War of 1812 Bicentennial," states Andy Gross, President and CEO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "This historical war is a vital part of our Canadian heritage and therefore we say Thank You to the Canadian troops who served our country then and still do so today." For more information on activities in honour of The War of 1812 Bicentennial and historical data, please search online for the website "Visit 1812".

Your "save on everything" store is Proudly Canadian and it shows! The red maple leaf is a staple built into our corporate branding. Our first store and Home Office are based in Ottawa, Canada's Capital. In November 2011, Giant Tiger was the recipient of Hydro Ottawa's Companies for Conservation Award. In 2010, Mr. Gordon Reid, Chairman and Founder of Giant Tiger Stores Limited, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Retail Council of Canada. Giant Tiger is the largest Canadian Family Owned discount retailer.

For store hours over the Canada Day weekend, please go to Giant Tiger's website for more details.

Happy Birthday Canada!

Giant Tiger - a proudly Canadian company since....wait for it....FOREVER!!!

Giant Tiger is Canada Proud and we want you to Join in the conversation on Twitter and tell us your Canadian Proud moments. Tweet at us @gtboutique and tell us what you'll be doing on Canada Day. Be sure to include hashtag #CanadaPROUD in your message. We too will be joining in and highlighting our Canadian Proud moments over our 51 year history.

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 or join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.
Because every day is Canada Day with Giant Tiger. #CanadaPROUD

Media Contact:

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Janie Aker
Manager, Public Relations and Community Activation



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