/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Future Shop and the Halifax Regional School Board set to unveil $50,000 technology lab to Halifax secondary school/



    HALIFAX, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - Future Shop, in partnership with the Halifax
Regional School Board, will announce on Wednesday, September 9, a $50,000
donation to Dartmouth High School, a secondary school located within the
Halifax Regional School District. The donation is one of four major donations
by Future Shop's Future Generation Tech Lab grant program to selected schools
across the country.
    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 Dartmouth High 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
has created a space that will encourage youth engagement, inspiration and
innovation.

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

    Who:      Jason Willms, District Manager, Future Shop
              Irvine Carvery, HRSB Chairperson
              Carole Olsen, Superintendent, HRSB
              Eartha Monard, Principal of Dartmouth High School
              Jim Smith, HRM Councillor, District 9, Albro Lake - Harbourview
              Gloria McCluskey, HRM Councillor, District 5 - Dartmouth Centre

    Location: Dartmouth High School
              95 Victoria Road, Dartmouth, NS B3A 1V2 (at Thistle St.)

    Date:     Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Time:     Announcement and 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:

        -  Dartmouth High School's new multi-purpose innovations lab
        -  Students using and interacting with new resources
        -  Jason Willms, Director, Future Shop
        -  Jim Smith, HRM Councillor
        -  Gloria McCluskey, HRM Councillor, District 5
        -  Irvine Carvery, HRSB Chairperson
        -  Eartha Monard, Principal of Dartmouth High School
        -  Carole Olsen, Superintendent, HRSB
        -  Dartmouth High School students
    

    About Future Shop's Future Generation Program

    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.ca, (604) 412-1008, C (778) 999-0535; Elliott Chun, Future
Shop, echun@futureshop.com, (604) 412-1764, C (778) 990-9342; Stefanie
Niewada, Optimum PR, stefanie.niewada@cossette.com, C (416) 934-8020

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