OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Today Giant Tiger officially announces its $145,500 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada. The donation is part of Giant Tiger's Charitable Foundation which supports programs across Canada that benefit youth and families to make a difference in local communities.

"When we look at charitable giving, a core focus is on initiatives that support youth, because happy, healthy and grounded children are the pillars of our communities and hold the key to our future," said Thomas Haig, President and COO, Giant Tiger. "Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is committed to the well-being of children and aims to help them grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in their communities. This goal is in perfect alignment with ours and we hope that our donation can help those in the programs build the skills they need for a brighter future."

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading provider of after-school programs for children and youth. Through an association of Clubs in 625 community locations across Canada, its various programs support the physical, educational and social development of 210,000 young people and their families each year with the goal of helping them become successful, active participants in society.

"At Boys and Girls Clubs, we provide a safe and supportive environment where children of all ages can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life," said Owen Charters, President and CEO, BGCC. "We are very grateful for Giant Tiger's generous donation and know that their contribution is helping young people build a solid foundation for a great future."

To celebrate its donation, Giant Tiger, with the help of Ottawa Sport and Entertainment Group, will hold a special event today (May 31, 2016) at Ottawa's newly renovated Boys and Girls Club at 430 McArthur Ave. In attendance will be BGCC VP of Fund Development, Sue Sheridan; John Pugh, OSEG Partner and Ottawa Fury FC President and Giant Tiger's executive team, including Mr. Haig.

Event Details

The celebratory event will consist of a skills and drills practice for BGC Vanier program participants run by the Ottawa Fury FC Elite Girls Academy, immediately followed by a cheque presentation ceremony, ending with a friendly scrimmage.

3:30-4:00 p.m.: Giant Value snacks
4:00-5:00 p.m.: Practice with Ottawa Fury
5:15-5:30 p.m.: Cheque presentation
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Game against Giant Tiger staff

About Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger is 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 logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but they also help bring communities together.

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About the Boys and Girls of Canada

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is dedicated to supporting and encouraging children and youth as they grow and develop. We are a national charity serving 95 member Clubs that provide services to 210,000 young people in 650 locations across Canada. Our trained staff and volunteers listen to the opinions and ideas of children and youth, applaud their accomplishments, lend support during their struggles and provide ways for them to explore their interests and talents. With this encouragement, young people develop the confidence and sense of belonging that helps them succeed in school, form positive relationships and mature into responsible, caring adults. For 115 years, we have welcomed children, youth and their families into Clubs that reflect the diversity of Canada in small and large cities, and rural and Aboriginal communities. Visit and follow us at and

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