Scotiabank Becomes Gold Level Sponsor of 2013 Windsor-Essex International Children's Games

WINDSOR, ON, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced the Bank has become a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2013 Windsor-Essex International Children's Games.

"Scotiabank is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor for the 2013 Windsor-Essex International Children's Games," said Dave Wilson, District Vice President, Retail and Small Business Banking, Ontario Southwest. "As Canada's most international bank, supporting our communities through the Scotiabank Bright Future philanthropic program is a big part of our culture and our way of giving back to the network of 55 countries we call home."

The International Children's Games (ICG) - recognized by the International Olympic Committee - features 12-to-15-year-old children from round the world participating in a variety of sports.

The annual event was founded in 1968 by Slovenian sports instructor Metod Klemenc to promote peace and friendship through sports. The International Children's Games and Cultural Festival has become the world's largest international multi-sport youth games. Nearly 40,000 children have competed at 43 summer games and 4 winter games in 411 cities and 86 countries.

"In the spirit of friendship and good sportsmanship, we wish the very best of luck to all the participants during these upcoming games," said Terry Roman, Director, Commercial Banking, Scotiabank.

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.

SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information:

please contact Nadine Jahangir, Scotiabank Media Communications, at (416) 933-2927, or nadine.jahangir@scotiabank.com.


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