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12 Year-Old Aiden Hepburn Steps Into His Dream Job as Toys”R”Us Canada’s New Chief Play Officer!

KAWARTHA LAKES-The secret is out! Toys”R”Us Canada is thrilled to announce 12-year-old Aiden Hepburnas their new Chief Play Officer (CPO). The CPO will act as Toys”R”Us Canada’s spokesperson spreading the wonders of play to parents and children across the country – talk about a dream job!

“When I found out I was the next Chief Play Officer, I couldn’t believe it!” says Aiden. “What kid wouldn’t want to be in my position? I get to play with and review the latest and greatest new toys! I can’t wait to see what this year will bring!

Testing out the hottest new toys and guiding gift-givers with top toy picks for every occasion are all in a day’s work for Toys”R”Us Canada’s CPO. The search was not easy. Since the hunt for a new CPO began in the summer, Toys”R”Us received hundreds of video applicants from all across Canada featuring children aged 10-12 hoping to snag the role. Each submission was a unique, personal presentation fit for any boardroom, individually crafted to show their passion for play and knowledge for all things toys.

“Hiring for the Chief Play Officer position gets tougher every year as we have so many talented candidates to choose from,” said Vic Bertrand, CEO of Toys”R”Us Canada. “Aiden’s confidence and charisma is what set him apart. It was clear during our interviews that he has the ability to connect and inspire those around him and has the confidence to bring the fun and joy of the Toys”R”Us brand to life. We know that Aiden will inspire and delight Canadians from coast to coast.”

As Aiden steps into the coveted role, 2020’s CPO, Meganne Dagenais, will be retiring to focus on school. “We’re grateful for the time Meganne spent with us as CPO and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours”, says Vic.

The CPO’s responsibilities will bring to life all of the fun that happens behind the scenes at Toys”R”Us. To do his job right, Aiden will have firsthand access to exclusive toy information from top global and local toy brands, including training sessions and upcoming product launches. With this inside scoop, he will guide everyone on which of the hottest toys to add to the top of any wish list.

First up on Aiden’s To-Do list will be a virtual broadcast tour to share Toys”R”Us Canada’s Top Toys for Easter. Aiden will also be seen throughout the year sharing the latest toy trends via online and promotional videos, and will be attending various events and in-store activations.


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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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