TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced the winners of the
Scotiabank Classic at the 85th annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - the
most prestigious dairy and beef youth shows in Canada.
"The Scotiabank Classic and the Scotiabank Youth Weekend demonstrate the
Bank's commitment and support for 4-H and youth in rural communities," said
Bob Funk, Vice-President, Agriculture Services, Scotiabank. "The Scotiabank
Classic gives 4-H members from across Canada the opportunity to develop
leadership and life skills. We congratulate the winners and thank all
participants and volunteers for making this year's events a great success."
Scotiabank is pleased to announce the following winners of this year's
- Grand Champion Junior Beef Heifer Showmanship - Ryan Brown, North
Simcoe County, Ontario
- Grand Champion Junior Beef Heifer Calf - Sean Enright, Renfrew
- Grand Champion Junior Dairy Showmanship - Marie-Philip Brisson,
Quebec South West County, Quebec
- Grand Champion Junior Dairy Calf - John Walker, Elgin County, Ontario
The Scotiabank Classic Youth Weekend (November 1 to 5, 2007) drew 1,500
4-H members from across Canada in an atmosphere of spirited competition and
sportsmanship. In addition to the Scotiabank Classic, the weekend included the
Scotiabank Youth Welcome Centre and the Scotiabank Classic Photo Contest among
the activities. The weekend wrapped up with the annual Scotiabank Classic
Champion and Volunteer Dinner last night.
"2007 marks a very special year not only for the Royal Agricultural
Winter Fair, which is in its 85th year, but also for Scotiabank and the
Scotiabank Classic Canadian Junior Beef Heifer Show," added Mr. Funk.
"Scotiabank is proud to be celebrating its 175th year of providing quality
banking services to customers in Canada and abroad, and the Scotiabank Classic
Canadian Junior Beef Heifer Show is celebrating its 20th anniversary."
Now in its 28th year, the 2007 Scotiabank Classic Junior Dairy Show drew
370 competitors from 51 teams across six Canadian provinces. Meanwhile
353 competitors participated in the Scotiabank Classic Canadian Junior Beef
Heifer Show. Competitors' ages ranged from 13-to-21 years. For a complete list
of winners, please visit www.royalfair.org and click on Agriculture Show
ribbon to the left of Today's Update.
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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.
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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
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