Media Alert - President's Choice(R) calls upon hundreds of thousands of Canadians to sign country's largest Canada Day card to the troops

    OTTAWA, June 27 /CNW/ -

    What:  Proudly Canadian, President's Choice(R) shows its appreciation for
           the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces serving in
           Afghanistan as part of the National Capital Commission's Canada
           Day celebrations in the Capital Region. Galen G. Weston will be
           joined by Canada Day festival-goers Eva Avila as well as 30,000
           Canadians (or more!) in signing Canada's largest Happy Canada Day
           banner to the troops. PC(R) will send this banner along with a
           special Canada Day care package to Afghanistan.

    Who:   Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited will
           be joined by:

           Eva Avila, 2006 Canadian Idol Winner and JUNO Award Nominee
           Russell Mills, Chair, National Capital Commission
           Micheline Dubé, Chief Executive Officer, National Capital

    When:  July 1, 2007, 2:30 p.m.

    Where: At the President's Choice(R) Anthem Pavilion in Major's Hill Park,
           Ottawa (just inside the main entrance next to the Chateau Laurier)

    Photo Opportunities:

           -  Galen Weston and guests signing the country's largest Happy
              Canada Day banner to the troops

    President's Choice is also offering a wide range of fun activities for
    all who want to celebrate their heritage on Canada Day:

    President's Choice Canada Day Fireworks:

    -   President's Choice tops off Canada's 140th birthday as title sponsor
        of the Canada Day fireworks display. This year hundreds of thousands
        of Canadians are expected to gather on Parliament Hill and on the
        other official sites in the Capital Region to show their Canadian
        colours by day and marvel at the fireworks spectacle by night.

    President's Choice Anthem Pavilion:

    -   Oh Canada! Let your inner star shine and sing your heart out at the
        President's Choice Anthem Pavilion - karaoke style! In Major's Hill
        Park next to the Chateau Laurier.

    President's Choice Canada Day Photo Crews:

    -   Show off your inner-Canuck as you strike a pose in true Canadiana
        style. Participants will receive a PIN card inviting them to visit to download their photo. Located at Major's Hill
        Park, Jacques-Cartier Park and on Wellington Street across from
        Parliament Hill.

For further information:

For further information: Jessica Kasparian, Manning Selvage & Lee, Main:
(416) 847-1303, Email:; Danielle Rouleau, Loblaw
Companies Limited, Direct: (905) 459-2500 x3639, Email:

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