Media Advisory - Host of former NHL stars to suit up at Scotiabank Pro-Am for
Alzheimer's this weekend

More than $900,000 raised and counting!

Public will have opportunity to watch the likes of Paul Coffey and Glenn Anderson in action at two FREE exhibition games

EDMONTON, April 7 /CNW/ - The waiting is over for nearly 300 amateur hockey players who have been busy raising funds to fight Alzheimer's disease in exchange for the opportunity to play with and against a host of NHL alumni.

    
    WHAT:     The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's is an innovative
              fundraiser that offers amateur hockey players the chance to hit
              the ice with past NHL greats while raising critical funds for
              Alzheimer's research. Teams must raise a minimum of $25,000
              and, based on total dollars raised, get to draft an NHL alumnus
              to play on their team.

              The weekend will include two FREE special exhibition games that
              will give the public a chance to watch their hockey heroes in
              action on a "first come, first served" basis. Doors open 30
              minutes prior to game time.

              * Please see attached daily game schedule including dates and
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                  times for the two special exhibition games
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    WHERE:    Servus Credit Union Place - 400 Campbell Road
              St. Albert

              Media: Please register at media check-in table located in main
              hall across from player/guest registration.

    WHEN:     Saturday, April 10 & Sunday, April 11(xx)
              (xx) Please see attached daily game schedule
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    WHO:      - Twenty former NHL stars including Glenn Anderson, Wendel
                Clark, Paul Coffey, Lanny McDonald and Marty McSorley (xxx)
                (xxx) Please see attached list of all participating NHL
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                      alumni
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              - Nearly 300 amateur hockey players on 18 teams who have raised
                more than $900,000 for Alzheimer's - with funds still coming
                in!
              - Event Co-Chairs Greg Christenson, co-owner of the Christenson
                Group of Companies(TM) and David Cynamon, Executive Chairman,
                K2 Pure Solutions(TM)

    WHY:      Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gordie & Colleen Howe
              Fund for Alzheimer's, which is named in tribute to
              Mr Hockey(TM) Gordie Howe and in loving memory of his wife
              Colleen who passed away from Pick's disease, a form of
              dementia, in March 2009. The Howe Fund will provide valuable
              funding for research in Alzheimer's and related disorders at
              Baycrest, an international leader in aging and brain health,
              and in Alberta, including research at the University of Alberta
              through the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest
              Territories.


    SCOTIABANK PRO-AM FOR ALZHEIMER'S
    Event Schedule & Confirmed NHL Alumni

    Event Schedule:

    Saturday, April 10, 2010
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    9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Regularly scheduled games*

    * A full list of teams and the NHL alumnus they have drafted to play on
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        their team will be available at the media registration table upon
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        check-in
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    7:00 p.m.:   Scotia iTRADE(R) Arena - Special exhibition All-Star Game
                 featuring two teams of the top individual Fundraising
                 All-Stars playing with and against all participating NHL
                 alumni

                 The public is welcome to attend this FREE exhibition game on
                 a "first come, first served" basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Sunday, April 11, 2010
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    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Regularly scheduled games

    1:00 p.m.:   Scotia iTRADE(R) Arena - Special exhibition Championship
                 Game featuring the top two fundraising teams versus
                 participating NHL alumni

                 The public is welcome to attend this FREE exhibition game on
                 a "first come, first served" basis. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

    Confirmed NHL Alumni (in alphabetical order):

    Glenn Anderson        Mike Krushelnyski
    Brian Benning         Norm Lacombe
    Perry Berezan         Dave Lumley
    Rob Brown             Jamie Macoun
    Wendel Clark          Marty McSorley
    Paul Coffey           Lanny McDonald
    Nathan Dempsey        Mark Napier
    Ron Flockhart         Kraig Nienhuis
    Dave Hunter           Chris Nilan
    Chris Joseph          Brian Skrudland
    

SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information: For further information: Deborah Spence, Scotiabank Public Affairs, T: (403) 601-4855, C: (403) 612-3317, deborah.spence@scotiabank.com; Michelle Cobb, Scotiabank Public Affairs, T: (778) 327-5451, C: (778) 668-2995, michelle.cobb@scotiabank.com; Ruth Morayniss, Baycrest Foundation, T: (416) 785-2500 x 2037, C: (416) 577-5213, rmorayniss@baycrest.org


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