Giant Tiger Announces Partnership with Dress for Success Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2013) - In celebration of International Women's Day on
March 8, Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce our partnership with Dress for Success Ottawa.

Giant Tiger Presents: Developing Your Personal Style is a series of interactive workshops that focuses on teaching participants the fundamentals of dressing for work with an emphasis on such key topics as shopping to budget, style vs. fashion and how to stretch your wardrobe pieces. These sessions will wrap up with an in-store shopping experience for participants hosted by our Giant Tiger Stylists.

"We are so proud of the women who are a part of Dress for Success. Entering or re-entering the workforce after a prolonged absence can be a very daunting proposition," offers Lauren Moir, Vice President of Marketing at Giant Tiger. "The program that we are sponsoring is a natural extension of our brand values. We really want women to understand that dressing for work does not have to be costly. By choosing key pieces and shopping "smart" everyone can be work wear ready!"

"Dress for Success Ottawa is thrilled to have Giant Tiger as the Title Sponsor of our Developing Your Personal Style Sessions," says Maureen O'Neill, Dress for Success Ottawa Board Member and Co-Chair of Fund Development. "Giant Tiger's commitment to making a difference in the lives of women in the Ottawa community is commendable and makes them an ideal partner for us. We look forward to collaborating with Giant Tiger to meet our mutual objective to fulfill the universal desire of women to become self-sufficient and independent for themselves and their families."

About Dress for Success Ottawa

Dress for Success Ottawa is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that provides professional attire, a network of support and the tools to help women thrive in work and life. Dress for Success Ottawa opened its doors in 2011 to serve economically disadvantaged women who are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce in the National Capital Region. Through the Suiting Program, Dress Rehearsal Program and Professional Women's Group, they are giving women an opportunity to gain skills and confidence to help change their lives and the lives of their families. Since January 2011, Dress for Success Ottawa has provided more than 450 suitings, assisting Ottawa women who are taking that step to secure their own economic independence. For more information please visit www.dressforsuccess.org/ottawa, follow us on Facebook - Dress for Success Ottawa National Capital Region and Twitter @DFSOttawa.

About Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger is Canada's low price Giant! We are the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs. 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. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member that knows the community. In addition, in 2001 the North West Company entered into a franchise agreement with Giant Tiger Stores Limited for NWC to open and operate Giant Tiger stores in Western Canada. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow Tiger logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities and corporate stewardship. In 2012, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations and charities across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gianttiger or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

We'll beat anyone! That's our Giant Value Guarantee.

Giant Tiger, a proud Canadian company since… FOREVER! #CanadaPROUD

Media Contacts:

Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Janie Aker
Manager, Public Relations and Community Activation
jaker@gianttiger.com
www.gianttiger.com

Dress for Success Ottawa
Visnja Zaborski Breton
Director of Marketing and Communications
pat_visnja@sympatico.ca
www.dressforsuccess.org/ottawa

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