Giant Tiger to celebrate grand opening of store in New Minas with barbecue to raise money for local food bank
New Minas, NS – Oct. 13, 2010 – On Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, Giant Tiger Stores Limited is hosting a charity barbecue to celebrate the official grand opening of its first store in New Minas. The 20,000 square foot store is set to open at 18 Millett Drive.
Doors open for Saturday’s grand opening at 8 a.m., after a ribbon cutting and speeches. A charity barbecue offering a hot dog and a drink for one dollar starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds to go to support the Fundy Interchurch Food Bank.
Store manager Dax Kurtz and his team want to raise funds to help those in need while celebrating the opening of the store. The fun-filled day will have plenty of free activities for kids of all ages including clowns, music, face painting, balloons, treats, temporary tiger tattoos, in-store specials, and even a visit from the Giant Tiger himself!
"We are all very excited about our new location in New Minas," says Andy Gross, President and Chief Executive Officer of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Customers in and around New Minas will find us an affordable and convenient destination for fashion clothing, groceries and everyday basic needs. Giant Tiger is an affordable and convenient destination for fashion clothing, groceries and everyday basic needs. It is a clean, neat, bright and friendly place to shop. Our customers say shopping at Giant Tiger is always a treasure hunt! Giant Tiger has what’s new and what’s hot at very affordable prices.”
WHAT: Giant tiger grand opening ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010
7:45 a.m.: Opening ceremonies, followed by speeches and the ribbon cutting.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Charity barbecue with all proceeds going to Fundy Interchurch Food Bank.
WHERE: 18 Millett Drive in New Minas
About New Minas’ Giant Tiger:
- Located at 18 Millett Drive, New Minas.
- Has just over 20,000 square feet.
- Thirty-five new team members hired in both full and part-time positions.
- Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About Giant Tiger
Giant Tiger is a leading Canadian family discount store, providing fashion clothing, groceries and everyday basic needs at everyday low prices. Established in 1961 in Ottawa’s Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to 198 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly store with the iconic yellow tiger logo is more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers. Giant Tiger has as long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2009, Giant Tiger donated more than $2-million to more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com and www.gtboutique.com, or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gianttiger or follow us on Twitter at @GTboutique.
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