IKEA Canada Celebrates the Grand Opening of IKEA Richmond on April 25th
Opening Day to feature entertainment and special offers
Richmond, British Columbia – IKEA Canada extends an invite for everyone to come celebrate the launch of its newest store in Richmond on April 25th. Take part in the opening ceremonies beginning at 8:20 a.m. and be the first to experience the 1.5 km walk through the new 334,000 sq ft store. In honour of Richmond being Canada’s first market to have an IKEA store, the retailer will be rewarding the first 1,000 fans in line with mystery envelopes that will offer anything from an IKEA hot dog to a $250 IKEA gift card.
“IKEA Richmond co-workers are ready to throw open the doors of the brand new store,” says Maya Abdou, IKEA Richmond Store Manager. “We are thrilled with the support we’ve received from the community and are happy that we will now be able to offer our Richmond customers a truly inspiring and convenient shopping experience.”
The opening ceremonies will feature a flag raising ceremony with anthems and remarks from Linda Reid, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Richmond East. Kerri Molinaro, IKEA Canada President will be presenting Tree Canada President, Mike Rosen with a cheque for $30,000 to celebrate 16 years of partnership. Magicians, face painters and jugglers will be entertaining the crowd and a traditional Lion Dotting Ceremony with Chang Performance will honour Richmond’s cultural community.
What: IKEA Richmond grand opening ceremonies
Where: 3320 Jacombs Road, Richmond
When: April 25th, 2012
Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:20 a.m.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
• Most Valuable Coupon entering the new store – our first-in-line will be presented with a $10,000 gift card and be the first to enter the store
• IKEA Canada President, Kerri Molinaro, presenting Tree Canada with a cheque for $30,000
• MLA for Richmond East, Linda Reid delivering opening remarks
• Ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the new store
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 325 stores in 40 countries worldwide, which are visited by 734 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 11 stores which are visited by over 25 million people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 904 million visitors. Founded in 1943, IKEA’s business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.