10 Environmentally Conscious Schools Each Win $25,000 Worth of Technology from Staples Canada

 

Superpower Your School Contest winners announced

TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Staples Canada today announced the winners of the 2015 Staples Canada Superpower Your School Contest. The contest, held in collaboration with Earth Day Canada, was open to publicly-funded elementary and secondary schools across Canada and ran from January 5, 2015 to January 31, 2015. Close to 600 schools submitted entries detailing their environmental initiatives. Ten schools, two from each region, have been selected to receive $25,000 each towards the purchase of new technology from Staples Canada.

Ontario

  • Elementary: St. Agatha Catholic School, Scarborough, ON
  • Secondary : Saunders Secondary School, London, ON

Western Region

  • Elementary: Beaverlodge School, Winnipeg, MB
  • Secondary: Argyle Alternative High School, Winnipeg, MB

British Columbia

  • Elementary: Kinnaird Elementary School, Castlegar, BC
  • Secondary : Smithers Secondary School, Smithers, BC

Quebec

  • Elementary: École Notre-Dame-des-Rapides, Lasalle, QC
  • Secondary: École Arthur Pigeon, Huntingdon, QC

Atlantic Region

  • Elementary: Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Corner Brook, NL
  • Secondary : Sussex Regional High School, Sussex NB

Each school was told they won during surprise assemblies held in March and early April.

"The ten winning schools are as passionate about innovating to make a difference as we are," said Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada. "By giving them the power to learn using the latest technology, the schools now have the ability to make an even greater impact."

"We congratulate these outstanding winners for their commitment to making Earth Day Every Day in their schools and local communities," said Deborah Doncaster, president of Earth Day Canada. "We were particularly inspired by their highly innovative initiatives, which have had positive environmental impacts far beyond the individual school grounds. We are excited to learn about how the schools will use the new technology to further their environmental efforts."

Staples Canada and Bullfrog Power will also bullfrogpower® the new technology at each school with 100% clean, pollution-free energy for one year.

The contest, previously known as the Staples Canada Recycle for Education Computer Lab Contest, is now in its fifth year and has previously awarded 40 environmentally conscious schools the latest technology to empower students to learn and nurture their passion for the environment.

For more information, including the winning schools' entry summaries, visit staples.ca/powereco.

About Staples 
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it's in-store, online, on mobile devices, or through the company's innovative buy online, pick-up in store option. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston in the United States with offices in Toronto, Canada, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com and www.staples.ca. 

About Earth Day Canada

Earth Day Canada's mission is to foster and celebrate environmental respect, action and behaviour change that lessens our impact on the earth. The national environmental charity does this through year-round campaigns that culminate in an international day of environmental action - April 22nd - that touches the lives of millions of Canadians, including virtually every school-aged child. April 22nd, 2015 marks the launch of 'Earth Day Every Day', a national framework helping Canadians reduce their carbon footprint 20% by 2020 via an online, mobile friendly platform. Commit to green acts, share your profile and achievements, and be recognized for making good green choices! www.earthday2015.ca

SOURCE Staples Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "Zachary Mayham and Montana MacLeod, students of Argyle Alternative High School, receive news from Staples store manager Mary Ray that they won $25,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14598.jpg

Image with caption: "Students and staff of Ecole Arthur Pigeon, in Huntingdon, Quebec, with Daniel Mastropaolo and Caroline Larouche (middle in blue shirts) of the Staples store in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. The school is a winner of the Staples Superpower your School Contest, receiving $25,000 worth of new technology for their environmental efforts. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14599.jpg

Image with caption: "Members of the Earth Council Audrey, Emma, Alexander, Sam and Kelsey at Beaverlodge School in Winnipeg show off their Blue Dot art and recycling program on Friday, March 27, 2015. Staff and students of Beaverlodge School in Winnipeg won the Staples Superpower your School Contest and were awarded $25,000 in new technology. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14600.jpg

Image with caption: "Students from Ecole Notre-Dame-des-Rapides in Lasalle celebrate after winning $25,000 worth of technology for their environmental efforts. The school was 1 of 2 schools in Quebec to win in the Staples Superpower your School Contest. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14601.jpg

Image with caption: "Rhonda Brothers, divisional sales manager at Staples Corner Brook, and Immaculate Heart of Mary students, Joey Lyver, left, and Thomas Randell celebrate after announcing to the school that they won $25,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14602.jpg

Image with caption: "Students at Kinnaird Elementary School celebrate a surprise announcement from Staples that their school has won $25,000 worth of new technology in the Staples Superpower your School contest. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14592.jpg

Image with caption: "Staff and students of Saunders Secondary School in London celebrate having won the Staples Superpower your School Contest. As one of ten winners, the school will get new technology worth $25,000. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14593.jpg

Image with caption: "Syed Raza (right), manager of the Scarborough South Staples store along with students at St. Agatha Catholic School reveal to teachers and students that they won $25,000 worth of technology from Staples Canada. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14594.jpg

Image with caption: "Staples announced that Sussex Regional High School receives $25,000 worth of new technology as winners in the Staples Superpower your School Contest. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14595.jpg

Image with caption: "Smithers Secondary School teacher Rick Hubert shows Staples reps Victor Chima, Laura Bernard and Patsy Titcomb a bio-burner he and the students developed. For their environmental initiatives, Smithers Secondary School is receiving $25,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada. (The Canadian Press Images) (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C7703_PHOTO_EN_14596.jpg

For further information: Madalina Secareanu, Staples Canada, 905 737 1147 ex. 2714, madalina.secareanu@staples.ca; Rebecca Black, Earth Day Canada, 416 535 2586, rblack@earthday.ca

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