Scotiabank Celebrates Literature with Writers at Woody Point

    BONNE BAY, NL, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced its commitment
to the Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay,
Newfoundland. The festival, celebrating its fifth anniversary, takes place
from Wednesday, August 12th - Sunday, August 17th.
    "Scotiabank is proud to support the Writers at Woody Point literary
festival in its celebration of Canadian literary talent," said Wayde
Guinchard, Scotiabank District Banking Manager, Newfoundland and Labrador
district. "Literature is a cornerstone for arts and culture in Canada and
festivals like Writers at Woody Point reach out and enrich the communities
where we live and work. Scotiabank believes strongly in the importance of
literature in our communities - and in the importance of literacy and that's
why we're here."
    The festival, organized and presented by the Friends of the Woody Point
Heritage Theatre, continues to play to sold-out audiences and this year the
event will be hosted by Shelagh Rogers of CBC Radio One's Sounds Like Canada.
Headlining this year's festival are authors: Gordon Pinsent; Des Walsh; Donna
Morrissey; Kathy Reichs; Randall MAggs; Kenneth J. Harvey; Don McKay and
Monica Kidd.
    "We are thrilled to have Scotiabank as our partner in what is very
special year for our festival," said founding organizer Stephen Brunt. "We are
not only celebrating our fifth year, but also the 100th anniversary of our
venue, the Woody Point Heritage Theatre. With Scotiabank's help, we have been
able to celebrate by presenting a first rate line up, including the opening
concert, A Tribute to Figgy Duff, featuring Sylvia Tyson. We look forward to
working with Scotiabank as Writers at Woody Point continues to grow."
    For tickets and a full listing of musical and literary performances,
please visit

    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 2007 the Bank provided more than $43 million in sponsorships
and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas
of healthcare, education and social services and arts and culture. Please
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For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6203 or

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