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Best Buy partners with Gitanyow and Gitsegukla to provide Christmas gifts

Gitanyow and Gitsegukla community members do some shopping at Best Buy.
Gitanyow and Gitsegukla community members do some shopping at Best Buy.

There were a few people who beat the Boxing Day rush at Best Buy and managed to get some great deals for Christmas instead.

Shoppers from the Gitanyow and Gitsegukla Indigenous communities took advantage of a partnership with Best Buy to get some Christmas presents for kids in their respective communities.

For the last three years, the Best Buy Prince George store has supported Gitanyow Band Council to purchase gifts for children who are still enrolled in school programs and have not dropped out of school. Best Buy has supplied them with more than 100 gifts this year, to ensure children continue with their education. The store has been a huge supporter of the northern communities and have also supported Gitsegukla First Nations with a similar initiative and will continue to partner with them over the next coming years.

“Here at Best Buy partnerships are important in a season where giving is even more important,” says Matthew Emke, store manager. “

Gifts can involve all kinds of goodies that Best Buy carries. A gadget that helps teach coding is particularly popular and, says Emke, will help youngsters as they prepare to enter the work world.

In addition to helping out at Gitanyow and Gitseguika, the store has donated $400 to a local school to help provide appliances for their home economics program

Best Buy has also partnered with Salvation Army in Prince George for their “Angel Tree” program – where customers and staff are able to take a tag off a Christmas tree at the front of their store and purchase gifts for under privileged children