OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - Simcoe County Giant Tiger stores in Orillia, Barrie and Midland kick off a Ride for Dad fundraising campaign today to help raise awareness and boost fundraising for prostate cancer.

Orillia Giant Tiger store owner Scott Wilson has launched a Ride for Dad fundraising campaign, and the Giant Tigers in Barrie and Midland will be participating in the initiative. "We are looking forward to working with the communities we call home to help support and raise money for the Ride for Dad organization," he says.

"We are so thankful for the generous support of Giant Tiger," said Garry Janz, president of the Ride for Dad. "The Ride for Dad, like Giant Tiger, gives back to the communities where we are located and we couldn't be prouder to be associated with a company that is making a difference for the fight against prostate cancer here in Simcoe County and right across Canada."

The three stores will host this month long campaign in which customers are encouraged to donate $1 and have their name displayed on a Ride for Dad icon in the store to show support.

Giant Tiger has been a proud supporter of the Ride for Dad organization for 5 years.

To follow the stores' fundraising initiatives, please visit:

About Ride for Dad:

The TELUS Motorcycle Ride for Dad is Canada's largest annual motorcycle event dedicated to fighting prostate cancer through research and awareness. From its humble beginnings, the Ride for Dad has grown to include events in more than 40 cities in every province in the country. Today, more than 250,000 men, women and children have been involved, raising more than $15 million to fight prostate cancer.

About Giant Tiger:

In 1961, Giant Tiger Stores Limited opened its first store in Ottawa. The business was started with a very simple idea - keep the cost of operation low and sell a large volume of merchandise at everyday low prices. It is the adherence to this idea that has allowed Giant Tiger to grow to over 200 stores.

In 1968, another simple idea was incorporated into the Giant Tiger formula - franchising! Today most of our stores are franchised so our valued customers will be better served by having the owner in the store. Giant Tiger franchise owners become members of the community, sharing community concerns and serving community needs. Giant Tiger also helps to bring communities together. In 2014, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations and charities across Canada.

Giant Tiger offers a large assortment of casual clothing and footwear for the entire family including many of the latest fashion items at the lowest possible price. The identical quality and fashion items offered by major chain stores are sold at Giant Tiger often at remarkably lower prices. In addition, Giant Tiger provides everyday needs for families in groceries, confectionery, pet food, cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, toys and health and beauty products.

Giant Tiger checks out as Canada's low price Giant with our low prices every day, Ad Match Guarantee, Clawbacks throughout the store and our no time limit return policy. For more information about the company, please visit, join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

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

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Alison Scarlett
Public Relations and Community Activation