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Giant Tiger signs on as parasport partner for Renfrew County 2023 Ontario Winter Games

The sponsorship was initiated and driven by Giant Tiger's DEI committee and employee resource groups (ERGs)

Who: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

What: The discount retailer is the official Parasport Partner for the Renfrew County 2023 Ontario Winter Games, taking place in Renfrew County over the first two weekends of February.

Giant Tiger will support the more than 2,000 athletes,1,000 sporting staff and nearly 5,000 visitors who will be travelling to Renfrew County to participate in the multi-sport event for youth.

This year's Games consist of 22 sports taking place at venues throughout the county and into Ottawa, including three parasports: sledge hockey, para-alpine and para-cross country skiing.

Giant Tiger's sponsorship was initiated and driven by the work of its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) committee and employee resource groups (ERG), focused on accessibility. 

"Giant Tiger believes in a people-centric, grassroots approach to DEI, where all employees feel open and encouraged to share their voice and participate in the strengthening and bettering of our organization," Christine Penhale, chair of Giant Tiger's ERG focused on accessibility, said in a statement. "What is so special about this sponsorship is that it was started and led by our own DEI Employee Resource Group, which has a mandate of accessibility. We believe this sponsorship represents an opportunity to celebrate not just the Winter Games, but also the difference OUR PEOPLE are making locally as a part of Giant Tiger's broader commitment to breaking down barriers within the communities we call home."

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