Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity - Scotiabank Supports Youth Leadership at the 85th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair



    TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - The Scotiabank Classic Youth Weekend at the Royal
Agricultural Winter Fair will attract more than 1,500 4-H youth from across
Canada in an atmosphere of spirited competition and sportsmanship. A variety
of events are planned for the weekend, including the annual Scotiabank Classic
- the largest and most prestigious 4-H dairy and beef heifer competitions in
Canada.

    
    Who:      4-H members from across Canada
              Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture

    What:     Scotiabank Classic Youth Weekend

    When:     Thursday, November 1 to Monday, November 5, 2007

                 Thursday, November 1
                 8:00 p.m.   Ontario Junior Barrow Group of Three

                 Friday, November 2, 2007
                 8:30 a.m.   Ontario Jr. Barrow Show
                 9:00 a.m.   Queen's Guineas Show
                 4:30 p.m.   Queen's Guineas Auction
                 7:30 p.m.   Ontario Jr. Barrow Auction

                 Saturday, November 3, 2007
                 9:00 a.m.   Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture
                 9:00 a.m.   Dairy Goat Jr. Showmanship
                 10:00 a.m.  Provincial 4-H Go for the Gold

                 Sunday, November 4, 2007
                 9:00 a.m.   Scotiabank Classic Canadian Junior
                             Beef Heifer Show Showmanship
                 6:00 p.m.   Scotiabank Classic Canadian Junior
                             Dairy Show Showmanship Preliminaries

                 Monday, November 5, 2007
                 8:30 a.m.   Scotiabank Classic Canadian Junior
                             Dairy Show Showmanship Finals
                 9:00 a.m.   Scotiabank Classic Canadian Junior
                             Beef Heifer Show Conformation
                 10:30 a.m.  Scotiabank Classic Canadian Junior
                             Dairy Show Conformation
                 5:30 p.m.   Scotiabank Classic Champion and Volunteer Dinner

                 For more information about events at the Royal Agricultural
                 Winter Fair please visit www.royalfair.org.

    Where:    The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
              The Ricoh Coliseum and The Ring of Excellence, Exhibit Hall B
              Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
              (west of Bathurst St. at the corner of Lakeshore Blvd. and
              Strachan Ave.)
    

    For over 175 years, Scotiabank has been helping farmers and
agribusinesses grow and prosper. Our integrated banking solutions can assist
in the day-to-day management of your business for today and in the future.

    Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally
and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic
activities, in 2006 the Bank provided more than $42 million in sponsorships
and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas
of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. Scotiabank is
on the World Wide Web at www.scotiabank.com.





For further information:

For further information: Scotiabank, Patty Stathokostas, Scotiabank
Public Affairs, (416) 866-3625, patty_stathokostas@scotiacapital.com; The
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Pereina Choudhury, Mansfield Communications
Inc., (416) 599-0024, pereina@mcipr.com


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