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Scotiabank

January 18, 2016 10:36 ET

300 Future Hockey Stars Hit the Ice for Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - January 18, 2016) - Olympian, World Champion and Canadian women's hockey star Cassie Campbell-Pascall will lace up for the 8th annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest in Calgary, and coach over 300 young female athletes on Sunday, January 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

"We are excited to celebrate the 8th annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest here in Calgary, bringing girls face to face with elite female hockey players," said Delainie James, District Banking Manager at Scotiabank. "Being part of a team is a living example of how we're better together. It's inspiring to see young female hockey players demonstrate teamwork, passion and have the chance to learn from Canadian role models, helping them to pursue their goals both on and off the ice." 

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest is available at no cost to girls aged 7-14. With support from Cassie Campbell-Pascall, the University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey team and SAIT Trojans will run on- and off-ice training sessions. The day will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Scotiabank Saddledome and a keynote address from Cassie Campbell-Pascall on the importance of teamwork and giving back to the community. 

"I'm thrilled to give back by mentoring young girls who play hockey and helping them pursue their dreams," said Cassie Campbell-Pascall. "The support I received from the hockey community growing up helped me get to where I am today. Being part of this valuable Scotiabank initiative is a fantastic opportunity to bring female athletes together to improve their skills and celebrate Canada's game." 

Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting Canadian hockey from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Scotiabank is proud to support over 5,000 community hockey teams across Canada through the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program.

Scotiabank proudly supports women's hockey through sponsorship of the Canadian Women's Hockey League and Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest which began in Ottawa and has expanded across Canada to also include Calgary, Brandon, Winnipeg, and Toronto. To learn more about the event and Scotiabank's commitment to community hockey, please visit www.scotiabankgirlshockeyfest.com.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®, Winnipeg Jets®, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senators®, Edmonton Oilers® and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program supports over 5,000 minor hockey teams in communities across Canada. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.scotiabank.com/the5thseason.

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