Best Buy Canada Receives Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award

Consumer Electronics retailer the recipient of a Provincial Volunteer Award in Halifax for outstanding commitment to volunteering

BURNABY, BC, April 11 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia's Provincial Volunteer Awards recently recognized Best Buy Canada's commitment to its community by awarding Best Buy Dartmouth, the Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award. The prize was awarded to Best Buy for encouraging and rewarding store employees who volunteer and make it a priority for their business.

The store was nominated by Phoenix Youth Programs, which serves at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 24. Store staff volunteers formed a Viewpoint Committee which set a goal to complete at least one activity a month at Phoenix. Recent projects include painting one of Phoenix's Independent Living Homes. Best Buy Dartmouth also donated an Xbox Kinect to the house. During the holiday season, the Best Buy volunteer team dropped off a truck of gifts donated by staff.

The Provincial Volunteer Awards recognize significant contributions in volunteering within Nova Scotia and serves as an early kickoff to National Volunteer Week which starts on April 10 and runs through April 16. Nova Scotia has one of the highest volunteer participation rates in the country.

About Best Buy Canada
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 ( of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates the Geek Squad (, a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home theatre installation and car electronics installation. There are more than 70 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

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 its local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program described at

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SOURCE Best Buy Canada

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Danielle Jang 
Best Buy Canada 

Julia Perreira
Weber Shandwick


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