Free outdoor tournament to be hosted by Jacques Demers, Martin Lemay and
Montreal Canadiens mascot, Youppi!
MONTREAL, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Best Buy, Canada's fastest growing retailer and
e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products, will
celebrate "Best Buy Cup 2009" presented by TELUS, a free outdoor Pee-Wee
hockey tournament, on Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15, 2009 on
the lake of the Nature Conservation Center in Laval. The second annual "Best
Buy Cup" tournament is hosted by Best Buy and Hockey Quebec and will be
presented for the first time by TELUS.
"Best Buy is pleased to support hockey in Quebec at Best Buy Cup 2009,"
said Loveena Chera, Director of Marketing, Best Buy Canada. "Enabling youth to
be their best is one of our goals and we encourage everyone to support the
boys and girls in this tournament by coming out to cheer them on."
"Best Buy Cup 2009" will be a free weekend of festivities where families
can enjoy outdoor hockey games, skate on the lake of the Nature Conservation
Center, and meet Youppi!, mascot of the Montreal Canadiens from 11:30 AM -
1:00 PM on Saturday, February 14.
Jacques Demers, former head coach of the Montreal Canadiens and host at
RDS TV network, and Martin Lemay, host of CKAC radio, will welcome spectators
to the event. Forty teams throughout Quebec, including twenty boys' teams and
twenty girls' teams from categories Pee-Wee A and B will be competing for the
Best Buy Cup. Boys' teams will compete on Saturday and girls' teams will
compete on Sunday.
"First off, I would like to thank Best Buy Canada for its ongoing support
to the minor hockey community in Quebec by way of the Best Buy Cup," said
Sylvain B. Lalonde, General director of Hockey Quebec. "An event of this
magnitude would not be possible without the important contribution of a
generous sponsor. With the help provided by Best Buy Canada, our Federation is
able to promote the activity that is outdoor hockey to people of all age
groups so they can, in turn, profit from this healthy practice."
"TELUS is committed to giving where we live so we are honoured to present
the Best Buy Cup for the first time this year," said Patrick Corneau,
director, Corporate Partnerships and Event Marketing at TELUS. "Our 5,000
TELUS team members in Quebec share a tremendous passion for hockey and a
desire to support our young athletes as they pursue their dreams and have
About Best Buy
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 and home theatre installation. There are over 58 stores in
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova
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
their 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
About Hockey Québec
Hockey Quebec is the governing body of ice hockey in Quebec, established
in 1976, that coordinates the activities of 7 000 teams and 100 000 players
scattered within some 350 sporting organizations that supports the work of
about 50 000 volunteers, coaches and officials all over the province of
Quebec. For more information, please visit the official website:
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.5 billion of annual revenue and 11.5 million
customer connections including 6 million wireless subscribers, 4.3 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our
philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have
contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and
volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since
2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic
initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
For further information:
For further information: regarding Best Buy or the "Best Buy Cup 2009"
weekend festivities contact: Patrick Lavoie, Best Buy, (514) 290-5571; Richard
Trottier, Hockey Quebec, (514) 238-1538; Jacinthe Beaulieu, Media relations of
TELUS, (514) 730-9410