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Walmart Canada Launches Massive Toy Event

More than 1,000 new toys to hit store shelves in advance of the 2012 holiday season

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - With less than 100 days until Christmas, moms and kids have already begun to think about the holidays. Many moms have begun mapping out their holiday season plan and kids are starting to put together their Christmas wish lists. To help ease some of the holiday stress, Walmart Canada today announced the launch of its Massive Toy Event. A first-of-its-kind in Canada, this event includes more than 2,500 toys and officially introduces more than 1,000 new toys to the shelves of Walmart stores across the country.

"Our research shows that some moms are already shopping for their kids' Christmas gifts," said Cheri Anthony, director of merchandising for toys at Walmart Canada. "Our Massive Toy Event allows us to bring all of the season's hottest toys and licenses to customers when they're ready to shop, whether this means in September or in December."

The selection includes toys for kids of all ages and represents the latest toy trends, including educational, interactive, crafting, construction, outdoor, electronic, budget-friendly and movie and TV-related toys.

In select stores, mom and kids will be able to test Twister Dance, a new dance game that combines today's best dance music with the iconic Twister spots, providing a new way to learn hot new dances, and Roxx, a new collectible game that has many ways to play and even more ways to collect.

In conjunction with the Massive Toy Event, Walmart is also releasing two new free downloadable Augmented Reality mobile apps, available for Android and iPhone/iPad:

  • Nickelodeon's "Turtles Augmented Reality" Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles App (English and French Canada)
  • Marvel's "Superhero Augmented Reality" Avengers App (English Canada)

The apps allow the user to get an augmented reality experience by interacting with special in-store signage located throughout Walmart stores, online and in the weekly flyer, and have a game component in each.  Both apps give the user a different unique experience and help to increase the fun during a shopping trip.

Twister Dance demos*

Address City Province Date Times
5005 Northland Dr NW Calgary AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3835 Memorial Dr NE Calgary AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
310 Shawville Blvd SE Ste 100 Calgary AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4705 130th Ave SE Calgary AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4702 43rd Ave Cold Lake AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6110 Currents Dr NW Edmonton AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
13703 40th St NW Edmonton AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1203 Parsons Rd NW Edmonton AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9551 87th Ave Fort Saskatchewan AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3700 Mayor Magrath Dr S Lethbridge AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4210 70th Ave Lloydminster AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6375 50th Ave Red Deer AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2010 50th Ave Red Deer AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
90 Campsite Rd Spruce Grove AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
700 St Albert Rd St Albert AB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1812 Vedder Way Abbotsford BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9855 Austin Rd Ste 300 Burnaby BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
45610 Luckakuck Way Ste 200 Chilliwack BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1055 Hillside Dr Ste 100 Kamloops BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
20202 66th Ave Langley BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
925 Marine Dr North Vancouver BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6565 Southridge Ave Prince George BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1000 Guildford Town Ctr Surrey BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
12451 88th Ave Surrey BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3601 Douglas St Victoria BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
860 Langford Pkwy Victoria BC Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
903 18th St N Brandon MB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1576 Regent Ave W Winnipeg MB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1001 Empress St Winnipeg MB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1665 Kenaston Blvd Winnipeg MB Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
60 Merchant Dr Mount Pearl NL Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
75 Kelsey Dr St Johns NL Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
6990 Mumford Rd Halifax NS Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
35 Mapleview Dr W Barrie ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
50 Quarry Edge Dr Brampton ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
30 Coventry Rd Brampton ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
300 King George Rd Ste 1 Brantford ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2065 Fairview St Burlington ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4515 Dundas St Burlington ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
22 Pinebush Rd Cambridge ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
101 Edgeley Blvd Concord ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
960 Brookdale Ave Ste 20 Cornwall ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
165 Queen St N Etobicoke ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
665 Upper James St Ste 11 Hamilton ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
75 Centennial Pkwy N Hamilton ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
500 Earl Grey Dr Kanata ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1400 Ottawa St S Ste E Kitchener ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
330 Clarke Rd London ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1105 Wellington Rd London ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5000 Hwy 7 Markham ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1280 Steeles Ave E Milton ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
800 Matheson Blvd W Mississauga ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
100 City Centre Dr Mississauga ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2160 Burnhamthorpe Rd W Mississauga ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7481 Oakwood Dr Niagara Falls ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1500 Fisher St North Bay ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3900 Innes Rd Orleans ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1471 Harmony Rd N Oshawa ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2210 Bank St Ottawa ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1108 Pembroke St E Pembroke ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1002 Chemong Rd Peterborough ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1070 Major Mackenzie Dr E Richmond Hill ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3850 Sheppard Ave E Scarborough ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
799 Milner Ave Scarborough ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1900 Eglinton Ave E Scarborough ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
300 Borough Dr Scarborough ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1349 Lasalle Blvd Sudbury ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1870 Riverside Dr Timmins ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
900 Dufferin St Toronto ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4100 Baldwin St S Whitby ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3120 Dougall Ave Windsor ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7100 Tecumseh Rd E Windsor ON Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
800 15th St E Prince Albert SK Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2150 Prince Of Wales Dr Regina SK Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1706 Preston Ave N Saskatoon SK Sept. 22 and 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roxx demos*

