Pledges additional funding for community hockey in Ottawa
TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today confirmed that it has
reached a new agreement with Senators Sports & Entertainment to
continue as the Official Bank of the Ottawa Senators. This announcement
is concurrent with the news that there will be a transfer of the naming
rights of Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. In signing the new agreement on
"Official Bank" status, Scotiabank also increased its commitment to
community hockey sponsorship in Ottawa.
"Today's announcement means that we will renew our relationship with the
Ottawa Senators and build on some of the great work that we've done
together as their Official Bank for the past seven years," said Duncan
Hannay, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President Canadian Banking, Marketing.
"Scotiabank's commitment to the community and to community hockey is
part of our culture and along with this new agreement we will be
increasing our support for local hockey in the Ottawa region.
"We look forward to offering popular programs that include Scotiabank
Girls HockeyFest and Scotiabank Skater. As a founding member of the
Sens Foundation, we will continue to support great charitable
initiatives, like the Scotiabank Walk, Roll & Run for Roger's House
held on Sunday. Scotiabank employees from 12 branches across the region
raised more than $25,000 for this event. This is one of many
initiatives that Scotiabank employees support and they have raised over
$100,000 for Roger's House.
"In addition, Scotiabank will also make a new investment in community
hockey in Ottawa. Effective immediately, we are pledging additional
funding to support minor hockey in the Nation's Capital. Some of these
funds will support the Ottawa distribution of the Scotiabank Community
Hockey Sponsorship Program. This program is available through
Scotiabank branches from coast to coast and last year sponsored 4500
Canadian minor league teams, more than 250 of them in the Ottawa area."
"Scotiabank has been an outstanding partner since we first began working
together in 2003," said Cyril Leeder, President, Senators Sports &
Entertainment. "Together with Scotiabank, "Canada's Hockey Bank" we
have brought many innovative programs to our fans and charitable
partners and today's announcement means that this important and
worthwhile work will continue."
Scotiabank remains committed to supporting Canadian hockey. We are
Canada's Hockey Bank and believe that hockey enriches the communities
where Canadians live and work. We are proud to partner with the NHL,
NHL Alumni, CWHL, Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames,
Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, 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:
Media Contact: Ann DeRabbie, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-933-1344