Twenty additional $100 RONA ECO prize packs awarded to families across
TORONTO, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Scotiabank EcoLiving today announced that
the Sebastian family of Pickering, Ontario is the $40,000 grand prize
winner of its national EcoHome Renovation Contest in partnership with
RONA. As the grand prize winner, the Sebastian family receives an eco
kitchen renovation, featuring RONA ECO products with expertise and
design provided by Scotiabank partner Green Living.
"We were really pleased by the quantity and quality of contest entrants
from across Canada," said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate Social
Responsibility at Scotiabank. "It is clear that many Canadians are
becoming increasingly aware of how environmentally friendly renovation
choices can save energy, water and money. The EcoHome Renovation
Contest highlights the benefits of residential energy efficiency."
The Scotiabank EcoHome Renovation Contest launched November 2011. In
addition to the Grand Prize, 20 secondary prize packages featuring RONA
ECO products were also awarded. Details about the renovation, including
a blog following the kitchen renovation from start to finish, can be
found on the Scotiabank EcoLiving website, ecoliving.scotiabank.com/contests. The Sebastian family's new eco-kitchen will be featured in the Spring
2012 edition of Scotiabank's EcoLiving Magazine which will be available
in Scotiabank branches across the country in June.
"The strong participation in the EcoHome Renovation Contest confirms
that people are now open to and interested in integrating eco-friendly
changes to their home renovation projects," said Claude
Bernier Executive Vice President Marketing and Customer Innovations at
RONA. "At RONA, we believe the future is built one choice at a
time and the choices we make today have a definite impact on the
planet's future and we are glad to see our customers feel the same
way," he added.
"We are ecstatic about winning the EcoHome Renovation Contest," said
Shelley Sebastian. It's exciting to know that our 25-year-old kitchen
will be beautiful as well as energy efficient. Its especially great
knowing that as we make these upgrades we will be demonstrating to our
daughter the benefits of going green and reducing our negative impacts
on the environment. We can't wait to get started!"
Scotiabank's EcoLiving Program aims to enable and encourage Canadians to
save energy and money at home. The RONA ECO line offers consumers over
400 products that have a less negative impact on the environment than
equivalent standard items.
About the Scotiabank EcoLiving Program
The Scotiabank EcoLiving Program launched in June, 2010. The website, www.scotiabank.com/ecoliving, is a unique online consumer resource that provides home greening
options together with government rebate and financial savings
information all in one place - providing an easy-to-use resource for
Canadians to learn about, plan and compare green home improvement
options. The website includes project planning tools and a financial
calculator to allow visitors to compare products and rebates, plan and
finance their projects and see the savings that can result from each
energy efficient renovation. The EcoLiving magazine is available twice
yearly in Scotiabank branches and the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards
recognize innovation in residential energy efficiency.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 75,000 employees,
Scotiabank and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more
than 55 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of
products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and
investment banking. With assets above $575 billion (as at October 31,
2011), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges
(BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home
renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of more than
950 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and
formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of
banners in every region of Canada and more than 17 million square feet
of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in
annual retail sales. For more information on how RONA can help making
eco-friendly changes to your home, please visit ronaeco.ca.
Green Living Enterprises is a pioneer and leader in developing social
and environmental marketing programs that keep consumers and clients at
the forefront of the green agenda. Green Living Enterprises is a
full-service, one-stop solution for green marketing, product and
program development, custom publishing, and event management. Green
Living Enterprises, an authentically green company, also includes
Greenlivingonline.com and The Green Living Show, North America's
largest green consumer show, dedicated to easy and workable solutions
for leading a sustainable lifestyle.
For further information:
Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-933-0646, email@example.com
Nadia Goyer, Senior Advisor Communications and Public Affairs RONA inc., 514-599-5900, extension 5271, firstname.lastname@example.org