Scotiabank kicks into high gear for JDRF



    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Scotiabank executives will go the distance in a
stationary bike ride-off to launch the Bank's involvement in this Fall's
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Ride for Diabetes Research. Competing in
head-to-head heats, one executive will receive the Scotiabank/JDRF Challenge
Cup.

    
    WHO:      Scotiabank executives
              Peter Oliver, co-owner, Oliver Bonacini restaurants, Co-Chair
              of the JDRF National Ride for Diabetes Research and member of
              the JDRF Board of Directors

    WHERE:    Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street West, Adelaide Street entrance

    WHEN:     Friday, August 21, 2009

    WHY:      Scotiabank and its employees are committed to giving back to
              the communities we serve. Scotiabankers across the country will
              be involved with JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research events across
              the country. This event launched the Bank's participation and
              encourages employees to get involved.

    Note: The Toronto JDRF Ride event takes place September 25th at
    Nathan Phillips Square.
    

    About Scotiabank

    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 2008 the Bank provided about $43 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. Visit us at
www.scotiabank.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact, Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank
Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203


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