ECO-RESPONSIBLE SCHOOLS IN CANADA BATTLE FOR TOP SPOT

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 at www.staples.ca.

SOURCE Staples Business Depot

For further information:

Rachel Swiednicki      
Public Relations Manager     
Staples Canada      
(905) 737-1147 ext. 2714   
rachel.swiednicki@staples.ca   
Mylène Ménard
Senior Account Manager
energi PR
(514) 288-8500 ext. 233
mylene.menard@energipr.com
   
Randy Cooray     
Public Relations Specialist
Staples Canada
(905) 737-1147 ext. 2712
randy.cooray@staples.ca

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