A local hero from Quebec could receive a $100,000 donation for their community efforts to the charity of their choice at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto
MONTREAL, Aug. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Scotiabank wants you to help uncover local community heroes in Quebec by nominating a Scotiabank Game Changer today. With the CFL season underway, more than 25 Scotiabank Game Changers have already been recognized across Canada, but there is still time to send local heroes from Quebec into the spotlight by visiting www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and submitting a nomination.
"Scotiabank Game Changers gives people the opportunity to look into the heart of their communities and find individuals who make a difference everyday," said Carole Chapdelaine, Scotiabank's Senior Vice-President, Quebec & Eastern Ontario Region. "The success of the Scotiabank Game Changers so far this season has been tremendous, with dozens of community game changers recognized in CFL markets across Canada. We know there are so many people who are doing great things in their community, and that's why we're asking people to keep the momentum alive and nominate someone today."
Over the course of the CFL season, Scotiabank will recognize nine Scotiabank Game Changers at home games. With three already nominated this season, there's still time left to get in the game and nominate a friend, neighbour, spouse, cousin - anyone who is making a positive impact. Nominating is easy, just visit www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and tell us about someone who is doing great things.
Take a look at the Scotiabank Game Changers who have already been recognized:
SCOTIABANK GAME CHANGERS
Suzanne Lemieux, Fondation Armand-Frappier, July 6, 2012
Suzanne volunteers her time to run the Fondation Armand-Frappier, a first-of-its kind program in Quebec. The program offers high school students exclusive access to a real scientific laboratory for a one-week immersion, free of charge. Since 2002, hundreds of students from across Quebec have benefited from the exceptional opportunity to better understand scientific and health science careers.
Judy Stevens, Share the Warmth Foundation, July 12, 2012
Judy Stevens started Share the Warmth after she heard a news report on homelessness and poverty in the city of Montreal in 1989. She rallied her friends and then her community to participate in a drive for coats to help homeless people in the Montreal area keep warm. For more than 22 years, Judy and her team of volunteers have distributed clothes to people in need. The organization now holds a food bank for 700 people each month, a school food program to feed children and a second-hand shop that clothes more than 8,000 people each year.
Linda Miller-Eubank, The Montreal Children's Library, July 27, 2012
Linda Miller-Eubank has put her heart and soul into volunteering for the Montreal Children's Library (MCL), a small non-profit organization with a mission to bring the exciting world of books, friendship and imagination to disadvantaged children. As President of MCL's Board of Directors, Linda selflessly devotes more than 40 hours a week to the MCL. Through her exemplary leadership and her countless day-to-day commitments at the library's branches, Linda serves as a shining example of selflessness, devotion and volunteerism in the community.
These game-changing finalists have a shot at becoming a National Game Changer Finalist. That means they could win a game-changing sum of $100,000 for the registered charity or non-profit organization of choice at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto.
TIME IS TICKING DOWN
There's still time on the clock to nominate, or vote for, a Scotiabank Game Changer. Over the course of the 2012 CFL regular season, nine Scotiabank Game Changers will be selected in Quebec and be rewarded for making a difference in their communities. They will receive:
- $1,000 to the cause or charity of the Scotiabank Game Changer's choice
- Online recognition at ScotiabankGameChangers.com
SCOTIABANK GAME CHANGERS PLAY BY PLAY
During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank is recognizing 72 Regional Game Changers in all CFL team markets and providing them with a $1,000 donation to the registered charity or registered non-profit organization of their choice. At the end of the regular season, from the 72 Regional Game Changers, eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists will be selected and provided a VIP trip to the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto. Of those finalists, one will be selected as the National Game Changer and will receive a $100,000 donation to the registered charity or registered non-profit organization of their choice to be presented at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto on November 25, 2012. CFL fans can nominate and vote for Scotiabank Game Changers to help choose the initiative that will receive $100,000.
For more information on how to nominate a Scotiabank Game Changer, to vote for a Scotiabank Game Changer and for full contest rules, please visit www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com, on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers
Scotiabank is a proud supporter of the Canadian Football League and is the Official Bank of the CFL, 100th Grey Cup Festival, BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 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 $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
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