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JYSK CANADA CONTINUES LONG-TIME SUPPORT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA WITH $100K DONATION

JYSK has donated $100,000 to Special Olympics Canada, part of its ongoing support of the sport organization that serves individuals with an intellectual disability. Since 2008, JYSK Canada has donated over $1 million in support of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.

“JYSK has a long and proud tradition of partnering with Special Olympics in Canada and around the globe,” said JYSK Canada CEO Ludvik G. Kristjansson.

“While we continue to navigate an unprecedented challenge with the pandemic, people with intellectual disabilities and their families face daily challenges most of us will never know or encounter. As an organization, we have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives and we remain dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport.”

JYSK Canada has been a member of the Special Olympics Canada community since 2006, when it became a national partner. The $100k donation, which has been an annual tradition for JYSK Canada since 2008, will go towards supporting 49,600 athletes with an intellectual disability across Canada.

“We are so grateful that we can count on long-time national partners like JYSK even during this challenging time,” said Sharon Bollenbach, Special Olympics Canada CEO.

“Their generous donation helps Special Olympics continue its mission of enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport, by supporting our efforts to keep athletes connected and to being ready to re-start our community programs as soon as it is safe to do so.”

 

About Special Olympics Canada

The Canadian program of this global movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through the transformative power and joy of sport. Operating out of sport clubs in 12 Provincial and Territorial Chapters, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, more than 49,600 athletes with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs across Canada. They are supported by more than 21,000 volunteers, including more than 14,000 trained coaches.

For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SpecialOCanada.

 

Did you know?

To provide additional support for Special Olympics Canada, JYSK introduced the Special Olympics Goose in 2017. The plush toy’s design was inspired by the JYSK mascot and is a tribute to our organization’s humble beginnings.

 

DANISH HOME RETAILER JYSK OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN CALGARY, PLANS FUTURE INVESTMENTS IN ALBERTA MARKET

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 25, 2020 – Danish home retailer JYSK is opening its Calgary flagship store, the first in a series of future investments in the Alberta market.

Located near Sunridge Mall in the city’s northeast quadrant, the global retailer’s new, 36,726 sq. ft. space will feature a large selection of JYSK’s accessible and stylish Scandinavian home décor and furnishings.

While retail expansion might seem like a bold move during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the store opening comes at a time when more Canadians than ever are working and spending their leisure time at home.

Explains Eythor Tryggvason, JYSK’s Alberta District Manager: “Now, more than ever, Canadians are recognizing the importance of investing in the places where they live. Our new Sunridge location will provide Calgary residents with great offers for their homes and an in-store shopping experience that’s safe, clean, and distinctly Scandinavian.”

According to Tryggvason, the Sunridge location is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to investing in Alberta. As part of JYSK’s expansion strategy, further investments in the province – and more store openings – are being planned.

“As a Calgarian, it’s a great feeling to be able to open a new store and provide jobs during difficult times,” says Tryggvason. “Growth is a key part of JYSK’s DNA globally, and we truly believe that the sky’s the limit for our company in Canada, especially in Alberta. This is just the first step in our growth plan for Alberta and we remain committed to investing in the province for years to come.”

The grand opening of the JYSK Sunridge location will take place on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, with COVID-19 measures in place for the health and safety of customers.

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA'S 50th ANNIVERSARY

“We are very proud of the enduring relationship between Special Olympics Canada and JYSK Canada,” noted Special Olympics Canada CEO, Sharon Bollenbach. “JYSK Canada has been a strong advocate for Special Olympics in Canada and continues to demonstrate their incredible support through their in-store fundraising. We are extremely grateful to JYSK Canada and look forward to another successful year of partnership!”

Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. From June 2018 to July 2019, Special Olympics as a movement will be celebrating 50 years of inclusion and acceptance. Since its inception, as a backyard camp run by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the movement has grown into a global force with over 4.5 million athletes, over 45,000 of those in Canada alone.

The Special Olympics movement has a uniquely Canadian connection through the ground breaking work of Dr. Frank Hayden. His 1960’s research studying the effects of regular exercise on children with an intellectual disability caught the attention of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who invited Dr. Hayden and a team from Toronto’s Beverley School to take part in the inaugural Special Olympics competition in 1968. Dr. Hayden then served as Director of Physical Education and Recreation for the Kennedy Foundation and later was the Director of Special Olympics’ Office of International Development. Dr. Hayden and his work played a critical role in the creation and growth of Special Olympics as an international movement.

Since its inception, the Special Olympics movement has been changing lives through the transformative power of sport. Heading into its 50th year, the movement looks to the future to continue supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Special Olympics could not and would not be the global force that it is without sponsors and partners like JYSK, who continue to help spread the message of inclusion and acceptance far and wide. Thank you JYSK for supporting Special Olympics and allowing more athletes across the country participate in the transformative power of sport.

 

MAYOR STEWART OPENS 2nd JYSK LOCATION IN COQUITLAM, BC

Affordable Scandinavian Décor Is Just A JYSK Away!

COQUITLAM, BC – NOVEMBER 20, 2017 – Hot on the heels of several store openings, JYSK (pronounced YISK) is taking Canada by a storm. New store locations are opening right into the holiday season; the next one slated for November 23rd is the new flagship store in the JYSK chain and opens in Coquitlam on United Boulevard. Mayor Richard Stewart and Special Olympics Athlete Ariel Taylor will perform the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. “The opening of this new store is very symbolic for JYSK since the very first Canadian JYSK store was opened in Coquitlam 21 years ago” says Lynne Williams, Director of Marketing.

