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Best Buy conducts School Tech Grant program

Electronics retailer Best Buy Canada has awarded $10,000 in funding to each of nine Canadian secondary schools through a program called the "Best Buy School Tech Grant." The schools will use the funds to purchase technology for the use of their students for facilities such as literacy labs, maker spaces or media clubs.

The nine schools are: Echo Dene School of Fort Liard, NT; LA Matheson Secondary School of Surrey, BC; North Cottage High School of Red Deer, AB; Grandview School of Grandview, MB; Alexander MacKenzie Secondary School of Sarnia, ON; L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute of Scarborough, ON; École secondaire Pierre-Bédard of St-Rémi, QC; Cambridge-Narrows Community School of Cambridge-Narrows; NB and Hampton High School of Hampton, NB.

Best Buy Canada has also awarded 13 secondary schools with grants of up to $1,500 each for technology to support programs in science, technology, engineering or math. This was conducted in association with My Class Needs.

"Every year we are inspired by the stories told through these applications," said Karen Arsenault, community relations manager at Best Buy Canada. "This technology will not only expose students to 21st century digital skills, but open doors to future possibilities and empower students to dream big and accomplish great things."

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