Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity - Scotiabankers set to have a Howlin' Good Time in the "Amazing Scotia Halloween Race" for United Way

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Scotiabankers in costumes of all shapes and
sizes will compete in a downtown-based Amazing Race in support of United Way
of Greater Toronto and in the spirit of Halloween. This challenge is part of
Scotiabank's employee fundraising campaign goal of $5.6 million.

    Where:  61 Front Street W, room 106 (starting point)

    When:   Tuesday October 30, 2007
            Race start time: 12:30 p.m.
            Race end time: between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Who:    150 Scotiabank participants (teams of six people and volunteers)
            Robin Hibberd, Scotiabank Executive VP, Personal Lending &

    This year's Scotiabank employee campaign goal is to raise $5.6 million
for United Way of Greater Toronto that will help people and communities across
Toronto. Throughout the 2007 Campaign year, United Way of Greater Toronto aims
to raise $108 million for the community. United Way identifies needs and takes
action to create a better, safer, stronger city through research, partnerships
and support of a network of more than 200 health and social service agencies.

    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 and social services. Scotiabank is on the World Wide
Web at

For further information:

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

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