TD Canada Trust invests in young agricultural leaders at Royal Agricultural
Winter Fair

    
            - TD Canada Trust announces its 10 TD Agriculture 4-H
                            Scholarship winners -
    

TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing commitment to Canada's agricultural community, TD Canada Trust announces its second annual title sponsorship of the Agriculture Services Youth Leadership Congress during the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. More than 1,200 4-H youth participate in the TD Canada Trust Youth Leadership Congress each year. The 10-day congress will be the host program for 4-H competitions during the Fair such as the Canadian 4-H Classic Junior Dairy Show, the TD Canada Trust Agriculture Services Junior Sheep Show, the TD Canada Trust Agriculture Services Junior Goat Show, the TD Canada Trust Agriculture Services Ladies Lead and Wool Show and the TD Agriculture 4-H Scholarships.

TD Agriculture 4-H Scholarships

The TD Agriculture 4-H Scholarships recognize high school students from across Canada who are planning on attending a Canadian college or university to study agriculture-related or agri-business studies. Ten scholarships worth $2,500 each are awarded to students based on academic merit in the following geographic regions: B.C. and Yukon; Western Canada, NWT and Nunavut; Ontario; Quebec; and Atlantic Canada.

    
    The winners of the 2009 TD Agriculture 4-H Scholarships are:
    Bhreagh Farquharson, Barriere, B.C.
    Haley Scott, Lacombe, Alberta
    Earl Kiepur, Radisson, Saskatchewan
    Nicholas Bray, Eddyston, Manitoba
    Chantal Scoop, Wainfleet, Ontario
    Tiffany Nelson, Kingsbury, Quebec
    Hillary Hopper, Dawson Settlement, New Brunswick
    Bridget Wilson, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia
    Adam MacKinnon, Richmond, PEI
    Cody McLean, St. John's, Newfoundland
    

"Our sponsorship of the Agriculture Services Youth Leadership Congress is part of our investment in Canada's next generation of agricultural leaders," says Craig Bremner, Vice-President, Agriculture Services, TD Canada Trust. "We congratulate our scholarship winners on their impressive academic records and wish them well in their post-secondary studies."

About TD Canada Trust sponsorship of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair:

As part of its ongoing commitment to Canada's agricultural community, TD Canada Trust is the title sponsor of the Agriculture Services Youth Leadership Congress during the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which runs from November 6 - 15, 2009. See here for more details http://www.royalfair.org/

TD Economics Special Report on Canada's Agricultural Sector

To coincide with the TD Canada Trust sponsorship of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, TD Economics releases its special report on Canada's agricultural sector. The full report is available at http://www.td.com/economics/index.jsp.

About TD Canada Trust Agriculture Services:

TD Canada Trust Agriculture Services recognizes that farming is more than a way of life, it's a business. Our Agriculture Specialists understand farming. Our experience helps us appreciate the factors that affect the industry in Canada. We can help you expand your operation, improve your cash flow and finance equipment, quota, livestock, land acquisitions and building construction. Our Specialists are committed to building a long-term relationship with you, your business, and the next generation of proud Canadian farmers. Visit a branch or our website to find out more http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/agriculture/index.jsp

About TD Bank Financial Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Insurance; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 5.5 million online customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$545 billion in assets on July 31, 2009. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

SOURCE TD Bank Group

For further information: For further information: Carolyn Abbass/Steve Presant, Paradigm Public Relations, (416) 203-2223, cabbass@paradigmpr.ca, spresant@paradigmpr.ca; Erin Baldwin, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 308-4061, erin.baldwin@td.com


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