/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Calgary area girls to receive FREE skills
training with Olympic gold medalist Carla MacLeod at Scotiabank Girls

CALGARY, Nov. 12 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  This Saturday, hundreds of girls from Calgary and surrounding
           communities will gather at the Pengrowth Saddledome for the second
           annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest. This FREE event, offered in
           partnership with the Calgary Flames, provides a unique blend of on
           and off-ice hockey skills training, advice and encouragement to
           inspire girls to reach for their goals on and off the ice.

    WHO:   Olympic gold medal winner (2006) Carla MacLeod will serve as 'head
           coach' and will deliver the motivational keynote address. MacLeod,
           a native of Spruce Grove, Alberta, will be joined by elite varsity
           women hockey players from the University of Calgary and the
           Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), who will
           facilitate on-ice skills sessions and off-ice training for novice,
           atom, peewee and bantam-level girls.

           Sloane Muldoon Girardin, Scotiabank Vice-President, Alberta South
           District, will introduce Carla's presentation and talk about
           Scotiabank's commitment to women's hockey.

           Equipment specialists from hockey megastore Pro Hockey Life will
           be holding special sessions for parents to offer equipment fitting
           and safety tips, and is also providing prizes for program
           participants as well as the varsity athletes leading the skills

    WHEN:  Saturday, November 14, 2009
           11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
           (xx) Carla MacLeod's presentation is scheduled to begin at
           approximately 3:25 p.m.

    WHERE: Pengrowth Saddledome
           (xx) Media please check in at the Avison Young Club entrance; free
           parking is available in Lot A

    WHY:   Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest offers girls the opportunity to learn
           from and interact with great role models, who will help them
           develop their on-ice game skills, encourage them to reach for
           their dreams and celebrate the game of hockey. Calgary's
           Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest builds on the success of the annual
           Ottawa event, which began four years ago.

SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information: For further information: Deborah Spence, Scotiabank Public Affairs, T: (403) 601-4855, C: (403) 612-3317, E : deborah.spence@scotiabank.com

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