Media Advisory - Chris Knox Foundation treats young Saskatchewan cancer
patients to Grey Cup getaway in Calgary

    
    -   Scotiabank to host arrival dinner with Saskatchewan Premier, Regina
        Mayor and other surprises*
    

CALGARY, Nov. 27 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     This evening at 6 p.m., Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and
              Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco will help a group of young Saskatchewan
              cancer patients and their families get in the Grey Cup spirit
              at a dinner hosted by Scotiabank at their hotel. The Chris Knox
              Foundation has teamed up with several supporters, including
              Scotiabank, to make this weekend's trip to cheer on the
              Roughriders at the Grey Cup possible.

              The Foundation was established in memory of Knox who died from
              cancer shortly after watching his beloved Riders win the 2007
              Grey Cup in Toronto. Scotiabank will also be presenting the
              children with Roughriders jerseys to wear to the big game on
              Sunday!

    WHEN:     Friday, November 27, 2009
              6 - 7 p.m.

    WHERE:    Travelodge Hotel Calgary Macleod Trail
              Heritage Room
              9206 Macleod Trail S.E.

    WHO:      10 Saskatchewan cancer patients aged 6 - 18 and their families
              Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
              Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco
              Chris Knox Foundation representatives and volunteers
              Colleen Bessel, Vice-President, Saskatchewan South, Scotiabank

    WHY:      The Chris Knox Foundation helps make it possible for children
              and young adults battling cancer or in palliative care to
              attend sporting, fine arts and cultural events during
              treatment, giving them a much-deserved reprieve and creating
              some happy memories with their families.

    * Please Note: Unfortunately, the event started late due to snow in
        Calgary which delayed the group's flight. As a result, Saskatchewan
        Premier Brad Wall and Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco were unable to attend
        afterall due to other commitments this evening.
    

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release will be available this evening following the event at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/

SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information: For further information: Deborah Spence, Scotiabank Public Affairs, T: (403) 601-4855, C: (403) 612-3317, E : deborah.spence@scotiabank.com


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