Scotiabank officially announces sponsorship of the Cape to Cabot 20 k Championship Race on October 21, 2007



    ST. JOHN'S, NL, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today officially announced its
sponsorship of Newfoundland's newest and most challenging race, the Scotiabank
Cape to Cabot 20 k race, designed to highlight Newfoundland and Labrador's
magnificent seacoasts, historic sites and the fortitude of its citizens. The
race takes place on October 21, 2007 and has a new start time of 8 a.m.
    "This race, in its second year is viewed as a community celebration of
athleticism brought together by the incredible strength and endurance of its
participants," said Francis Power, Scotiabank District Vice-President
Newfoundland and Labrador district. "Scotiabank is pleased to be involved in
such a challenging race which brings the community together and showcases
Newfoundland and Labrador's historic landmarks, rich cultural heritage and
history."
    The race is the newest entry in the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics
Association (NLAA) Championship Race Series. It begins at Cape Spear National
Historic Site, Newfoundland, climbs 210 metres to crest the Southside Hills,
descends again to sea level along St. John's harbour finishing with a 500
meter climb from Signal Hill to Cabot Tower.
    "This route will test the mettle of any runner - especially the final
kilometre in the race," said Race Director Peter Soucy. "The extremity of
nature is what makes the Cape to Cabot Race enticing - runners love a
challenge. We expect to reach our limit of 250 runners this year."
    Participants can look forward to a televised event that offers unique
perks. The Finisher's Medal, a 3.5 inch Newfoundland-slate disc is a
well-earned souvenir for completing the race. Registrants also receive a
long-sleeved technical running shirt and can view the race one week later on
NTV. The Scotiabank Cape to Cabot race promises a novel and challenging feat
that expects to draw runners from across Canada. More information can be found
at www.capetocabot.com.
    "The Scotiabank group is pleased with the participation of so many
athletes - they're the ones that fuel the success of events like the Cape to
Cabot," said Keith Butler, Scotia McLeod Branch Manager. "It's their training,
leadership, hard work and commitment that attract fans into our community. We
expect this race to be an annual event, bringing more attention to this
picturesque part of Canada while encouraging healthy active living."
    Scotia McLeod, one of Canada's leading full-service investment firms, is
co-sponsoring the Cape to Cabot race with the Scotiabank Group.

    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 2006 the Bank provided more than $42 million in sponsorships
and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas
of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. Scotiabank is
on the World Wide Web at www.scotiabank.com.




For further information:

For further information: Will Small, Scotia McLeod, (709) 576-1317 or
will_small@scotiamcleod.com; Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416)
866-6203 or livy_feldgajer@scotiacapital.com


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