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Apr 16, 2019, 09:08 ET Finger Food Debuts Immersive AR App for MEC's New Flagship Store in Toronto

Finger Food Studios has partnered with MEC, Canada's go-to place for outdoor gear and know-how, to launch an immersive and high-fidelity augmented reality experience. The application leverages assets ...


Mar 22, 2019, 09:00 ET MEC Toronto gears up to open relocated flagship store on Queen Street West this April

New 35,750-square-foot outdoor retail destination offers greater accessibility and wider assortment of unique products and services for active Torontonians TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - MEC,...


Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 ET MEC to launch adventure travel tours around the world this spring

MEC Adventures will bring Canadians seeking cultural experiences and outdoor adventure to destinations such as Nepal, Costa Rica, Patagonia and Morocco VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - MEC, Canada's...


Nov 20, 2018, 07:00 ET MEC to open new store in downtown Saskatoon's Midtown in Spring 2020

The Co-op's first location in Saskatchewan will bring MEC closer to more members in the Prairie region VANCOUVER, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - MEC will open a new 20,000 square-foot store in Saskatoon in...


Oct 23, 2018, 09:00 ET Outdoor industry marketing paints false picture of participation, retailer's research reveals

MEC challenges myths around outdoor recreation as part of push for greater diversity and inclusion VANCOUVER, Oct. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - A recent national survey1 commissioned by MEC – Canada's go-to...


Aug 28, 2018, 11:00 ET MEC opens Calgary South store in time for Labour Day long weekend

Part of MEC's increased investment in the Calgary market, the new Seton store opens after close to $1M in funding for community projects in the region CALGARY, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - MEC (Mountain...


Oct 24, 2017, 09:00 ET MEC breaks ground on new flagship store at eastern gateway to Olympic Village

Outdoor retailer partners with Beedie on 60,000 sq. ft. development; sees "synergy" with area VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - MEC, Canada's go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration,...


Jun 21, 2017, 08:00 ET Ditch the Guidebook: MEC Launches Multi-Filter Website to Inspire Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor retailer's Good Times Outside website celebrates Canada's 150+ by spotlighting unique outdoor activities across the nation TORONTO, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's go-to place for outdoor...


May 02, 2017, 09:00 ET MEC moves to new prairie- and city-inspired store in Edmonton Brewery District

Outdoor retailer increases retail area 40 per cent, expands product, service and community offerings with new Edmonton flagship VANCOUVER, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - MEC, Edmonton's go-to place for outdoor...


Nov 28, 2016, 08:00 ET MEC supports Ontarians to get outside with new North York store; third in GTA

Long-awaited 34,000-sq.-ft. Sheppard Ave East location to serve growing membership across region VANCOUVER, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's go-to place for outdoor gear and know-how, MEC is today...


Nov 10, 2016, 09:00 ET MEC to open second store in Alberta capital, at South Edmonton Common

Outdoor retailer's new 35,000-sq-ft location set to host community at grand opening on Saturday VANCOUVER, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Alberta's go-to-place for outdoor gear and know-how, MEC is doubling...


Oct 27, 2016, 07:39 ET MEC continues to inspire Quebecois to stay active by opening new store in Laval

Fifth store in Quebec for outdoor retailer to support 69,000 local members. MONTREAL, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - MEC, Canada's go-to place for outdoor gear and know-how and the country's best brand ...


Oct 03, 2016, 08:00 ET MEC opens relocated and expanded London store at 1051 Wellington Road

Outdoor retailer doubles size of old location; expands active lifestyle product and service offering VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - London's go-to place for outdoor gear and know-how, MEC is now...


Sep 30, 2016, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media invitation - Think Outside Summit by the MEC Outdoor Nation: 75 young people passionate to get others active outdoors!/

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On October 1st and 2nd, MEC Outdoor Nation's Think Outside Summit will see 75 young people aged 18 to 35 meet at Îles-de-Boucherville National Park to enjoy...


Sep 27, 2016, 08:30 ET Media invitation - Think Outside Summit by the MEC Outdoor Nation: 75 young people passionate to get others active outdoors!

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On October 1st and 2nd, MEC Outdoor Nation's Think Outside Summit will see 75 young people aged 18 to 35 meet at Îles-de-Boucherville National Park to enjoy...


Jul 19, 2016, 11:30 ET MEC to open new stores in south Calgary and west Calgary within three years

Outdoor retailer gears up to open new locations in Seton in fall 2018, Medicine Hill in 2019 VANCOUVER, July 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Calgary's go-to place for outdoor gear and know-how, MEC, today announced ...


Apr 20, 2016, 11:00 ET Anticipation ends as MEC opens doors to its first store in the Okanagan

Kelowna to celebrate grand opening Saturday of new store at Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre KELOWNA, BC, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ - With more than 40,000 MEC members in the Okanagan growing anticipation...


Mar 24, 2016, 09:00 ET MEC to open a second store in Alberta capital at South Edmonton Common

Outdoor retailer's 35,000-sq-ft Edmonton South location will be more accessible to more people VANCOUVER, March 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The Alberta capital will soon see a second MEC store in the city as...


Oct 15, 2015, 08:00 ET MEC launches first resort ski and snowboard collection after decades in backcountry snowsports

Olympian Roz Groenewoud and pro-snowboarder Mark Sollors partner with Canadian outdoor retailer to launch new resort-focused collection and bring awareness to climate change VANCOUVER, Oct. 15, 2015...


Mar 26, 2015, 08:00 ET Because outside is the best side: MEC is stoked to announce first ever MEC Outdoor Nation Weekends in Toronto and Montreal, with hundreds of young

VANCOUVER, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - MEC Outdoor Nation Weekends are coming to Toronto and Montreal, turning city landmarks into overnight campout parties for the outside tribe. 150 young adults will...


Oct 08, 2014, 08:45 ET MEC factory employees see benefits in time for Fair Trade Month in October

VANCOUVER, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - October is Fair Trade Month and leading Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is encouraging shoppers to Buy Fair, Be Fair. Factory employees in...