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Saluting Our Hockey Heros: Canadian Tire Congratulates Hayley Wickenheiser And Sport Chek Congratulates Meaghan Mikkelson As They Bring Home Gold

Canadian Tire Donates $10,000 to Jumpstart Charities For Goals Scored by Wickenheiser at Sochi 2014

Sponsored-Athletes Ensure 100 Canadian Kids Are Enrolled In Sports This Year

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - As premiere national partners of the Canadian Olympic Team, Canadian Tire congratulates Hayley Wickenheiser and Sport Chek congratulates Meaghan Mikkelson on their gold medal win for Canada's Women's Ice Hockey Team at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

The teams at Canadian Tire, Sport Chek and Sports Experts join Canadians from coast-to-coast in celebrating the women's successful defence of their 2010 Olympic title. In addition to congratulatory well wishes, last month Canadian Tire and Sport Chek announced that they would be opening up their wallets - pledging a $5,000 donation to Jumpstart Charities for each and every goal scored by Wickenheiser and Mikkelson in their qualifying games. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charitable program that has helped over 675,000 financially disadvantaged kids to participate in organized sport and recreational programs since 2005.

Proud supporters of the Canadian Olympic Team, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek and Sports Experts are passionate about sports because it has been part of its DNA for 90 years. The Family of Companies has everything athletes of all skill and enthusiasm levels need to be involved in their favourite sport whether its families or friends playing together or athletes pushing themselves to new accomplishments.

About Canadian Tire Corporation Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC.a) (TSX:CTC) is a Family of Companies that includes Canadian Tire Retail, PartSource, Gas+, FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, Pro Hockey Life, National Sports, S3 and Atmosphere), Mark's, Canadian Tire Financial Services, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. With nearly 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast, our primary retail business categories - Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing and Apparel - are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division. More than 85,000 people are employed across the Canadian Tire enterprise, which was founded in 1922 and remains one of Canada's most recognized and trusted brands. Canadian Tire Retail, Sport Chek and Sports Experts are proud to be Premier National Partners of the Canadian Olympic Team. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.

About Jumpstart Charities Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charitable program dedicated to providing financially disadvantaged kids with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sport and recreation. With an extensive, national network of more than 332 local chapters, Jumpstart helps families in communities across Canada by covering the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation.

Supported by the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, which includes Canadian Tire, Partsource, Gas+, Sport Chek, Atmosphere, Mark's and Canadian Tire Financial Services, Jumpstart has enabled nearly 700,000 Canadian kids to get in the game since 2005. For more information or to lend your support, visit Jumpstart.CanadianTire.ca.

SOURCE CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION, LIMITED

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