OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2012) - Giant Tiger President and Chief Operating Officer, Greg Farrell, will be presenting a $50,000 cheque to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at their annual telethon on Thursday morning, November 22 at CTV studios in Ottawa. Being a long-time supporter of the ORCF, this will bring Giant Tiger's total to $450,000 in donations over the span of their relationship with the Foundation.

Thursday's donation will be directed specifically to support the Cancer Coaching Programs at the Maplesoft Center. Past donations have funded essential equipment such as a breast cancer sentinel node biopsy unit, a portable cardiac monitoring unit, cooking for cancer patients Eating Right Programs and diagnostic equipment at various hospitals assisted by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Giant Tiger has been a proud Canadian company since.....FOREVER!

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.

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