Staples Canada announces top five finalists competing for
$50,000 computer lab
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Close to 300 schools from across the
country entered the Staples Canada Recycle For Education Computer Lab
contest, and the judging panel has chosen the top five finalists with
the most eco-responsible practices.
Publicly funded elementary schools and high schools were invited to
write essays describing their eco-responsible practices for a chance to
win a $50,000 computer lab for their school. "We had an overwhelming
response and were impressed with the quality of the essays submitted,"
said Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada. "It's great to read all
the letters and learn more about what young people are doing to help
preserve our environment."
Staples awarded the top five schools flip cameras to document and share
their environmental practices with the rest of the country on Staples
Canada's YouTube channel www.youtube.com/staplestv. The winning school will be announced on February 16, 2011.
The top five finalists (in alphabetical order):
Dover Bay Secondary School, Nanaimo, BC
Heritage Park Secondary School, Mission, BC
L'école secondaire Cardinal-Roy, Québec, QC
L'école secondaire publique Gisèle-Lalonde, Orleans, ON
W.C. Miller Collegiate, Altona, MB
For more information on our contest visit: www.staples.ca/recycleforeducation.
About Staples Canada
Founded in Toronto in 1991, Staples Canada Inc. is Canada's largest everyday low price supplier of office
supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services for
the small business and home office customer. The chain operates stores
in all provinces across Canada under the banners Staples® Canada and Bureau en GrosMC. Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2009 Corporate Reputation Survey
ranked Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros in the top five. The company has
over 13,500 employees serving customers through more than 320 office
superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. Staples/Bureau en Gros is
committed to making shopping easy by offering customers three ways to
shop: online, by catalogue and in-store. More information is available
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