Employees of the new Winners store applauded non-stop for 10-15 minutes as the welcomed customers into their store on opening day at 9 a.m. Thursday. People had been waiting in line since 5 a.m. for the store to open in hopes of getting their hands on one of the 100 gift cards the store gave out that day. Winners is just one of the new stores located at the freshly renovated Chilliwack Mall.

Employees of the new Winners store applauded non-stop for 10-15 minutes as the welcomed customers into their store on opening day at 9 a.m. Thursday. People had been waiting in line since 5 a.m. for the store to open in hopes of getting their hands on one of the 100 gift cards the store gave out that day. Winners is just one of the new stores located at the freshly renovated Chilliwack Mall.

Winners opens in Chilliwack

As part of the renovations at Chilliwack Mall, the long-anticipated Winners store opened to the public on Thursday.

Employees of the new Winners store applauded non-stop for 10-15 minutes as the welcomed customers into their store on opening day at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Approximately 300 people had been waiting in line — some since 5 a.m. — for the store to open in hopes of getting their hands on one of the 100 gift cards the store gave out that day.

Winners, along with Sport Chek, are two of the new stores now open at the freshly renovated Chilliwack Mall.