OAKVILLE, ON, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Oakville Children's Choir joined
Scotiabank in downtown Oakville today for a presentation of the
Scotiabank Bright Future Community Voices CD to choir members. The
Oakville Children's Choir is featured on the CD among 12 other
children's choirs from around the world who tell the story of
Scotiabank's involvement and contributions to communities globally.
"The Oakville Children's Choir is deeply rooted in the Halton community
and Scotiabank is thrilled to feature them in the Bright Future
Community Voices project," said Patrick McNeely, Branch Manager of
Scotiabank's downtown Oakville branch. "The youth, and their music,
demonstrate a true energy, spirit and love of community. Scotiabankers
all across Canada, and around the world, share this with them and it's
why we felt they were a great fit to tell Scotiabank's story of its
commitment to communities."
The Oakville Children's Choir has achieved tremendous success over the
last 17 years and has focused on providing world class choral, musical
and performance training to young people in Halton. It has become a
comprehensive music education program for some 150 auditioned
choristers who range from five to 18 years of age.
The Bright Future Community Voices project is a compilation of videos
that feature the music of local talent from 12 countries across the
globe and tell the story of Scotiabank's involvement and contributions
in building successful communities. Choirs from Bahamas, Belize,
Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Jamaica,
México, Perú, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago each received a
$1,000 donation as a part of the initiative.
To watch the Oakville Children's Choir's video, visit https://www.facebook.com/scotiabank.
The Scotiabank Bright Future program is the Bank's global philanthropic
program which brings together all of the Bank's charitable, social and
community efforts and employee volunteer activities under one banner.
Through the Bright Future program, the Bank's charitable efforts are
aimed at being relevant and responsive to the needs of each community
at a grassroots level and provide support across the fields of health,
arts, education, social services, sports and the environment. In the
Caribbean, Latin and Central America, the Bright Future program focuses
primarily on children and children's causes.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
For further information:
Nadine Jahangir, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-933-2927, firstname.lastname@example.org