NHL Alumni Awards Gala Dinner presented by Scotiabank

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - On September 10th, NHL Alumni will host its
annual gala as part of the NHL Alumni Week Festivities.

    WHAT:  The 2009 NHL Alumni Gala Dinner presented by Scotiabank

    WHO:   Guest Emcee - Dave Schultz

           More than 70 NHL Greats of all eras in attendance. No autographs

           -  Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey(TM) who will receive the NHL Alumni
              'Man of the Year' award, to recognize his ongoing commitment to
              the game at all levels through his continued commitment in
              community and charitable causes.
           -  Scotty Morrison, who will receive the Keith McCreary '7th Man
              Award,' in recognition of his behind the scenes contribution to
              the sport. This Award is named in honor and memory of Keith
              McCreary, Chairman of the NHL Alumni Association who passed
              away December 9, 2003.
           -  Earle Connor, 2008 Canadian paralympics athlete and gold medal
              winner, who will receive the Ace Bailey 'Award of Courage'.
              This Award is named in honor memory of Garnet "Ace" Bailey, a
              former NHL'er who died in the September 11 tragedy.

    WHERE: Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON

    WHEN:  September 10th, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

    Tickets $4,000 per table of 8 guests plus 1 NHL Alumnus/Guest or $500 per
individual ticket.

    About Scotiabank

    As the Official Bank of the NHL, NHLPA, NHL Alumni and the CWHL,
Scotiabank is very proud to be Canada's Hockey Bank. Scotiabank has a long
tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey
associations to professional players and leagues. Through its partnerships,
Scotiabank's hockey programs enrich the communities where Canadians live and
work by engaging fans and players in new ways to celebrate our game.
Scotiabank supports the passion and pride Canadians feel for hockey and
believes it is fundamental to helping young people learn about teamwork,
camaraderie and the spirit of competition. Scotiabank also has partnerships
with the Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators whose home arena is Scotiabank
Place. For more information, on Scotiabank's hockey programs visit

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Wendy McCreary, Alumni Relations
Manager, NHL Alumni Association, wendymccreary@nhlalumni.net or (416) 798-2586
ext 27

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