Media Advisory - Interview/Photo Opportunity: Scotiabank Small Business RV Rolls into Ottawa for the "Get Growing to a Million" Cross-Country Tour



    OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Scotiabank has literally hit the road in a
specially-equipped RV to deliver information, advice and tools to small
business owners across the country to help them grow their businesses to the
next level. The RV tour was officially launched in Vancouver on June 3rd and
is making a stop in Ottawa on September 29th and 30th to join local Scotiabank
Small Business advisors as they meet with small business owners to identify
strategies to grow their businesses.

    
    Interview/Photo Opportunity - Ottawa Small Business Owner
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    When:  September 29, 2008
           1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    What:  Interview/Photo Opportunity - Ottawa Small Business Owner
           Scotiabank Place, 1000 Paladium Drive, Kanata
           Peter Hudson - owner HTG Sports Services

           Meet Peter Hudson, Owner of HTG Sports Services, a sports
           management company that provides logistical services to bring
           together teams, media and venues for successful sports events. No
           stranger to large events, Peter has managed logistics for The Bell
           Capital Cup Tournament, an event involving nearly 500 teams and
           recorded by The Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest
           hockey tournament.

           From volleyball to basketball, soccer, and hockey, HTG Sports
           Services has worked with teams across North America to create
           successful sports events at the community-based level right up to
           world championships.

    Interview/Photo Opportunity - Scotiabank Small Business Experts
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    When:  September 29th
           8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Collins Barrow Accounting, 301 Moodie
            Drive, Suite 400
           10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Scott, Rankin, Gardiner, 2650 Queensview
            Dr. Suite 207
           1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Scotiabank Place, 1000 Paladium Drive,
            Kanata

           September 30th
           9:30a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Scotiabank, 1649 Merrivale Road

    What:  Interview/Photo Opportunity - Scotiabank Small Business Experts

           The Scotiabank 'Get Growing to a Million' RV will be at the above
           locations and open to interested local small business owners.
           Scotiabank Small Business Advisors will be on hand to speak with
           media about the challenges small business owners are facing in
           today's economy and are able to offer expert advice on all aspects
           of small business from start-up planning to sales and marketing
           for growth. They also have great stories to share of small
           business owners they have met while travelling across the country.
    

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 60,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12.5 million customers in some 50
countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and
services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking.
With $462 billion in assets (as at July 31, 2008), Scotiabank trades on the
Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit
www.scotiabank.com.





For further information:

For further information: Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416)
866-3631, deborah_clark@scotiacapital.com; and Philippe Boivin, CASACOM, (514)
286-2145, poste 222, pboivin@casacom.ca


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