Media Advisory - Scotiabank Rallies Community in Support of Hospice Simcoe

    BARRIE, ON, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - Scotiabank will announce plans this week to
support the construction of Hospice Simcoe, a residential facility for people
with life-threatening illnesses in Barrie.

    Who:         Jim McIntosh, Hospice Simcoe, President, Board of Directors;
                 and Jan Janssen, Hospice Simcoe, Executive Director.

                 Tom Robinson, Community Branch Manager, Scotiabank; Gord
                 McNeice, Branch Manager, Yonge Street and Minets Point Road,

    What:        Scotiabank to announce capital campaign to benefit Hospice

    When:        Monday, October 29, 2007
                 5 p.m.

    Where:       Southshore Community Centre
                 205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie

    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 2006 the Bank provided more than $42 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. Scotiabank is
on the World Wide Web at

For further information:

For further information: Joe Konecny, Scotiabank, (416) 933-1795

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