The Winnipeg Apple Store at Polo Park Shopping Centre will be opening it’s doors at 8am this Friday for the iPad 2 launch. Last week, US stores launched the iPad 2 at 5pm, it looks like that wasn’t such a great idea as there’s only so much product a retail store can move in 4 hours of operation (5pm – 9pm store close)

So if your an eager beaver, make sure to set Friday, March 25, 2011 8:00am on your iCal’s. As usual, you should be there hours before (or even Thursday night).

There hasn’t been any announcement from Apple regarding pushing back the March 25 Canadian launch date. At this point, it’s safe to assume that it is still on – but with limited quantities.

It’s too bad the iPad 2 launch and Forever 21 grand opening’s didn’t fall on the same day – that would have been an amazing sight.

UPDATE: It turns out Apple will launch the iPad 2 at 5PM in Canada.

Image Apple Store Grand Opening Originally uploaded by AccessWinnipeg