Future Shop Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.

May 07, 2008 10:00 ET

Future Shop Opens New Store in Calgary Area-Beacon Hill

Hockey Legend Doug Gilmour and doorcrasher deals part of weekend-long celebration Media invitation: Media are invited to Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, May 9, 9:30 AM before the doors open to the public at 10 AM.

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Future Shop, Canada's largest national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is set to open our new Beacon Hill store this Friday, May 9 at 10 AM at 11810 Sarcee Trail NW, Calgary. Festivities, sales, promotions, contests and celebrity appearances will occur from Friday morning until close on Sunday.

GRAND OPENING EVENTS INCLUDE:

- Media invited to Grand Opening and Donation Presentation to Boys and Girls Club of Calgary - May 9 (9:30 - 9:45 AM)

- Line-up and Win! - Future Shop Gift Card Giveaway - every morning from May 9 - 11

- The first 100 customers in line this Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a Future Shop Gift Card valued at $5, $25, or $50. Plus, each morning, one lucky winner will receive a $500 shopping spree!

- Nintendo Wii Gaming Tournament and Giveaway - Friday, May 9 (3 - 8 PM)

- Check out Nintendo Wii and enter to win one of your own!

- Hockey legend Doug Gilmour makes a Guest Appearance - Saturday, May 10 (12 - 2 PM)

- Meet Doug Gilmour during an autograph signing from 12-2 PM on Saturday

- Hitmen Fan Pack Giveaway - May 9-11

- Simply by coming in-store, customers can enter to win a Hitmen fan pack which includes 4 season tickets, and 4 autographed jerseys.

Visitors to the store will have access to over 25,000 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, wireless and gaming. In recognition of the growing popularity of video gaming, Future Shop's new Beacon Hill store is the first Future Shop in Canada to have a dedicated team of gaming Product Experts.

BEACON HILL STORE HOURS FOR MAY 9-11:

Friday, May 9: 10 AM - 9 PM

Saturday, May 10: 10 AM - 9 PM

Sunday, May 11: 11 AM - 6 PM

BEACON HILL STORE ADDRESS:

11810 Sarcee Trail NW, Calgary, AB, T3R 0A1

About Future Shop

With 132 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. Future Shop and its more than 10,000 employees are dedicated to providing customers with expert advice about home and entertainment technology both in-store and online. The company hosts an online community forum for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca). To help keep used electronics out of the landfills, Future Shop has an in-store recycling program for seven types of products (see www.futureshop.ca/green). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/community).

For more information about Future Shop, including store locations, visit www.futureshop.ca.

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