Bass Pro Shops announces manager for new Outdoor World location in Vancouver, British Columbia
Gerald Macintyre to lead team of 400-plus at outdoor location scheduled to open in Tsawwassen Mills
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Bass Pro Shops today announced Gerald Macintyre has been named general manager for the new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World scheduled to open later this year in the Tsawwassen Mills near Vancouver, British Columbia.
Macintyre, who has more than 20 years retail experience, will oversee all aspects of the 148,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Located on the northwest corner of Highway 17 and 52nd Avenue, the new Bass Pro Shops is a key anchor for the Tsawwassen Mills – a 1.2-million-sqare-foot, value-oriented mall, being developed by Ivanhoé Cambridge.
“I am excited to lead the team bringing Bass Pro Shops to the Vancouver area. The region is home to incredible natural areas and passionate outdoor enthusiasts we look forward to welcoming when we open our doors,” said Macintyre.
Prior to coming to Bass Pro Shops, Macintyre held management positions at other national retail brands.
He will lead a team of 400-plus associates and build on a culture that has earned the company national recognition. In 2015 Bass Pro Shops was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine for its excellence as an employee-focused company.
“Our team will share their extensive knowledge and love for the outdoors with our customers in an expansive environment with a wide range of products,” said Macintyre.
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will reflect the province’s local wildlife and the rich diversity of natural habitats. Features include hand-painted murals, museum-quality fish and wildlife mounts, a 13,000-gallon aquarium stocked with fish native to the area, and tributes to the area’s geographical points of interest.
In addition, the Outdoor World location will offer an incredible array of fishing, hunting, camping, and boating equipment that’s specific to the region as well as outdoor cooking gear, outdoor apparel and footwear, and nature-themed gifts.
Since the beginning, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has been dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. That commitment, demonstrated over the course of several decades, is a big reason why Bass Pro Shops is known as the outdoor industry’s corporate conservation leader.
Macintyre, who is from Nova Scotia, is a former combat diver for the military and was posted in British Columbia in the 1990’s. He is an avid angler and also enjoys hiking, back country backpacking and snowmobiling.
Photo Caption: Vancouver Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World general manager Gerald Macintyre is an avid sportsman and looks forward to helping others gear up for their outdoor adventures.
About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 99 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops