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Grey Cup Fever Heats Up Toronto

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Grey Cup Fever Heats Up Toronto16:27 EST Wednesday, November 21, 2012National Scotiabank Game Changer will win $100,000 charity prize on game dayTORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The 100th Grey Cup fever is alive in Toronto and this weekend, one community hero will win $100,000 on field at the 100th Grey Cup as part of the Scotiabank Game Changers program. Scotiabank is also hosting a weekend of celebrations leading up to Sunday's Game and fans are invited to take in the action at the Scotiabank Football Experience.Friday, November 23, 2012 - Media and fans invitedWHAT:The Grey Cup will be on site at Scotia Plaza. Media is invited to snap photos of the Grey Cup and players, and fans can get autographs and pictures with CFL players.   WHO:John Bowman, Montreal Alouettes          Mike McCullough, Saskatchewan Roughriders Jacqueline Ryan, Vice President, Sponsorship and Partnership Programs, Scotiabank  WHEN: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  WHERE: Scotia Plaza, Concourse Level, 40 King Street West, Toronto  WHY: To give fans the unique opportunity to see the Grey Cup in advance of Sunday's game.Saturday, November 24, 2012 - Media/Photo OpportunityWHAT:Scotiabank Game Changers have the opportunity to watch the Calgary Stampeders practice in advance ofthe 100th Grey Cup game and will be available for media interviews and photo opportunities on site at the practice field. Read their remarkable stories at www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com  WHO:Scotiabank Game Changers British Columbia - Angel Magnussen, Variety - The Children's Charity Edmonton - Curtis Hargrove, Stollery Children's Hospital Calgary - Austin Grayston, Alberta Youth in Care & Custody Network Saskatchewan - Erin Fogarty, Street Culture Kids Incorporated Winnipeg - Ian Rabb, Two Ten Recovery Inc. Hamilton - Shane Eickmann, GlobalMedic Toronto - Anne Marie Batten, Street Health Montreal - Judy Stevens, Share the Warmth Foundation  WHEN: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  WHERE:Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON  WHY:As part of the Scotiabank Game Changers program, the eight finalists are taking part in the weekend's festivities, including watching the Calgary Stampeders practice.Sunday, November 25, 2012WHAT:The 100th Grey Cup - the National Scotiabank Game Changer will be presented a $100,000 charity prize on-field during the second quarter of the 100th Grey Cup. Scotiabank Game Changers are available for media interviews over the   course of the 100th Grey Cup weekend.                      WHO:Scotiabank Game Changers and Charities British Columbia: Angel Magnussen, Variety - The Children's Charity Edmonton: Curtis Hargrove, Stollery Children's Hospital Calgary: Austin Grayston, Alberta Youth in Care & Custody Network Saskatchewan: Erin Fogarty, Street Culture Kids Incorporated Winnipeg: Ian Rabb, Two Ten Recovery Inc. Hamilton: Shane Eickmann, GlobalMedic Toronto: Anne Marie Batten, Street Health Montreal: Judy Stevens, Share the Warmth Foundation   All-Star Jury Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner Anatol von Hahn, Group Head, Canadian Banking, Scotiabank Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Vice Chair, Toronto Argonauts Stewart Johnston, President, TSN  WHEN:Second quarter of the 100th Grey Cup game  WHERE:  Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON   WHY:Scotiabank Game Changers program has been recognizing community heroes in each CFL market all season. The winner will receive $100,000 for their charity.Thursday, November 22 - Sunday, November 25, 2012WHAT:The 2012 Scotiabank Football Experience, an interactive activation where fans can take in all the action leading up to 100th Grey Cup. At the Scotiabank Football Experience, fans have the opportunity to:   - Meet CFL players- Face painting with their favourite CFL team's colours- Test out their throwing arm at Scotiabank's Throw Like a Pro- Aim for the uprights at Scotiabank's Field Goal Challenge- Stroll through the Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum Exhibit- Catch a glimpse of the real TSN broadcast desk and crew in action- Entry is Free for the public  WHEN:Thursday, November 22 through to Sunday, November 25  WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West  WHY: Scotiabank is hosting the 100th Grey Cup Celebration and giving fans across the country the opportunity to celebrate this uniquely Canadian sport.About 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.SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & DonationsFor further information: Media Inquiries:  Sheena Findlay Scotiabank Sheena.findlay@scotiabank.com  647-628-3501