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Best Buy Canada celebrates the grand opening of its new store in Barrie Ontario - Best Buy Canada

August 08, 2011  |  Burnaby, BC


Grand opening events include daily $1,000 gift card giveaways, performances by local musicians, hot offers and more!

(Burnaby, BC) August 9, 2011 – Best Buy, Canada’s fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products, is opening a new store in Barrie Ontario this weekend beginning Friday, August 12 at 80 Concert Way, Unit 2.

Customers can line up to win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card each morning and a 3DTV giveaway will be held on Sunday.

The new store will be the fourth in Canada to include a full musical instruments section. There are hundreds of different instruments available and a free music lesson with the purchase of an instrument.

The Family Festival will also be taking place the weekend of the Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday with lots of local musical talent, a BBQ, pancake breakfast, carnival games and much more!

Grand Opening Weekend Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 12

  • Before 9:45 a.m. – Line up for a chance to win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card
  • 9:45 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Lehman and a $5,000 cheque presentation to Big Brothers and Sisters of Barrie and District.

Saturday, August 13

  • Before 9:45 a.m. – Line up for a chance to win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. : Get to meet Dora the Explorer™
  • FREE Family Festival - 10 am – 5pm Saturday and 11 – 6 pm Sunday: Performances by local artists including: Lyric Dubee, Jill Jambor, Julien Michaud, Broken Compass, Shawn Crozier, Adam Skinner and many more, as well as a performance by Wide Mouth Mason on Saturday

Sunday, August 14

  • Before 10:45 a.m. – Line up for a chance to win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card
  • Sunday All-day contest: Enter for the chance to win a 3DTV entertainment package: 55" Samsung LED HD 3DTV, 3D-Capable Samsung Blu-ray Player, Shrek 3D Kit, Monster HDMI Cable, Geek Squad Advanced Home Setup
  • Draw for a $250 Best Buy gift card every hour

Store details:
Phone number: (705) 797-5330
Address: 80 Concert Way, Unit 2

About Best Buy 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). We are Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products. With over 70 Best Buy stores across Canada, we offer a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. Every day our employees are committed to helping deliver technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy Canada, visit

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Jang
Communications Manager
Best Buy Canada


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