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Hudson’s Bay Giving Day Returns April 2 with a National Reach

TORONTO, ON (March 31, 2015) – With a commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live, work, and operate, Hudson’s Bay is proud to expand Hudson’s Bay Giving Day in support of local charities across Canada. On Thursday, April 2, all 90 Hudson’s Bay stores will participate in Giving Day to help raise funds and awareness for organizations within their respective towns and cities.  Event tickets are sold by each participating charity, with all sales directly benefiting that organization.  In addition, customers can purchase tickets in-store on Giving Day with those tickets sales supporting local charities and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the HBC Foundation.

Hudson’s Bay has partnered withnumerous charitable organizations for the event across Canada. Some of the participating charities across Canada include:

Vancouver (Downtown)

  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Arts Umbrella
  • Variety – The Children’s Charity
  • GOH Ballet
  • A Loving Spoonful
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

Calgary (Downtown)

  • Children’s Wish of Canada
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • SHARP Foundation

Edmonton Southgate

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Children’s Wish Foundation
  • Excel Resources
  • Junior Women’s League
  • Kara Resources
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Schizophrenia Society
  • Stars Air Ambulance

Toronto (Queen Street)

  • Toronto Humane Society
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto
  • Corsage Project (affiliated with Children’s Aid Society)
  • LivWise Foundation (with Samara of Forest Hill Collegiate)

With the purchase of an event ticket, shoppers will have access to exclusive storewide offers, in-store activations, contests and more. Ticket holders will receive special discounts* including:

-10% off cosmetics and fragrances, small and major appliances, patio, cookware, kitchen gadgets and confectionary

-20% off men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, footwear, jewelry, linen, TOPSHOP
and TOPMAN when they use their Hudson’s Bay Credit Card or Hudson’s Bay MasterCard, or 15% off with any other form of payment.

* Some exclusions may apply. See in-store for full details

Ticket holders will also have the opportunity to enter the National Giving Day Contest and win one $5000 gift card, selected by random draw.

Tickets are $5 and are available for purchase directly from participating charities from now until April 2nd.


About Hudson’s Bay Company

Hudson’s Bay Company, founded in 1670, is North America’s longest continually operated company. Today, HBC offers customers a range of retailing categories and shopping experiences primarily in the United States and Canada. Our leading banners – Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH – offer a compelling assortment of apparel, accessories, shoes, beauty and home merchandise. Hudson’s Bay is Canada’s most prominent department store with 90 full-line locations, two outlet stores and Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., four Lord & Taylor outlet locations and Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent luxury specialty retailers, comprises 39 U.S. stores, five international licensed stores and OFF 5TH offers value-oriented merchandise through 79 U.S. stores and Home Outfitters is Canada’s largest kitchen, bed and bath specialty superstore with 67 locations. Hudson’s Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HBC”.


Katie Mills
Specialist, Public Relations, Hudson’s Bay
Phone: (416) 256 – 5114