Congratulations to Sport Chek Employee Atsuko Tanaka For 12th Place Finish in Debut Of Women's Ski Jumping at Sochi 2014

Canadian Tire Family of Companies Congratulate Sport Chek-Employee on Cheer-Worthy Women's Ski Jump Performance at Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - As premiere national partners of the Canadian Olympic Team, Sport Chek, Sports Experts and Canadian Tire congratulate Atsuko Tanaka on her 12th place finish in the inaugural Women's Ski Jumping competition. Tanaka, a Sport Chek employee, was ranked 28th in the world leading into the Games and second in Canada.

Tanaka works at the Sport Chek store at the Crowford Crossing Shopping Centre and trains at the Canada Olympic Park. She previously competed for Japan until the International Olympic Committee announced that Women's Ski Jumping would be introduced at Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Tanaka decided she wanted to represent Canada in the current World Cup circuit and at Sochi 2014, and accepted a position at Sport Chek because it offered her flexible work hours around her busy training schedule. Her colleagues at the store and at home office could not be more proud of her accomplishments.

Proud supporters of the Canadian Olympic Team, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek and Sports Experts are passionate about sports because it has been part of its DNA for 90 years. The Family of Companies has everything athletes of all skill and enthusiasm levels need to be involved in their favourite sport whether it's families or friends playing together or athletes pushing themselves to new accomplishments.

About Canadian Tire Corporation
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC.a) (TSX:CTC) is a Family of Companies that includes Canadian Tire Retail, PartSource, Gas+, FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, Pro Hockey Life, National Sports, S3 and Atmosphere), Mark's, Canadian Tire Financial Services, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. With more than 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast, our primary retail business categories - Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing and Apparel - are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division. More than 85,000 people are employed across the Canadian Tire enterprise, which was founded in 1922 and remains one of Canada's most recognized and trusted brands. Canadian Tire Retail, Sport Chek and Sports Experts are proud to be Premier National Partners of the Canadian Olympic Team. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.

SOURCE: Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

For further information:

Brendon Arnold
D: (403) 831-2381
Brendon.Arnold@fglsports.com

Carol Endicott
D: (416) 480-3367, C: (647) 625-5476
Carol.Endicott@cantire.com

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