Giant Tiger Supports Lac-Megantic

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - July 16, 2013) - Participating Giant Tiger locations in the province of Quebec will be raising funds and rounding up for the Canadian Red Cross and the residents of Lac-Mégantic.

When customers arrive at the checkout they will be asked if they would like to round up their total to the next dollar and give the difference to the Red Cross. Funds raised will be topped up by Giant Tiger Stores.

"Our thoughts are with the residents, relief and support workers affected by the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic," offers Greg Farrell, President and COO, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Lac-Mégantic is firmly entrenched in the hearts of all Canadians. We are hopeful that the assistance offered will benefit the families and the community at large during this very difficult time."

Giant Tiger Stores Limited is committed to corporate stewardship and supporting its surrounding communities. Through various programs and outreach initiatives Giant Tiger donates more than $2 million dollars annually to more than 700 associations and charities across Canada.

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.

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

Media Contact:

Janie Aker
Manager, Public Relations and Community Activation
jaker@gianttiger.com

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