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Press release from CNW Group

Montreal's Judy Stevens Vying for $100,000 Charity Prize

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Montreal's Judy Stevens Vying for $100,000 Charity Prize10:00 EST Wednesday, November 07, 2012Scotiabank National Game Changer to be announced at the 100th Grey CupMONTREAL, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Judy Stevens has been named a Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist for her passion and dedication to helping fight hunger and poverty in Montreal. Judy will be recognized on-field at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto where she could win $100,000 for Share the Warmth, an organization that provides warm clothes and food for people in need."I was shocked to be chosen as the regional winner," said Judy Stevens. "Share the Warmth is an organization that is close to my heart. It was a trying experience during those years, but when something was needed, people appeared. It was almost like these angels came whenever you needed them."About Judy:Created "Share the Warmth" after she heard a news report on homelessness and poverty in Montreal in 1989.She rallied her friends, and then her community to participate in a clothing drive to help homeless people in Montreal keep warm.For more than 22 years, Judy and her team of volunteers have distributed clothes to people in need.The organization runs a food bank and school food program to feed children and a second-hand shop that clothes more than 8,000 people each year.Judy is one of eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists, one for every CFL market. The Scotiabank National Game Changer will be announced during the game and broadcast on TSN during the 100th Grey Cup on November 25, 2012."There are extraordinary people who do outstanding things for causes in our community every single day," said Carole Chapdelaine, Scotiabank's Senior Vice President, Quebec & Eastern Ontario Region. "The Scotiabank Game Changer program has recognized dozens of community heroes over the course of the CFL season, and now Canadians have the chance to vote for a winner. We encourage everyone to go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and vote today for the Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist of their choice."The winner will be chosen by an all-star jury panel comprised of Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Mark Cohon - Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Stewart Johnston - President, TSN, and Scotiabank's Anatol von Hahn, and through public voting between October 29, 2012 and November 20, 2012.For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program and to vote, go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.comAbout ScotiabankScotiabank 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.About the Canadian Football LeagueThe Canadian Football League is our league. The Grey Cup is our national championship and Canada's largest annual single sporting event. We are proudly preparing for the 100th Grey Cup in 2012. The celebration will span the country and culminate in a tremendous festival and game in Toronto this November. We invite all Canadians to be a part of it.SOURCE: ScotiabankFor further information: Media Inquiries:  Sheena Findlay Scotiabank Sheena.findlay@scotiabank.com  647-628-3501