Grey Cup Fever Heats Up Toronto

National Scotiabank Game Changer will win $100,000 charity prize on game day

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The 100th Grey Cup fever is alive in Toronto and this weekend, one community hero will win $100,000 on field at the 100th Grey Cup as part of the Scotiabank Game Changers program. Scotiabank is also hosting a weekend of celebrations leading up to Sunday's Game and fans are invited to take in the action at the Scotiabank Football Experience.

Friday, November 23, 2012 - Media and fans invited

WHAT: The Grey Cup will be on site at Scotia Plaza. Media is invited to
  snap photos of the Grey Cup and players, and fans can get autographs and
  pictures with CFL players.
  
WHO: John Bowman, Montreal Alouettes
           Mike McCullough, Saskatchewan Roughriders
  Jacqueline Ryan, Vice President, Sponsorship and Partnership Programs,
  Scotiabank
   
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   
WHERE: Scotia Plaza, Concourse Level, 40 King Street West, Toronto
   
WHY: To give fans the unique opportunity to see the Grey Cup in advance of Sunday's
  game.

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - Media/Photo Opportunity

WHAT: Scotiabank Game Changers have the opportunity to watch the Calgary Stampeders
  practice in advance of the 100th Grey Cup game and will be available for media
  interviews and photo opportunities on site at the practice field. Read their
  remarkable stories at www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com
   
WHO: Scotiabank Game Changers
  British Columbia - Angel Magnussen, Variety - The Children's Charity
  Edmonton - Curtis Hargrove, Stollery Children's Hospital
  Calgary - Austin Grayston, Alberta Youth in Care & Custody Network
  Saskatchewan - Erin Fogarty, Street Culture Kids Incorporated
  Winnipeg - Ian Rabb, Two Ten Recovery Inc.
  Hamilton - Shane Eickmann, GlobalMedic
  Toronto - Anne Marie Batten, Street Health
  Montreal - Judy Stevens, Share the Warmth Foundation
   
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   
WHERE: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON
   
WHY: As part of the Scotiabank Game Changers program, the eight finalists are taking
  part in the weekend's festivities, including watching the Calgary Stampeders practice.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

WHAT: The 100th Grey Cup - the National Scotiabank Game Changer will be presented
  a $100,000 charity prize on-field during the second quarter of the 100th Grey
  Cup. Scotiabank Game Changers are available for media interviews over the   course of the 100th Grey Cup weekend.
                      
WHO: Scotiabank Game Changers and Charities
  British Columbia: Angel Magnussen, Variety - The Children's Charity
  Edmonton: Curtis Hargrove, Stollery Children's Hospital
  Calgary: Austin Grayston, Alberta Youth in Care & Custody Network
  Saskatchewan: Erin Fogarty, Street Culture Kids Incorporated
  Winnipeg: Ian Rabb, Two Ten Recovery Inc.
  Hamilton: Shane Eickmann, GlobalMedic
  Toronto: Anne Marie Batten, Street Health
  Montreal: Judy Stevens, Share the Warmth Foundation
   
  All-Star Jury
  Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner
  Anatol von Hahn, Group Head, Canadian Banking, Scotiabank
  Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Vice Chair, Toronto Argonauts
  Stewart Johnston, President, TSN
   
WHEN: Second quarter of the 100th Grey Cup game
   
WHERE:  Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON 
   
WHY:

Scotiabank Game Changers program has been recognizing community heroes in each CFL market all season. The winner will receive $100,000 for their charity.

Thursday, November 22 - Sunday, November 25, 2012

WHAT: The 2012 Scotiabank Football Experience, an interactive activation where fans
  can take in all the action leading up to 100th Grey Cup. At the Scotiabank
  Football Experience, fans have the opportunity to:
   
  - Meet CFL players
- Face painting with their favourite CFL team's colours
- Test out their throwing arm at Scotiabank's Throw Like a Pro
- Aim for the uprights at Scotiabank's Field Goal Challenge
- Stroll through the Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum Exhibit
- Catch a glimpse of the real TSN broadcast desk and crew in action
- Entry is Free for the public
   
WHEN: Thursday, November 22 through to Sunday, November 25
   
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (south), 255 Front Street West
   
WHY:  Scotiabank is hosting the 100th Grey Cup Celebration and giving fans across the country the opportunity to celebrate this uniquely Canadian sport.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a proud supporter of the Canadian Football League and is the Official Bank of the CFL, 100th Grey Cup Festival, BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com

SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information:

Media Inquiries: 
Sheena Findlay
Scotiabank
Sheena.findlay@scotiabank.com 
647-628-3501

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