Media Advisory - Future Shop to unveil $85K Future Leaders Tech Lab at Surrey school

    Largest technology donation ever made to B.C.'s biggest school district

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Future Shop invites you to come and experience
the launch of the Future Leaders Tech Lab at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School,
a state-of-the-art computer assisted drafting (CAD) lab that took over 400
labour hours to renovate, refurnish and re-equip during the summer. Members of
the Surrey School Board and Future Shop executives will join Mayor Diane Watts
to mark the largest ever technology donation to a school in B.C.'s biggest
school district.
    Participating students, the Q.E. Principal, Surrey School Board Vice
Chair and Future Shop executives will be available for on-camera interviews
following the presentation.

    Photo Op: Queen Elizabeth students give demonstrations using
              state-of-the-art computers and software in a dramatically
              overhauled space. Media are invited to test-drive the new lab
              in student-led teams.

    Who:      Photo participants and on-site interviews include:

              -  Wayne Jefferson, vice chair, Surrey School Board
              -  Moe Amirie, vice president, Future Shop
              -  Mayor Diane Watts, City of Surrey
              -  20 Q.E. Secondary Grade 11/12 students

    Where:    Future Leaders Tech Lab, Queen Elizabeth Secondary School,
              9457 - 136th Street, Surrey, B.C.

    When:     Thursday, September 11th, 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

    Attending media are asked to proceed to the Superintendent's office.

    About Future Shop Community Giving

    With 133 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(, Burnaby, B.C.-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. Since 2001, Future
Shop has awarded 440 post-secondary scholarships valued at over $1.3 million
to the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, and donated over 425 computers to set up
CanTech centres. Each of Future Shop's 133 stores donates to non-profits and
communities on an individual basis, and supports employee volunteerism with
Community Partner Awards.

For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Grant, (604) 412-1008,; Ayesha Khan, (604) 647-6266,

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