 

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS

  • Date: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
  • Time: 8:00am
  • Special Guests: Mayor Richard Stewart & Special Olympics Athlete Ariel Taylor with JYSK CEO Ludvik Kristjansson
  • Address: 15 King Edward St & United Blvd.
  • Promotions: Door Crashers, First 200 people get $25 Bonus Cards daily from Thursday to Saturday

As the international retailer of affordable Scandinavian home furnishings, JYSK is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers with over 2,500 stores worldwide. Expanding its presence in Canada for the past twenty years, the specialty retailer reaches 63 stores across all provinces by year’s end when they open a second store in Brampton, ON at the Shoppers World mall on December 2nd, 2017.

 

COQUITLAM STORE FACTS

  • First JYSK store in Canada opened 21 years ago in Coquitlam, BC
  • 62nd store in Canada
  • Store size: 40,000 sq. ft.
  • Employs: 40 staff

“Our customers have shown us how much they truly appreciate the unique product assortment and great value that JYSK brings to the Canadian market,” says Williams. “They’re letting us know that they don’t want to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability.”

According to its loyal followers, JYSK is a refreshing alternative to department store shopping offering unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping experience. What sets JYSK apart is its unique Scandinavian-inspired designs that are appealing for their modern simplicity and very attractive price points.

 

JYSK CELEBRATES 2500 STORES WORLDWIDE!

JYSK celebrates that 2017 became the year when JYSK opened store number 2,500, thereby reaching yet another milestone in the company’s history.

In August 2017, JYSK opened store number 2,500 spread over the 48 countries where JYSK operates today. And the journey is far from over. On September 23rd JYSK Canada opened store number 60 in Sherbrooke, Quebec and has plans to open three more stores this year in Duncan, BC on October 28th; Coquitlam, BC on November 24th and Brampton, ON on December 2nd. JYSK Canada won’t stop there with plans to open 10 more stores over the next 24 months.

“JYSK is celebrating this amazing milestone with the 2500 Store Celebration Event. For the month of October customers will see some amazing, great offers throughout the store and they can also shop online anytime with free pick-up instore” says Lynne Williams JYSK Canada’s Marketing Director.

JYSK is an international retailer of affordable, Scandinavian home furnishings and is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers. JYSK has been steadily expanding in Canada for over twenty years with 60 stores operating across all provinces. “JYSK customers appreciate the value that JYSK brings because they don’t want to have to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability” says Williams. JYSK’s Scandinavian designs, are appealing in their modern simplicity at very attractive prices. As a refreshing alternative to department store shopping, JYSK boasts unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping environment. JYSK is committed to the Customer First vision and bringing ’Quality design for less’ to millions of customers every day.

 

JYSK STORE OPENING IN MISSISSAUGA

A No-Nonsense Passion for Danish Design Makes This Retailer One of the Fastest Growing in The World

ONTARIO, November 2nd, 2016 – JYSK, an international retailer of affordable, Scandinavian home furnishings is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers and is gearing up for its 23rd store opening in Ontario with more planned over the next two years. On November 5th, just in time for Christmas shopping, residents of Mississauga will have a new choice in home furnishing décor: Danish design, appealing in its modern simplicity and very attractive at its incredibly affordable prices. The brand new store at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga is offering big Grand Opening savings all week long and on November 5th at 8am the first 200 customers receive a free $25 Gift Card at both the new Town Centre JYSK location.

The new 27,000 square foot store marks the brand’s continued commitment to expanding in the province including the opening of new stores in Hamilton and Brampton over the next 6 months. As a refreshing alternative to department store shopping, JYSK boasts unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping environment.

JYSK has been steadily expanding in Canada for over twenty years with 55 stores operating across all provinces. “We’re thrilled to be opening in Mississauga and we look forward to expanding in Ontario in the near future,” says Lynne Williams, the company’s Director of Marketing. “Already operating 23 stores in the province, we’ve seen that Ontario shoppers appreciate the value that JYSK brings because they don’t want to have to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability.” While down-filled, European style duvets and pillows put the company on the map worldwide, JYSK is also the go-to resource for living, dining, bedroom, home office, bath and outdoor living furnishings.

 

JYSK PLANS MORE STORE OPENINGS IN ONTARIO?

A No-Nonsense Passion for Danish Design Makes This Retailer One of the Fastest Growing in the World

ONTARIO, October 7th, 2016 – JYSK, an international retailer of affordable, Scandinavian home furnishings is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers and is gearing up for its 21st store opening in Ontario with more planned over the next two years. On October 22nd, just in time for Christmas shopping, residents of Oshawa will have a new choice in home furnishing décor: Danish design, appealing in its modern simplicity and very attractive at its incredibly affordable prices. The brand new store at Five Points Mall in Oshawa is offering big Grand Opening savings all week long and on October 22nd at 8am the first 200 customers receive a free $25 Gift Card at both the Oshawa and Whitby JYSK locations.

The new 25,557 square foot store marks the brand’s continued commitment to expanding in the province including the opening of a new store in Heartland Mississauga on November 5th and more to follow over the next 6 months. As a refreshing alternative to department store shopping, JYSK boasts unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping environment.

JYSK has been steadily expanding in Canada for over twenty years with 54 stores operating across all provinces. “We’re thrilled to be opening in Oshawa and we look forward to expanding in Ontario in the near future,” says Lynne Williams, the company’s Director of Marketing. “Already operating 21 stores in the province, we’ve seen that Ontario shoppers appreciate the value that JYSK brings because they don’t want to have to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability.” While down-filled, European style duvets and pillows put the company on the map worldwide, JYSK is also the go-to resource for living, dining, bedroom, home office, bath and outdoor living furnishings.