TD Canada Trust and Virgin Festival Calgary pump up the volume in Calgary



    
    - TD Canada Trust is sponsoring the 2008 Virgin Festival in Calgary.
    - TD Friends of the Environment Foundation helps build awareness for
      environmentally-friendly practices with the TD Go Zone in the Festival
      Green Spot.
    - Chance to win an all expenses-paid, VIP trip for four to Virgin
      Festival Toronto through TD Money Lounge.
    

    CALGARY, June 18 /CNW/ - Ever imagine you'd see the words 'rock festival'
and 'bank' in the same sentence? For the first time, Virgin Festival will be
rockin' Calgary and Canada's most comfortable bank, TD Canada Trust, will be
there to help pump up the volume at Fort Calgary on June 21 and 22.
    Another first for this year is the introduction of Green Spot - an area
in the Festival dedicated to building environmental awareness. TD Friends of
the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is inviting music lovers to the TD Go Zone
to access solar-powered computers, check out the biodiesel exhibit, charge
their MP3 players and cameras at the solar-powered stations and find out how
TD FEF, and the communities it supports, are making a difference for the
environment.
    "Sponsoring Virgin Festival Calgary is a great way for us to reach out to
young Albertans, especially about our focus on the environment through TD
Friends of the Environment Foundation. We're looking forward to exciting
music, but also to having great conversations in the TD Go Zone about the
environment and the future of Green," said Tim Hockey, Group Head, Canadian
Banking and President and CEO, TD Canada Trust.
    Hot, dirty and sunburned? Not at this festival! TD Canada Trust is all
about comfort so the TD Comfort Crew will be in the crowd handing out
sunscreen, hand sanitizers and misters to help people stay cool and have a
more comfortable experience.
    Gates open at noon both days with the following acts rocking out on the
TD Music Stage:

    
    Saturday, June 21:

    12:40 pm   The Fast Romantics
    1:30 pm    Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
    2:20 pm    The Secret Broadcast
    3:10 pm    Carolina Liar
    4:00 pm    Crash Parallel
    5:00 pm    Hey Ocean
    6:05 pm    The Dudes
    7:20 pm    Pride Tiger

    Sunday, June 22:

    12:40 pm   The Summerlad
    1:30 pm    Said The Whale
    2:20 pm    The Whitsundays
    3:10 pm    The Spades
    4:00 pm    Ten Second Epic
    5:00 pm    Ladyhawk
    6:05 pm    Cadence Weapon
    7:20 pm    The New Pornographers
    

    Anyone who misses out in Calgary or wants to catch the Festival again in
Toronto can refer a friend to the TD Money Lounge on Facebook and will be
automatically entered into a grand prize draw for an all expenses paid, VIP
trip for four to Toronto's Virgin Festival. The grand prize will include
transportation to and from Toronto, accommodations fit for a rock star,
spending money and a private limo to the show with backstage passes to chill
with the band afterwards. For more information, visit www.tdmoneylounge.com.

    Ticket News

    Tickets are nearly gone! The remaining tickets are available at select
Future Shop locations, futureshop.ca, all Ticketmaster outlets,
ticketmaster.ca and by calling 403-777-0000. Ticket information is also
available at: virginfestival.ca. One-day passes are $75.50 (including all
sales taxes, venue fee, and a $1 donation to Virgin Unite Canada). Two-day
passes are $125.00 (including all sales taxes, venue fee, and a $2 donation to
Virgin Unite Canada).

    TD and Music

    Canadians love music and, at TD, so do we. So we're proud to be part of
bringing the best in music to our communities and our customers through
sponsorships that include eight of Canada's foremost jazz festivals, Canadian
Idol and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and by supporting important
and exciting music programs like the National Youth Orchestra, Piano Plus and
the TD Canada Trust Family Concerts. With all the things we're already doing
with music, sponsoring Virgin's Mobile Music Festivals in Canada just feels,
well, comfortable.

    About Virgin Festival Canada

    Virgin Festival Canada has established itself as one of the top rock
festivals in North America. Since the first-ever Canadian Virgin Festival
launched in Toronto in September 2006, around 100,000 music lovers have lived
the Virgin Festival experience. This year Virgin Festival will rock two
Canadian cities - Calgary and Toronto. For more information on the festivals
visit www.virginfestival.ca.

    About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF)

    Since 1990, TD FEF has provided $45 million in funding to over 17,000
grassroots environment and wildlife projects across Canada. In 2007, FEF
provided $3 million in support of 830 projects. Thousands of TD customers and
employees donate to TD FEF on a monthly basis and TD Bank Financial Group
contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management
costs of running TD FEF; this ensures 100 percent of every dollar donated goes
directly to funding environment and wildlife projects in the community where
the donation was made. For more information please visit www.fef.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Kelly Hechler, Media Relations, TD Bank
Financial Group, (416) 982-2469


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