Media Advisory - TD Canada Trust reveals the winners of one of Canada's top community leadership scholarships

    - Congratulating 20 exceptional students for their efforts inside and out
    of the classroom -

    OTTAWA, May 5 /CNW/ - Join TD Canada Trust to honour 20 of Canada's most
impressive high school and CEGEP students as they are awarded the prestigious
TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership. Now in its 14th year,
the 2009 scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown leadership
through their work in a variety of areas including environmental stewardship,
the promotion of social justice and supporting new immigrant families.
    One of the top scholarship programs in Canada, the TD Canada Trust
Scholarships for Community Leadership awards students full post-secondary
tuition, $7,500 per year toward living expenses and an offer of summer
employment at TD Canada Trust for up to four years - a total value of up to
$70,000 each.
    A few of the initiatives this year's winners have led, include starting
an intramural cricket league to help integrate young immigrants into the
school community, inventing an eco-friendly passive solar panel tracking
system, and reviving a Spanish-language newspaper to preserve Latino culture
in the North.

    What:     Homegrown leaders will be recognized for their academic
              achievements and outstanding contributions in communities
              across Canada.

              - Scholarship winners from across the country
              - Tim Hockey, Group Head Canadian Banking and President and
                Chief Executive Officer, TD Canada Trust
              - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and
                Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Keynote Speaker

    Following the ceremony, the winners and Tim Hockey will be available for
    one-on-one interviews.

    When:     Thursday, May 7, 2009
              - Media Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
              - Scholarship Presentation Ceremony: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
              - One-on-One Interviews: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Where:    Fairmont Château Laurier
              Laurier Room
              1 Rideau Street
              (613) 241-1414

For further information:

For further information: GCI Group on behalf of TDBFG, Stephanie Sayer,
(416) 486-5921,; TD Bank Financial Group,
Jacqueline Burns, (416) 308-0177,

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