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All-star jury to award $100,000 to Scotiabank Game Changer

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All-star jury to award $100,000 to Scotiabank Game Changer10:00 EDT Wednesday, October 10, 2012Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer will receive $100,000 for the charity of choice at the 100th Grey CupTORONTO, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - An all-star jury panel is in place to decide who will be named the Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto. CFL fan-favourite Michael "Pinball" Clemons, the Canadian Football League's (CFL) Mark Cohon, TSN's Stewart Johnston, and Scotiabank's Anatol von Hahn will help Scotiabank weigh in on which game-changing hero will be awarded with $100,000 for the charity of their choice at the 100th Grey Cup on November 25, 2012."Scotiabank Game Changers has been a success over the course of this exciting 100th year of the Grey Cup, and Scotiabank couldn't be happier to award one deserving Canadian with the $100,000 cheque for the charity of their choice," said Anatol von Hahn, Group Head, Canadian Banking, Scotiabank. "The nominees for the Scotiabank Game Changers program have done incredible and honourable work in their community, and we have been thrilled by the public response and degree to which people have voted for their favourites throughout the process. This is also a call out because we still need people to be a part of the process and vote to help the jury decide who should be named the Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer."JURY LINE UPMichael "Pinball" ClemonsMichael "Pinball" Clemons, CFL Hall of Fame running back and fan favourite, played twelve years with the Toronto Argonauts; he then put in over six years as their head coach and is the coach with the second most wins in a season in Argo history. He is currently the Vice-Chair of your Toronto Argonauts and continues to be a great ambassador for the Canadian Football League."I'm not only excited, but proud to team up with Scotiabank and their all-star jury panel to decide who will be named Scotiabank' s Ultimate Game Changer," said Michael "Pinball" Clemons. "While I know what it's like to make the play that changes the game, our Scotiabank Game Changers are making the plays in communities across Canada that change lives."Mark CohonMark Cohon is the twelfth commissioner of the Canadian Football League and leads the CFL as it celebrates a storied history and builds a bright future."The CFL is very proud of the work our teams and players do within their communities," said Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner. "The Scotiabank Game Changer program has also put the spotlight on the work our fans do within their communities. Congratulations to all of this year's Game Changers, and thank you for everything you do - it will not be an easy choice."Stewart JohnstonStewart Johnston is the President of TSN.  He oversees all aspects of operations for TSN - Canada's Sports Leader - and its television, digital, and radio platforms including TSN2, TSN.ca, and TSN Radio."I'm honoured and excited to be a part of this select group of jurors as we tackle the difficult task of deciding who will be the Ultimate Game Changer with the rest of the country," said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN.  "It's truly inspiring to see how Canadians have embraced the values of the Scotiabank Game Changer program and put the spotlight on community leaders that have enriched the lives of those around them."Anatol von HahnWith almost 30 years of experience with Scotiabank, Anatol von Hahn is currently the Group Head of Canadian Banking. In this role, he is responsible for all retail, small business and commercial banking operations in Canada.THE JURY NEEDS YOUR HELPOn October 29, 2012, Scotiabank will announce the Ultimate Game Changer finalists, one per CFL team, for a total of eight regional Game Changers winners.From the eight regional winners, the jury will select the Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer who will receive a $100,000 donation to the charity of their choice. The Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer is chosen by a combination of jury and fan voting. That means CFL fans can have their say in who should be chosen as the Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer. Anyone can go online at www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and vote for one of the eight Ultimate Game Changer Finalists.VOTING CRITERIAJudging criteria is based on leadership, challenge and impact.  All Scotiabank Game Changer candidates must demonstrate leadership and community involvement within one of the six Scotiabank Bright Future Philanthropic Pillars: Health, Education, Social Services, Arts, Sports and Environment.For more information on how to nominate a Scotiabank Game Changer, to vote for a Scotiabank Game Changer and for full contest rules, please visit www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com, on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL  #sbgamechangersAbout Scotiabank: Scotiabank is a proud supporter of the Canadian Football League and is the Official Bank of the CFL, 100th Grey Cup Festival, BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts.  Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years.  Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & DonationsFor further information: Media Inquiries:  Sheena Findlay Scotiabank Sheena.findlay@scotiabank.com  647-628-3501