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Giant Tiger celebrating anniversary with virtual concert

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Giant Tiger is celebrating a milestone anniversary with a virtual concert.

The popular, Canadian-owned retailer is celebrating its 60th anniversary of servicing Canadian communities with a concert that will be livestreaming on the company’s Facebook page.

In 1961, the first Giant Tiger opened in the Byward Market in the nation’s capital. Over the last 60 years, the company has grown and expanded, having reached 260 locations across the country.

“We are proud to celebrate 60-years of being a Canadian-owned, family discount retailer,” Paul Wood, president and CEO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited, said in a news release.

“This milestone reflects our roots in communities and our ability to grow with Canadians over time. Looking ahead, we remain focused on making it easy and fun for all Canadians to shop smart and save smart every day either in-store or online. This purpose, together with our unwavering commitment to our customers and communities, has been at the heart of Giant Tiger for 60 years and will continue to be who we are for many more,” he continued.

To celebrate, the company is putting together a concert on Monday (May 3) that will feature performances from iconic Canadian artists such as, Lawrence Gowan from The Styx, River Town Saints, country music singers Kalsey Kulyk and Eric Ethridge, as well as Vincent Vallières and Guylaine Tanguay.

“Our virtual birthday party gives us a chance to connect with and celebrate with people across the country with performances by iconic Canadian artists. We cannot think of a better way to kick off the next 60 years of our iconic brand,” Cindy-Lynn Steele, senior vice president of Marketing and Strategy for Giant Tiger Stores Limited, said in the same release.

“This celebration will help bring people together to commemorate our sixtieth and to share fond memories of Giant Tiger throughout the years.  It’s our way of saying thank you to our customers and our communities for allowing us to continue to serve them and do what we do best,” she continued.

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