OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 -- In celebration of International Women's Day Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce the winners of our International Women's Day Contest.
Giant Tiger ran a Facebook contest inviting people to submit an essay on a woman in their life whom they believe should be honoured as the Giant Tiger International Woman of the Year. Each recipient won a Giant Tiger gift card as well as a Dove gift basket. Additionally a $1,000 donation to the CURE Foundation has been made on behalf of the winners.
"We received a ton of entries for this contest," said Lauren Moir, Vice President of Marketing for Giant Tiger, "and yet we were not surprised by the volume of entries submitted. There are so many amazing Canadian women out there. I personally read every essay submitted and it was an honour to get to know these phenomenal women."
Giant Tiger's International Woman of the Year: Eleanor Dean of Scarborough, Ontario:
Eleanor was chosen for her strong spirit at such a young age and her unwavering commitment to her family. She exemplifies the meaning of selflessness through a love of others before herself. Faced with choices life had given her, she reacted with strength beyond her years and continues to do so. The gift she gave her sister is palpable in the essay that was submitted and we are very pleased to award Eleanor with our first prize in the "Giant Tiger Woman of the Year" contest.
2nd place winner: Hilda Doetzel of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Our 2nd place prize is posthumously awarded to Hilda. Hilda was chosen as a very powerful example of true Canadian grit and determination. Hilda possessed a strong pioneer work ethic and a love of family. She is an inspiration to us all.
3rd place winner: Betty Barry of Derby Junction, New Brunswick
Betty was chosen for her winning and ever present spirit. At 81 she has not let the world pass her by, she has embraced it! Betty is well known in her hometown for her smile and positive outlook on life. Betty's daughter and nominator, describes her as the rock of the family. Betty's love of family, friends and community shines in everything she does.
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.
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