Opening Day to feature entertainment and special offers
WINNIPEG, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - On November 28, IKEA Canada will welcome
Winnipeg into their spectacular new 395,671 square foot store. The
celebration begins with opening ceremonies at 8:20 a.m. Special guests
include Premier Greg Selinger, Mayor Sam Katz, Swedish Consul General
Neil Carlson, representatives from IKEA Canada as well as Elder Elmer
Courchene who will perform a welcoming blessing in honour of Manitoba's
rich cultural heritage.
"IKEA Winnipeg co-workers are ready to open the doors of our brand new
store," says Stephen Bobko, IKEA Winnipeg Store Manager. "We are
thrilled with the support we've received from the community and are
happy that we will be able to offer our Winnipeg customers a truly
inspiring and convenient shopping experience."
All customers can enjoy special offers on opening day and through the
weekend. On opening day, the retailer will be rewarding the first 1,000
fans in line with mystery boxes that will contain a $75 IKEA gift card
and an allen key. Five lucky customers who have golden allen keys will
be eligible to try their luck at winning either a $1,000 IKEA gift card
or a grand prize of a $5,000 IKEA gift card at 7:30 a.m. Customers will
be welcome to start lining up at 12:01 a.m. on November 28.
The opening ceremonies will also celebrate IKEA Canada's 16 year
partnership with Tree Canada. Kerri Molinaro, IKEA Canada President
will be presenting Tree Canada Representative, Dorothy Dobbie with a
IKEA Winnipeg grand opening ceremonies
500 Sterling Lyon Parkway
November 28, 2012
Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:20 a.m.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. Winners of in-line contest
8:05 a.m. 350 IKEA Winnipeg coworkers celebrate outside store
8:25 a.m. Flag raising ceremony with singers and choirs
8:35 a.m. Premier Selinger and Mayor Katz speaking
8:45 a.m. IKEA Canada President, Kerri Molinaro, presenting Tree Canada
with a cheque
8:55 a.m. Traditional Aboriginal performance
9:00 a.m. Premier Selinger and Mayor Katz cutting the official ribbon
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 325 stores in 40
countries worldwide, which are visited by 734 million people every
year. IKEA Canada has 11 stores which are visited by over 25 million
people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 904
million visitors. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to
offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so
low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on
IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
SOURCE: IKEA Canada
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