Coastal Contacts nominates Delta Community Living Society for award


    TSX Symbol: COA

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX:COA) today
announced that it nominated the team at the Scott Road Connections Center, a
division of the Delta Community Living Society for the 2007 Tony Schmand
Memorial Award and was pleased to participate in the recent presentation of
the award. The Tony Schmand Memorial Award is presented annually to
individuals supported by Delta Community Living Society who have achieved
significant personal success in one or more of the following: personal
achievement; training or education achievement; community involvement;
volunteer achievement; or employment achievement.
    The Delta Community Living Society is a non-profit community-based
organization that provides support to adults with developmental disabilities
and their families. Funded primarily by Community Living British Columbia,
DCLS is an example of high standards and innovation. DCLS provides active
leadership and advocacy for the Community Living movement in B.C., shares best
practices with other service organizations, participates in policy dialogue
with government and educates the public about the vital needs of the people we
    "Congratulations to Scott Road Connections on winning this award. Since
2004 DCLS has been directly involved in assembling approximately one million
boxes for Coastal Contacts that we have shipped to satisfied customers around
the world," stated Roger Hardy, Coastal Contacts President and CEO. "We are
thrilled with the quality of work provided by the team members of the Scott
Road Connections Center and are committed to this type of partnership
throughout our organization."
    "At Delta Community Living Society we believe that all citizens can be
contributing members of their communities. We believe employment is integral
in the lives of all citizens," commented Anita Sihota, Executive Director of
the Delta Community Living Society. "People with developmental disabilities
can and do make valuable contributions in the workplace. Working in
partnership with Coastal Contacts has been rewarding for the people supported
by Delta Community Living Society and the communities in which they live. We
thank Coastal Contacts for their commitment and for the difference they have
made in the quality of life of the people we support."

    About Coastal Contacts:

    Coastal Contacts is one of the world's fastest-growing vision care
suppliers. Leveraging its world class operations in Europe, North America and
Asia, Coastal is building a predictable recurring revenue stream in the
contact lens segment and is developing complementary branded vision care
products. Already No. 1 in many of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing
toward its goal of becoming the dominant global vision care supplier.

    This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that
reflect the current views and/or expectations of Coastal Contacts Inc. with
respect to its performance, business and future events. Investors are
cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties
including, without limitation, those relating to changes in the market,
potential downturns in economic conditions, limited suppliers, inventory risk,
disruption in our distribution facilities, foreign exchange fluctuations,
regulatory requirements, demand for contact lenses, changes in business
strategy, competition and dependence on the internet. These risks, as well as
others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. Coastal
Contacts does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions
for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Terry Vanderkruyk, Vice President, Corporate
Development Coastal Contacts Inc., (604) 676-4498,

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