MEDIA ADVISORY - "Alexander the Great" to land at Scotiabank

        100 fans get the chance to see NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin by
                       entering at

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  100 hockey fans have been selected to take part in an exclusive
           opportunity to see and get an autographed photo of Alex Ovechkin,
           and hear him talk with Canadian hockey great and sports
           commentator, Cassie Campbell.

           Recipient of the 2008 Art Ross Trophy and Maurice "Rocket" Richard
           Trophy, Ovechkin is also nominated in the 2008 Hart Trophy and the
           Lester B. Pearson Award to be given out at the NHL Awards Ceremony
           to be held in Toronto on June 12, 2008.

           Fans entered to be one of the 100 to meet Ovechkin at
  and were selected by random draw.

           The contest is now closed.

    WHO:   Alex Ovechkin

    WHEN:  June 11, 2008, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
           9:45 - 10:00 Alex Ovechkin and Cassie Campbell chat
           10:00 - 11:15 autograph signing with Alex Ovechkin
           11:15 - 11:30 media availability with Alex Ovechkin

    WHERE: Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street West, concourse level

    WHY:   Scotiabank's support of hockey dates back to the days of the
           banker leagues professional hockey that predate the NHL. In
           addition to becoming the Official Bank of National Hockey League
           and National Hockey League Players Association in Canada,
           Scotiabank currently has partnerships with the Calgary Flames, the
           Edmonton Oilers and the Ottawa Senators whose home arena is
           Scotiabank Place. Scotiabank also partners with CBC's Hockey Night
           in Canada to sponsor its pre-game show, Scotiabank Hockey Tonight,
           and the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight Kids segment.

           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 2007 the Bank provided
           more than $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. Visit Scotiabank

For further information:

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

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