Best Buy Canada celebrates the grand opening of its ninth Greater Montreal store in Lachenaie

    Weekend events include Montreal-wide Grand-Opening specials and celebrity
    appearances in Lachenaie by Maxim Lapierre, Annie Villeneuve and Youppi

    MONTREAL, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - On August 14, Best Buy - Canada's fastest
growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and
entertainment products - will celebrate the grand opening of its ninth store
in the Greater Montreal area, located at Smartcentres Lachenaie, with a
weekend of festivities and celebrity appearances.
    During the Grand opening celebrations, Best Buy will donate $15,000 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 also include door-crasher specials at all
Montreal-area Best Buy stores, including Laval, LaSalle, Anjou, Marché
Central, Taschereau, St-Bruno, Pointe-Claire and Rosemere, to help shoppers
stretch their back-to-school dollars.

    Weekend Schedule of Events:

    Location:       Smartcentres Lachenaie
                    651 Des Migrateurs Road
                    Lachenaie, Quebec

    Friday, August 14

        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
                          Maxim Lapierre of the Montreal Canadiens

    Saturday, August 15

        Before 7:45 a.m.  Line-Up to Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card(*)
        12 - 2 p.m.       Appearance and autograph signing by
                          singer Annie Villeneuve

    Sunday, August 16

        Before 8:45 a.m.  Line-Up to Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card(*)
        12 - 1:30 p.m.    Appearance and photos with Montreal Canadiens
                          mascot, Youppi
        All Day           Video games and demos in the PlayStation Big Rig

    (*) Line-Up to Win $500 giveaways will happen at all Best Buy locations
    in Greater Montreal. All other events take place at the Lachenaie store

    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 58 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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