Media Advisory/Photo Op - Cyclists Take Over Scotia Plaza for Bike Clinic to
Promote HIV/AIDS Fundraiser & Bike Month

'Friends For Life' Bike Clinic to Support Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)

TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - Tires will be pumped and chains cleaned at a clinic for cyclists in Toronto's Financial District on Thursday May 27, 2010 by the Friends for Life Bike Rally mechanics.

In preparation for Toronto Bike Month, Scotiabank and the Friends for Life Bike Rally, Canada's second largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser, are transforming Scotia Plaza into a working bike clinic open to everyone.

    WHAT: Toronto cyclists will gather at Scotia Plaza to get bike check-ups
    from the Friends for Life Bike Rally mechanics in advance of Toronto Bike
    Month. The Financial District will be host to more spandex than it's used

    WHO: Scotiabank employees, Toronto cyclists and 'Friends For Life Bike
    Rally' Mechanics.

    WHEN: 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Thursday May 27, 2010

    WHERE: Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street West, Adelaide Courtyard

    WHY: The bike clinic will raise awareness for the Friends for Life Bike
    Rally. Its mechanics are part of the crew who support the 350 cyclists as
    they make the six day, six hundred kilometre journey from Toronto to
    Montreal, embarking July 25, 2010. The annual event, in support of The
    Toronto People With AIDS Foundation and presented by Scotiabank, raises
    over $1 million to provide services for men, women, and children living
    with HIV and AIDS.

SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information: For further information: Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 933-0646; Todd Ross, Friends For Life Bike Rally, (416) 505-4740

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