Hockey Superstars Featured at Scotiabank Events during NHL All-Star Game Weekend

    Iginla, Howe, Bower, Mahovlich, Lindsay, Napier part of Scotiabank
    event lineup

    TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Scotiabank is welcoming media, invited guests
and contest winners to enjoy Bank sponsored events taking place during this
year's NHL All-Star Game Weekend and the chance to meet and greet with some of
hockey's greats including Scotiabank hockey advisor and Calgary Flames right
winger Jarome Iginla.
    "We're very excited to offer unique opportunities for people to meet NHL
Alumni hockey heroes and a present-day hockey superstar," said Chris Hodgson,
Scotiabank Group Head Canadian Banking. "Whether it's an opportunity to meet
Jarome Iginla, Mark Napier or Gordie Howe, Scotiabank is proud of its hockey
programs that invest in our communities and promote a sport that is a strong
part of Canadian life, from the grassroots to professional levels."
    Scotiabank guests will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive event
with Jarome Iginla, while winners of Scotiabank branch promotions will be
invited to attend a reception with some of hockey's greatest legends from the
NHL Alumni.
    In addition to these exclusive events, the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fav
Breakaway Challenge, part of the NHL All-Star game weekend, will feature five
of the NHL's most skilled players trying to win the votes of their fans by
showcasing their puck- and stick-handling goal scoring talents. Last year's
Breakaway winner was Alex Ovechkin.

    The weekend's events are as follows:

    Banque Scotia Meet & Greet with Jarome Iginla
    WHO:      Jarome Iginla
    WHEN:     Saturday, January 24, 2009
              12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Scotiabank NHL Fan Fav Breakaway Challenge
    WHO:      Alex Ovechkin
              Ryan Getzlaf
              Sidney Crosby
              Alex Kovalev
              Patrick Kane
    WHEN:     Saturday, January 24th, 2009
              7:00 p.m. start

    Banque Scotia NHL Alumni Platinum Party
    WHO:      Mark Napier
              Gordie Howe
              Ted Lindsay
              Frank Mahovlich
              Johnny Bower
    WHEN:     Sunday, January 25, 2009
              2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    About Scotiabank

    Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local
teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues.
Through its partnerships, Scotiabank's hockey programs enrich the communities
where Canadians live and work by engaging fans and players in new ways to
celebrate our game. Scotiabank supports the passion and pride Canadians feel
for the game and believes it is fundamental to helping young people learn
about teamwork camaraderie and the spirit of competition. Scotiabank is the
Official Bank of the NHL, NHLPA, NHL Alumni and CWHL, and has partnerships
with the Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators whose home arena is Scotiabank
Place. For more information, on Scotiabank's hockey programs visit Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in
which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations
and philanthropic activities, in 2008 the Bank provided about $43 million in
sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily
in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture.
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    /Note to media: These events are by invitation or ticket-holder only, but
    media access can be arranged. Please contact below for location and other

For further information:

For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6203

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