Scotiabank and the City of Toronto Will Pin One On for Epilepsy Toronto

    Scotiabank BuskerFest officially launches with the Out of the Shadows pin

    TORONTO, July 21 /CNW/ - Silver Elvis, "Fireguy" Brant Matthews and the
band Dirty Dishes will join George Smitherman, MPP Toronto Centre, Mayor David
Miller and Scotiabank to launch the Out of the Shadows pin campaign on July
24th, helping to kick-off the 9th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest this August.
The pin campaign encourages people impacted by epilepsy to come out of the
shadows and to speak openly about their disorder and the challenges they face.

    WHEN:   Thursday, July 24, 2008
            1:00 p.m. sharp

    WHERE:  Market Lane Park, Jarvis and Front Street Toronto

    WHO:    George Smitherman, MPP Toronto Centre
            Mayor David Miller
            Robin Hibberd, Scotiabank Executive Vice-President
            Silver Elvis, Busker
            Dirty Dishes, Busker
            Fireguy Brant Matthews, Emcee

    WHY:    The Out of the Shadows pin campaign encourages those impacted by
            epilepsy to engage in open dialogue about the challenges they
            face. The pin campaign will run until the end of Scotiabank

            This year marks the 9th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest which takes
            place in the historic St. Lawrence Market district from Thursday,
            August 21 to Sunday, August 24. This free, fun-filled, family
            event will have 80 buskers from across the globe perform
            jaw-dropping stunts and dazzling acts that you won't want to
            miss! For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6203 or; Dianne Weinrib, DW
Communications, or (416) 703-5479

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