Media Advisory - Future Shop and Richmond Board of Education set to unveil $50,000 technology lab to Richmond secondary school



    RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - Future Shop, in partnership with the
Richmond Board of Education, will announce on Wednesday, September 9, a
$50,000 donation to Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School, located within the
Richmond School District. The donation is one of four major donations by
Future Shop's Future Generation Tech Lab program to selected schools across
the country this year.
    Focusing specifically on the demand for technology and computers in
public schools, the school was chosen based on an expressed need outlined in
the grant application. Future Shop has provided Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary
School with state-of-the-art technology to help with the economic and digital
divide that is a present concern for grade 10-12 students. The Future
Generation Tech Lab will encourage youth engagement, inspiration and
innovation.

    
    What:     Future Shop's Future Generation Tech Lab program, in
              partnership with the Richmond Board of Education, announces a
              major donation to a Richmond secondary school and unveils
              transformation of the classroom

    Who:      Rohit Malik, District Manager, Western Canada, Future Shop
              Mayor Malcom Brodie, Mayor of Richmond, BC
              Linda McPhail, Board of Education, Richmond
              Bruce Beairsto, Superintendent, Richmond School District
              Bert Weins, Principal of Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School

    Location: Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School
              8160 Saint Albans Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2K9 (at Luceme Rd.)

    Date:     Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Time:     Announcement & Unveiling 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
              Interviews to follow 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    Photo/broadcast/interview opportunities available, including:

        -  Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School's new multi-media lab
        -  Students using and interacting with new resources
        -  Rohit Malik, District Manager, Western Canada, Future Shop
        -  Bruce Beairsto, Superintendent, Richmond School District
        -  Ray Jung, Director of Instruction, Technology and
           Communications Services, Richmond School District
        -  Bert Weins, Principal of Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School
        -  Students from Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School
    

    About Future Shop's Future Generation

    The Future Generation Tech Lab program expands on a nearly 10-year
commitment to support students and education in Canada. Since 2001, Future
Shop has donated over 500 post-secondary scholarships (valued at $3,000 each),
over 600 computers to non-profit partners and five Tech Labs to secondary
schools across Canada. Each of Future Shop's 142 stores donates to non-profits
and communities on an individual basis, and supports employee volunteerism
with Volunteer Awards.





For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Cheryl Grant, Future Shop,
chgrant@futureshop.com, (604) 412-1008, C (778) 999-0535; Elliott Chun, Future
Shop, echun@futureshop.com, (604) 412-1764, C (778) 990-9342; Paul Marr,
Optimum PR, paul.marr@cossette.com, (604) 647-6288, C (604) 808-0148

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