Rude boys didn't get their NS stuff until early October last year so I guess it would be the same this year. Not that that matters as you don't want to use a nice new board early season.
If the price is the same all round buy it from Rude buys. Only 5% GST in Alberta. None of that HST shit.
If they haven't gotten them in yet then you can ask them to make sure the one your want is on the order. Even put a deposit up front on layway if you want to guarantee it. They will do it for ya.