“The Target Road Trip was about getting to know our Canadian guests and sharing something special with them along the way,” said Livia Zufferli, director, Marketing, Target Canada. “We are so excited to bring home one of Canada’s newest rising stars, Carly Rae Jepsen, to her hometown on the west coast to help spread some holiday cheer this season.”
“I’m so grateful to be back home in Mission where I’ve received such strong support from day one,” said Jepsen. “Target is known for supporting their local communities and I’m thrilled to be a part of their tour for their stop in Mission so I can help to do the same.”
The Target Road Trip launched in Halifax, Nova Scotia on November 30 and has since stopped in numerous communities including Quebec City, Toronto, North Bay and Sudbury – to name just a few. The bus will continue west after the concert Monday evening. Guests can follow the tour progress at Facebook.com/TargetCanada and Twitter.com/Target_CA.
Carly Rae Jepsen is a two-time Grammy nominated recording artist and singer-songwriter from Mission, British Columbia. Although she’s been an established artist in Canada for several years — with a third-place finish on Canadian Idol, two gold singles, two albums, and two Juno Award nominations to her name — Jepsen was a virtual unknown in the U.S. when “Call Me Maybe” hit it big. The 5x-platinum “Call Me Maybe” has sold more than 10 million singles worldwide and climbed to No. 1 in more than 37 countries, including the U.S. where it spent a record-breaking nine weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.
Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada starting in March/April 2013.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,782 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.