Best Buy Canada celebrates the grand opening of first store in Sherbrooke

    Weekend events include Grand Opening specials, $500 gift card giveaways
    and celebrity appearances by Guillaume Latendresse, Yvan Cournoyer and

    SHERBROOKE, QC, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - On August 21, Best Buy - Canada's fastest
growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and
entertainment products - will celebrate the grand opening of its first store
in Sherbrooke, and its 60th store nationwide.
    During the Grand opening celebrations, Best Buy will donate $5,000 to
Tel-jeunes, which will support youth in Quebec. Best Buy will also donate
$5000 to Hockey Quebec to help kids develop their skills and better enjoy a
great Canadian sport.
    The three-day celebration will include cheque presentations to Tel-jeunes
and Hockey Quebec, daily $500 gift card giveaways, celebrity appearances and
door-crasher specials for shoppers looking for great deals and back-to-school

    Weekend Schedule of Events:

    Location: Plateau St-Joseph
              1255 Boulevard Plateau St-Joseph
              Sherbrooke, Quebec

    Friday, August 21

        Before 9:45 a.m.  Line-Up to Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card
        9:30 a.m.         Cheque presentation to Tel-jeunes and Hockey Quebec
        6 - 8 p.m.        Appearance and autograph signing by Guillaume
                          Latendresse of the Montreal Canadiens

    Saturday, August 22

        Before 7:45 a.m.  Line-Up to Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card
        12 - 2 p.m.       Appearance and photos with Spiderman

    Sunday, August 23

        Before 8:45 a.m.  Line-Up to Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card
        12 - 1:30 p.m.    Appearance and autograph signing by Yvan Cournoyer,
                          Hall of Famer of the Montreal Canadiens
        All Day           Video games and demos in the PlayStation Big Rig

    About Best Buy Canada

    Best Buy Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc.
(NYSE:  BBY) is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer
electronics, personal computers and entertainment products. Best Buy currently
operates 59 stores across Canada, offering consumers the latest technology and
entertainment products, at guaranteed lowest prices, in a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. Best Buy also operates the Geek Squad,
which provides expert in-store and in-home product support and installation,
and Best Buy Mobile, which provides consumers a unique and unparalleled "walk
out working" mobile-phone shopping experience.
    Best Buy Canada is committed to kids and their local communities and has
a comprehensive community relations program described at
    For more information about Best Buy Canada, including store locations,
visit or follow Best Buy on Twitter at

    Media Contact

    Media are invited to capture the excitement of the line-up, take photos
of celebrity appearances, speak with a Best Buy employee about the grand
opening and get a first look of the brand new store.

For further information:

For further information: Patrick Lavoie,, (514)

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