Consumer Electronics retailer the recipient of a Provincial Volunteer
Award in Halifax for outstanding commitment to volunteering
BURNABY, BC, April 11 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia's Provincial Volunteer Awards
recently recognized Best Buy Canada's commitment to its community by
awarding Best Buy Dartmouth, the Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award.
The prize was awarded to Best Buy for encouraging and rewarding store
employees who volunteer and make it a priority for their business.
The store was nominated by Phoenix Youth Programs, which serves at-risk
and homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 24. Store staff
volunteers formed a Viewpoint Committee which set a goal to complete at
least one activity a month at Phoenix. Recent projects include painting
one of Phoenix's Independent Living Homes. Best Buy Dartmouth also
donated an Xbox Kinect to the house. During the holiday season, the
Best Buy volunteer team dropped off a truck of gifts donated by staff.
The Provincial Volunteer Awards recognize significant contributions in
volunteering within Nova Scotia and serves as an early kickoff to
National Volunteer Week which starts on April 10 and runs through April
16. Nova Scotia has one of the highest volunteer participation rates in
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc.
(NYSE: BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer
(www.BestBuy.ca) of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also
operates the Geek Squad (www.GeekSquad.ca), a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home
theatre installation and car electronics installation. There are more
than 70 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a
no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is
committed to kids and its local communities and has a comprehensive
community relations program described at www.BestBuy.ca/community.
For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit www.BestBuy.ca
SOURCE Best Buy Canada
For further information:
Best Buy Canada