MEDIA ADVISORY - CONGRATULATIONS: Chatham Wins the President's Choice® BBQTown Grand Prize Event

CHATHAM, ON, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX:L): Canadians got busy voting in the President's Choice® BBQTown Contest in the hopes to bring a massive one of a kind BBQ party to their town!  For their efforts Chatham is the lucky community that will host the President's Choice® BBQTown Grand Prize Event on August 11!

Chatham will receive a BBQ party in their town for up to 5,000 people with fantastic food, hosted by Chef Tom Filippou, Executive Chef for President's Choice® Cooking Schools and Bob Blumer, host of Food Network Canada's World's Weirdest Restaurants.  There will be a performance by multi-platinum, JUNO Award winning recording group Hedley, and on behalf of the community, $25,000 will be donated to President's Choice® Children's Charity to support a local nutrition program. To top it all off, Chatham residents will attempt to set a new Guinness World Records® achievement for the most hamburgers assembled in one hour!

Nine other communities will win a secondary prize which includes a stop on the President's Choice® BBQTown Tour:

  • Fredericton, NB
  • Hampton, NB
  • Orangeville, ON
  • Mississauga, ON
  • St. Thomas, ON
  • Strathmore, AB
  • Sturgeon Falls, ON
  • Sudbury, ON
  • Truro, NS

Log on to on June 21st to find out where and when the BBQ party will be happening in each town!

These nine lucky communities will get a free BBQ party for up to 2,000 people in their town, complete with our best President's Choice® BBQ grill items, a visit from the PC Ice Cream Shop truck, and free family entertainment such as a balloon animal artists and a fire juggler!

Have fun all summer long with President's Choice® products and visit for great recipes! Don't forget to 'Like' us on Facebook and 'Follow' us on Twitter! Twitter hash tag - #PCBBQTown.

About Loblaw Companies Limited TSX: L

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 135 000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice®, no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC® points loyalty program.

About Hedley:
Hedley's recent highlights include: near double platinum certification for Storms (2011); awarded 'Pop Album of the Year' at the 2012 JUNO Awards; double platinum certifications for every previous studio album; over 1,500,000 digital singles sold; 15 career JUNO nominations and two wins, twelve consecutive #1 videos at Much Music; multiple Top 10 singles; and listed as one of the top 100 touring artists in the world of 2010 (Pollstar, October 18, 2010).

SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information:

Sarah Bush
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
(416) 413-4759

Public Relations Department
Loblaw Companies Limited
(905) 459-2500


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