Address City Province Date Time
1812 Vedder Way Abbotsford BC Sept. 26 5-8 p.m.
9855 Austin Rd.  Burnaby BC Sept. 27 5-8 p.m.
45610 Luckakuck Way. Chilliwack BC Sept. 28 5-8 p.m.
3020 Drinkwater Rd. Duncan BC Sept. 23 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
20202 66th Ave. Langley BC Sept. 20 5-8 p.m.
6801 Island Highway North Nanaimo BC Sept. 23 4-7 p.m.
805 Boyd St. New Westminster BC Sept. 30 3-6 p.m.
925 Marine Dr. North Vancouver BC Sept. 19 5-8 p.m.
2150 Hawkins St. Port Couquitlam BC Sept. 29 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1000 Guildford Town Ctr Surrey BC Sept. 30 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
12451 88th Ave Surrey BC Sept. 29 3-6 p.m.
2355 - 160th Street Surrey BC Sept 21. 5-8 p.m.
3601 Douglas St. Victoria BC Sept. 22 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
860 Langford Pkwy Victoria BC Sept. 22 3-6 p.m.
1051 Garner Road West Ancaster ON Sept. 29 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
3651 Strandherd Dr. Barrhaven ON Sept. 29 11-2 p.m.
35 Mapleview Dr W Barrie ON Sept.30 3-6 p.m.
450 Bayfield Street Barrie ON Sept. 30 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
274 Millennium Parkway Belleville ON Oct. 14 3-6 p.m.
50 Quarry Edge Dr Brampton ON Oct. 11 5-8 p.m.
22 Pinebush Rd Cambridge ON Sept. 23 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
165 Queen St N Etobicoke ON Oct. 3 5-8 p.m.
11 Woodlawn Rd. West Guelph ON Sept. 21 5-8 p.m.
665 Upper James St Hamilton ON Sept. 29 3-6 p.m.
500 Earl Grey Dr Kanata ON Sept. 28 5-8 p.m.
1130 Midland Ave Kingston ON Sept. 27 5-8 p.m.
2960 Kingsway Dr. Kitchener ON Sept. 23 3-6 p.m.
330 Clarke Rd London ON Sept. 23 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1280 Fanshawe Park Rd. West London ON Sept. 22 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1105 Wellington Rd. S London ON Sept. 22 3-6 p.m.
1280 Steeles Ave E Milton ON Sept. 26 5-8 p.m.
800 Matheson Blvd W Mississauga ON Sept. 22 3-6 p.m.
3155 Argentia Road Mississauga ON Sept. 27 5-8 p.m.
100 City Centre Dr Mississauga ON Sept.19 5-8 p.m.
234 Hays Boulevard Oakville ON Sept. 22 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
3900 Innes Rd Orleans ON Sept. 29 3-6 p.m.
680 Laval Dr Oshawa ON Sept. 30 3-6 p.m.
1471 Harmony Rd N Oshawa ON Sept. 30 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2210 Bank St Ottawa ON Oct. 13 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1002 Chemong Rd Peterborough ON Sept. 26 5-8 p.m.
1900 Eglinton Ave E Scarborough ON Sept. 20 5-8 p.m.
300 Borough Dr Scarborough ON Sept. 28 5-8 p.m.
420 Vansickle Road St Catharines ON Oct. 6 3-6 p.m.
900 Dufferin St Toronto ON Sept.19 5-8 p.m.
3120 Dougall Ave Windsor ON Sept. 20 5-8 p.m.
7100 Tecumseh Rd E Windsor ON Sept. 21 5-8 p.m.
499 Norwich Avenue Woodstock ON Sept. 23 3-6 p.m.

*Dates and times subject to change without notice.

About Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of discount stores and supercentres with more than 330 locations nationwide serving more than one million customers each day. With nearly 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more than $160 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Additional company information can be found at www.walmartcanada.ca and at www.twitter.com/@walmartcanada. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.ca.

SOURCE Walmart Canada

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