SASKATOON, SK, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Join Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) President,
Robert Johnston, as he presents a $50,000 cheque to the Canadian Sport Centre
of Saskatchewan. The donation is part of the company's commitment to support
local amateur athletes in their quest to reach the podium.
Who: Robert Johnston, President, Hbc
Peter Bailey, Zellers store manager
Shirley Kowalski, Chair of the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan.
Lisa Franks, Canadian National Wheelchair Basketball player
What: $50,000 cheque presentation to Saskatchewan Sport Centre
When: Monday January 7, 2008
2:30 pm CT
Centre at Circle and Eight
3510 8th Street East, Unit 1
Hbc intends to raise $20 million to amateur athletes and elite training
facilities, including the Canadian Sport Centre of Saskatchewan, over a period
of seven years. To date, the Company has raised $5.8 million through in store
events, as well as the annual Hbc Run for Canada, which takes place in
15 cities across Canada, including Saskatoon. Funds raised through the Hbc Run
for Canada are donated to athletes in the form of bursaries.
Hbc is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer,
operating in department store (the Bay), mass merchandise (Zellers), specialty
(Home Outfitters and Designer Depot) and discount (Fields) formats. With more
than 580 retail outlets and nearly 70,000 associates located in every province
in Canada, Hbc provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great
value, through retail banners focused on exceptional customer service. Hbc is
a Canadian retail leader in corporate social responsibility, and the fifth
annual Hbc CSR report can be found at www.hbc.com.
For further information:
For further information: Katherine Raso, Hbc Public Relations, (416)