Photo/Interview Opportunities - Activities happening all weekend long at Best Buy for Kanata store Grand Opening celebration

    KANATA, ON, Nov. 21 /CNW/ -


        Best Buy is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new store in Kanata
        with events happening all weekend long. Media are invited to visit
        the new Kanata store, located at Centrum Plaza, to capture the events
        detailed below.

    Schedule of events:

           Friday, November 23:

              Before 9:30am:    $500 gift card giveaway before store opens
                                (Customers must be in line before 9:30am to
                                be eligible for the draw.)

              9:30am:           Ribbon-cutting ceremony
                                $5,000 Cheque presentation to Big Brothers
                                Big Sisters of Ottawa

              6pm:              Jason Spezza Appearance
                                (The first 250 people in line before 6pm will
                                get to meet Jason Spezza of the
                                Ottawa Senators )

        Saturday, November 24:

              Before 9:30am:    $500 gift card giveaway before store opens
                                (Customers must be in line before 9:30 am to
                                be eligible for the draw.)

              2pm-4pm:          SpongeBob SquarePants character appearance

        Sunday, November 25:

              Before 10:30am:   $500 gift card giveaway before store opens
                                (Customers must be in line before 10:30 am to
                                be eligible for the draw.)
              2pm-4pm:          Batman character appearance


        Kanata Best Buy Store
        745 Kanata Ave


        Store is open to public as follows:
           Friday, November 23 (10am - 9pm)
           Saturday, November 24 (10am - 9pm)
           Sunday, November 25 (11am - 6pm)

        Media interview and photo/video opportunities:

           Media are welcome to visit the Kanata store during the event times
           listed above. Prior approval is required for access to the stores
           outside of this time.


        Reporters, TV crews and photographers are welcome.

    Interview and Photo/Video Opportunities:

        -  Best Buy general managers, charity partner and customers will be
           available for comment.
        -  Lineup outside the store for opening on Friday morning
        -  Excitement as $500 Best Buy gift card winner is drawn
           Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings
        -  Character appearances

    About Best Buy Stores - Canada

    Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:  BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer ( of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates
the Geek Squad (, a 24 hour a day computer support task
force. There are currently 50 stores in British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

    For more information about Best Buy, visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Heather Seabrook - Best Buy,
(604) 412-1011 (office), (778) 999-1735 (cell),

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