Future Shop Opens New Sydney Store on Thursday

    Lisa Simpson, Former Maple Leafs' Wendel Clark, and doorcrasher deals
    all part of 4-day celebration

    BURNABY, BC, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest national
retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is set to open a new store on
Thursday, August 16 at May Flower Mall in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The Grand
Opening Celebration will kick off on Thursday with a Gift Card giveaway to the
first 100 customers in line. On Friday, a $1500 donation will be presented to
the Cape Breton Regional Hospital's Pediatric Ward prior to a ribbon cutting
ceremony with the Honourable Mayor John Morgan. Celebrity appearances,
festivities, sales, promotions, and contests will occur until close on Sunday.
    Visitors to the store will have access to 20,000 square feet of the
latest technology in an interactive environment. Future Shop's Product Experts
will be available to demonstrate products and assist customers with an
outstanding range of products through DVD preview stations, music listening
stations, in-store computer demonstrations and home theatre displays that
include plasma and LCD televisions.

    -   Donation Presentation to Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Pediatric
        Ward) - Friday (9:40 am)

    -   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor John Morgan - Friday (9:45 am)

    -   Line-up and Win! - Future Shop Gift Card Giveaway - every morning
        from August 16 - 19
           -  The first 100 customers in line Thursday, Friday, Saturday
              and Sunday will receive a Future Shop Gift Card valued at
              $5, $25, or $100.

    -   Nintendo Wii Tournament and Giveaway - August 17 (3 pm - 8 pm)
           -  Take part in a Nintendo Wii tournament outside the store and
              enter to win a Nintendo Wii. Gaming tournament will take place
              between 5 - 7 pm with consoles available for practice starting
              at 3 pm.

    -   Lisa Simpson Character Appearance and Autograph signing -
         August 18 (1 - 3 pm)
           -  Children, families and fans will have a chance to get an
              autograph from Lisa Simpson.

    -   Former Maple Leafs' Wendel Clark makes a Guest Appearance -
         August 19 (2 - 4 pm)
           -  Wendel will be signing autographs in-store.

    Thursday, August 16: 10am - 9pm
    Friday, August 17: 10am - 9pm
    Saturday, August 18: 10am - 9pm
    Sunday, August 19: 12pm - 5pm

    About Future Shop

    With 125 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics.

For further information:

For further information: about Future Shop, including store locations,
visit www.futureshop.ca or call Cheryl Grant, Communications Specialist, (604)
412-1008 or chgrant@futureshop.com

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