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Saskatchewan's Erin Fogarty Vying for $100,000 Charity Prize

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Saskatchewan's Erin Fogarty Vying for $100,000 Charity Prize11:00 EST Wednesday, November 07, 2012Scotiabank National Game Changer to be announced at the 100th Grey CupREGINA, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Regina's Erin Fogarty has been named a Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist for her passion and dedication to help youth in Saskatchewan. Erin will be recognized on-field at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto where she could win $100,000 for Street Culture Kidz Project, an organization that mentors and supports Saskatchewan youth."This whole experience is really exciting for me personally and, most importantly, for the programs and youth I am so passionate about!" said Erin Fogarty. "It was great to be able to share my game-day experience with some of closest friends and now to be bringing one of them with me to the Grey Cup. Winning this $100,000 dollar donation for Street Culture Kids would allow us to sponsor ten youth positions in our pre-employment skills development program called The Community Project.  This Project helps Street Culture work with youth to give back to the community in which they live and fills a service gap otherwise unmet in the province."About Erin:Erin is a supervisor at Street Culture's youth shelter; focusing on relationship building and transitioning youth to the next period in their lives.She is involved with more than 20 community groups focused on suicide prevention, poverty reduction, bullying awareness and youth advocacy.Erin started hosting conferences to raise awareness about abuse prevention and started the "Bullying Stops Here" project in 2010.She received the Rachel Davis Award in 2007 for her kindness, compassion and generosity towards others.Erin 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 Robert Taylor, Scotiabank's District Vice President, South Saskatchewan 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