/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Glenn Anderson leads countdown to Edmonton's
first Scotiabank Pro-Am and encourages public to help 'stick it' to
Alzheimer's/

EDMONTON, March 2 /CNW/ - Six-time Stanley Cup champion Glenn Anderson will delight fans as he returns to Edmonton and takes to the ice once again on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace.

    
    WHAT:     Glenn Anderson and other NHL alumni will team up with leading
              fund-raisers from participating Scotiabank Pro-Am teams and
              Edmonton media personalities for a lively game of shinny in a
              preview of the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's coming to
              Edmonton April 9, 10, and 11, 2010. The shinny game will be
              preceded by a news conference at centre ice involving Glenn and
              Scotiabank Pro-Am representatives.

              To officially mark the start of the shinny game, Glenn Anderson
              will face off in a ceremonial 'puck-drop' against the current
              top fundraiser Michael Schayer of the Acme Scrappers, who has
              already personally raised $30,000!

              To help encourage fund-raising, Scotiabank will donate $250 for
              every goal scored at the shinny game.

    WHO:      Glenn Anderson and fellow NHL alumni Dave Lumley, Norm Lacombe,
              Nathan Dempsey, Brian Benning, Rob Brown, Ron Low and Al
              Hamilton;
              Lyn Krutzfeldt, President, Alzheimer Society - Alberta and
              Northwest Territories;
              Blair Holgate, Scotiabank Alzheimer Avengers goalie, who will
              share his family's experience with Alzheimer's;
              Mark Gryfe, President, Baycrest Foundation;
              Top fundraising Pro-Am participants

    WHERE:    West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace

    WHEN:     Thursday March 4, 2010 - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
                 - 12:00 p.m.: On-ice media conference including Q & A period
                 - 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.: 30-minute "straight time" shinny game
                 - 1:15 p.m.: Glenn, other NHL alumni and Scotiabank Pro-Am
                              representatives available for interviews
                              following shinny game

    WHY:      The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's is an innovative
              fundraiser that offers amateur hockey players the chance to
              play with and against a host of NHL alumni while raising
              critical funds for Alzheimer's research through the Gordie &
              Colleen Howe Fund for Alzheimer's. The Scotiabank Pro-Am, which
              began in Toronto four years ago, has raised more than $7.5
              million.
    

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


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