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April 21, 2008 13:17 ET

April 22 is "RONA Eco-Responsible Day" Across Canada

RONA How-To Team and Olympic Athletes Clean Up Canadian Cities From Vancouver to Halifax

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON) will hold its first Eco-Responsible Day on Tuesday, April 22. To commemorate the day, the RONA How-To Team - made up of RONA employees - and Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes, will get to work and help clean up nine selected Canadian cities. Many dignitaries and local organizations will join the RONA How-To Team as part of this initiative. Members of the media are invited to join the How-To Team in the city of their choice.



VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1st clean-up location: YMCA Nanook Child Care Centre,
1255 10th Avenue East,
Mount Pleasant, Vancouver

When: Beginning at 10 a.m.

2nd clean-up location: Streets surrounding the YWCA Emma Child Care
Centre,
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary,
3839 Carolina Street, Vancouver

When: Beginning at 1 p.m.

Who: Maelle Ricker (Snowboard athlete)
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Mascots: Miga, Quatchi and Sumi
RONA How-To Team

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CALGARY, ALBERTA: RONA Eco-Responsible Day clean-up activities in Calgary
are to be rescheduled because of weather conditions.

Where: Twelve-Mile Coulee NW, Calgary

When: To be rescheduled

Who: Lascelles Brown (Bobsleigh athlete)
Allyson Forsyth (Ski athlete)
Kristina Groves (Speed skating athlete)
Christine Nesbitt (Speed skating athlete)
Carla Macleod (Hockey athlete)
Chris Moffat (Bobsleigh athlete)
Mike Moffat (Bobsleigh athlete)
Warren Shouldice (Freestyle ski athlete)
Helen Upperton (Bobsleigh athlete)
RONA How-To Team

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MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

Where: Port Credit Marina, Mississauga

When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Who: Members of the Port Credit Business Improvement
Association
Shannon Condie (Taekwondo athlete)
RONA How-To Team

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SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO

Where: Scarborough Town Centre, Hwy 401 and McCowan

When: 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Who: Scarborough Town Centre Employees
Jeff Buttle (Figure skating athlete)
Marie-France Dubreuil (Figure skating athlete)
Patrice Lauzon (Figure skating athlete)
RONA How-To Team

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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Where: Toronto Island Ferry Docks, Bay St. and Queen's
Quay, Toronto

When: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Who: Jeff Buttle (Figure skating athlete)
Marie-France Dubreuil (Figure skating athlete)
Patrice Lauzon (Figure skating athlete)
RONA How-To Team

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CARLETON PLACE, ONTARIO

Where: Carleton Place Business Improvement Area, along
Main St., Carleton Place

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Who: Paul Dulmage, Mayor of Carleton Place
Carleton Place City Councillors
Chantal Benoit (Paralympic basketball athlete)
RONA How-To Team

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC

Where: Square Dorchester, Metcalfe St. and
Rene-Levesque Boul. West, downtown Montreal

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Who: City of Montreal representatives
Joannie Rochette (Figure skating athlete)
Francois-Louis Tremblay (Speed skating athlete)
Tara Campbell (Water polo athlete)
Rhian Wilkinson (Soccer athlete)
Marie-Pierre Gagne (Synchronized swimming
athlete)
Christine Robinson (Water polo athlete)
Isabelle Rampling (Synchronized swimming
athlete)
RONA How-To Team

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THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC

Where: Cultural centre sector, between St-Alphonse St.
and Dumais St., Thetford Mines

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Who: Francois Boivin (Snowboarding athlete)
RONA How-To Team

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HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

1st clean-up location: Halifax waterfront, outside of the Maritime
Museum of the Atlantic

When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2nd clean-up location: Halifax Mainland Common Park

When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Who: Brad Gushue (Curling athlete)
RONA How-To Team


About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of more than 680 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With over 27,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 15 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6.2 billion in annual retail sales. Visit www.rona.ca to learn more.

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