Teen apparel brand Garage hosts exclusive Marianas Trench concert for Ontario high school Corpus Christi, winners of GET LOUD

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MONTREAL, Feb. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - On February 20th, 2011, the Garage brand, known for its flirty casual fashion, hosted an exclusive VIP concert for the students of Corpus Christi High School of Burlington, Ontario.  The school was crowned winner of the video-based "Get Loud" contest, which saw high schools across Canada and south of the border compete for the chance to win a private show by Marianas Trench - the Juno nominated, Canadian pop-rock band.

Launched in September 2010, the "Get Loud" contest asked students to submit videos showcasing their Garage spirit. These videos were cast, directed and edited by the participants themselves. They were posted on the contest's platform, getloud.garage.ca, which also enabled the uploaded content to be shared with friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.  The entries were subject to an online voting process which closed on November 15th, 2010.  The videos generated over 317,900 votes and more than 13,000 comments on the getloud.garage.ca platform. Contest buzz was also generated on the brand's site & Facebook.

The concert took place Sunday night, in Burlington Ontario, where hundreds of excited teenagers rocked out to their favourite Marianas Trench songs.  "Thanks Garage for making this dream come true; our own private concert! We'll remember this forever.", says 16 year-old Kaylin Martin, one of the students who submitted the winning entry.  Garage's marketing team & Toronto's Z-103 were also on location to co-host the event.

Garage continues to connect with its teen customer by bringing fashion, music and creativity to the forefront.  "We think it's important to keep delivering unique, relevant, fun experiences to our teen customers", says Melissa Bissell, Marketing Manager for the Garage brand.   

About Garage

After 35 years in the fashion business, the Garage brand, operating within Groupe Dynamite's umbrella, has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 5 years. This spirited group creates, designs, markets and distributes from its head office located in Montreal, Quebec, and encompasses more than 4,000 employees worldwide. Groupe Dynamite operates over 260 stores across all Canadian provinces, 7 states in the U.S., and most recently has expanded its operations in Dubai U.A.E, with additional locations planned for the Middle East in the near future. 

About Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench is a Juno award nominated Canadian pop-rock band from Vancouver, BC. One week after the band's album Masterpiece Theatre was released, it kicked off at #4 on the Canadian Albums Chart. "Cross My Heart" became the band's second song to hit #1 on both the Much Music Countdown and iTunes Canada charts. In 2009, it was also nominated for four MMVAs and Cross my Heart went platinum in Canada.  The song will soon be heard on US radio stations as the band gets set to heat up the US charts.

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For further information:

Annie Claude Dion
Marketing Coordinator for Garage
Tel. (514) 733-3962 x368
E-mail: adion@dynamite.ca

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