Future Shop Opens North Bay Store on Friday

    Hockey Hall of Famers Darryl Sittler, Guy Lafleur, and doorcrasher deals
    are part of North Bay Future Shop's Grand Opening celebration this

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest national
retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is set to open a new store on
Friday, November 2 at Northgate Shopping Centre in North Bay, Ontario. The
Grand Opening Celebration will kick off on Friday. Celebrity appearances, a
donation to the local Royal Canadian Legions, festivities, sales, and contests
will occur until close on Sunday.

    Who:      Media and customers are invited to access 20,000 square feet of
              the latest technology in an interactive environment. Future
              Shop product experts will be available to demonstrate products
              and assist customer 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.

    What:     Grand Opening Celebration of North Bay Future Shop; events

              -  Donation Presentation in honour of Remembrance Day to Royal
                 Canadian Legion Branch 23 & 599 - Nov 2, 9:05 AM

              -  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Deputy Mayor Peter Chirico -
                 Nov 2, 9:25 AM

              -  Line-up and Win! - Future Shop Gift Card Giveaway - every
                 morning, Nov 2 - 4

                 -  The first 100 customers in line Friday, Saturday and
                    Sunday will receive a Future Shop Gift Card valued at $5,
                    $25, or $50. One person each morning will win a $500
                    shopping spree.

              -  Win a Wii - Nov 2, 3 PM - 8 PM
                 -  Come play the interactive Nintendo Wii and enter to win a

              -  Meet Darryl Sittler, NHL Hockey Hall of Famer - Nov 3,
                 Noon - 2 PM
                 -  Receive a signed autograph from Toronto Maple Leafs Star

              -  Meet Guy Lefleur, NHL Hockey Hall of Famer - Nov 4,
                 Noon - 2 PM
                 -  Receive a signed autograph in-store

              -  Win a trip for 2 to see the Toronto Maple Leafs - Nov 2 - 4
                 -  Enter in-store to win airfare for 2, accommodation, limo
                    ride to and from the game and 2 Canon digital cameras.
                    See in-store for details.

    Where:    North Bay Future Shop
              Northgate Shopping Centre
              1500 Fisher Street, North Bay (Ontario)

    When:     Friday, November 2 from 9:30 AM - 9 PM
              Saturday, November 3 from 9:30 AM - 6 PM
              Sunday, November 4 from 11 AM - 5 PM

    About Future Shop

    With 128 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, visit www.futureshop.ca or
call: Cheryl Grant, Communications, (604) 412-1008, or chgrant@futureshop.com

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