Media Advisory: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Receives a Donation of Over $26,000!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - June 14, 2013) - Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce a donation of $26,339.25 to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. This donation represents a portion of sales from the Giant Tiger Charity Cookbooks sold at Giant Tiger stores across Canada.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited has a long standing relationship with The Children's Wish Foundation and has made them their charity of choice for a number of different initiatives. "The Children's Wish Foundation is a great fit for Giant Tiger" offers Lauren Moir, Vice President Marketing Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Giant Tiger stores are connected and committed to the communities we serve and the reach and impact that The Children's Wish Foundation has in the lives of Canadian children and their families is incredible."

The official cheque presentation, on June 11, was hosted at the Giant Tiger on Kennedy Rd. in Scarborough Ontario by owner Greg Hooper and was attended by Christie May; Development Officer The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and of course featured a cameo appearance by Friendly the Giant Tiger.

About Giant Tiger

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 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 who knows the community. In 2001 the North West Company entered into a franchise agreement with Giant Tiger Stores Limited 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. In 2012, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations and charities across Canada

Giant Tiger checks out as Canada's low price Giant with our low prices every day, price matching, Claw Backs throughout the store and the no time limit return policy. 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 and on Four Square Giant Tiger Stores.

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

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

  1. Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 19,000 children and their families.
  2. This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

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Media Contact:

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

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