Media Advisory, Tour and Photo Op: Pier 21 to Unveil Scotiabank Research Centre



    HALIFAX, June 4 /CNW/ - Pier 21 will unveil the Scotiabank Research
Centre, celebrating Canada's rich cultural diversity. The Scotiabank Research
Centre holds thousands of stories, photographs, documents and oral histories
in its collections and is a place to share and preserve memories for the
future. The Centre will offer Canadians the opportunity to explore stories of
immigrants who crossed through Pier 21 upon arrival to Canada.

    
    What:     Unveiling of Scotiabank Research Centre and Media Tour

    Where:    Pier 21, Halifax N.S

    When:     Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
              9:30 a.m. media conference
              10 a.m. media tour, photo and interview opportunities

    Who:      Robbie Shaw, Chair of the Board, Pier 21
              Sabi Marwah, Vice-Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer,
              Scotiabank
              Canadian immigrants who passed through Pier 21 upon arrival to
              Canada
    

    This newly restored award-winning National Historic Site of Pier 21 tells
the stories of 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee
children and Canadian military service personnel who passed through its doors
between 1928 and 1971. Now Canada's last surviving ocean immigration shed,
Pier 21 promises a dramatic exploration of a critical part of our heritage
through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and activities for all
ages.
    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 and social services. Scotiabank is on the World Wide
Web at www.scotiabank.com.





For further information:

For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6203, or at livy_feldgajer@scotiacapital.com; Stefani Angelopoulos,
Pier 21 Society, (902) 425-2320 or sangelopoulos@pier21.ca


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