ENTRY PHASE FOR COMPUTER LAB CONTEST CLOSE TO COMPLETION

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Only one week left to enter the Staples Canada Recycle For Education Computer Lab Contest - rewarding the country's most eco-responsible school with a $50,000 computer lab.

"We have received a tremendous amount of support from schools throughout the country, and delighted to learn about the environmental programs that our young people are taking part in," says Steve Matyas, President of Staples Canada.

The Computer Lab contest is the first of its kind for the office supply retailer, who will determine the top five schools in January before declaring its winner in the spring.

"This is a chance for schools to improve both their community, and their school by winning this contest. We also feel this will get more people motivated to start eco-responsible programs if they haven't already done so," says Matyas.

Entries will be accepted until December 23, and will consist of a 500-word essay on a school's environmental activities which have been in existence for at least one calendar year. For more information 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 GrosMC 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  
Randy Cooray
Public Relations Specialist
Staples Canada
(905) 737-1147 ext. 2712
randy.cooray@staples.ca

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