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British Columbia's Angel Magnussen Vying for $100,000 Charity Prize

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

British Columbia's Angel Magnussen Vying for $100,000 Charity Prize13:00 EST Wednesday, November 07, 2012Scotiabank National Game Changer to be announced at the 100th Grey CupVANCOUVER, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Sixteen-year-old Angel Magnussen has been named a Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist for her passion and dedication to helping sick kids. Angel will be recognized on-field at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto where she could win $100,000 for Variety - The Children's Charity of British Columbia."The sick kids need special medicine to get better, they need to get home to see their families and friends and they need my Love Hats, they need wheelchairs, special talkers, they need walkers, electric wheelchairs and talking computers," said Angel Magnussen. "If I win the $100,000 Variety's kids will get all of these."About Angel:Angel was born with Down Syndrome, and has made it her mission to help sick kids through her fundraising efforts.Angel can be found selling Gold Heart pins, collecting coins and knitting hats to raise money for Variety.Angel has her own fundraising cookbook called "Angel's Celebrity Charity Cookbook" benefitting Variety and pediatric care at three Vancouver Island hospitalsAngel's goals are to help children be with their families when they are ill, to help every ill child go home from the hospital and to help raise money for kids who need specialized medical equipmentAngel 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 Rob Wilkins, Scotiabank's District Vice President, Vancouver and Northern BC District. "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