SOURCE: Scotiabank


November 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Canadians Bring Excitement of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Closer to Home

Annual Scotiabank Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College Takes Place Across Canada on November 10th

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 06, 2014) - On November 10, book lovers will gather to celebrate the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists at Scotiabank Giller Light Bash events across the country. The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, Canada's most popular alternative Giller party, is held in support of Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.

Now in its 13th year, Scotiabank Giller Light parties are held concurrently in six Canadian cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto and Halifax. Combining the taste of the Scotiabank Giller Prize formalities with an affordable price in an exciting party environment, guests await the announcement of Canada's most prestigious book prize by enjoying fun speculation on the book they believe will win and watching the live broadcast of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards on the big screen. Since its inception, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash has raised over $500,000 for Frontier College's literacy programs.

Frontier College President Sherry Campbell explains how literacy affects every part of society, "If a mother can't read a prescription bottle, it can result in a health emergency. If an employee doesn't understand a safety memo or sign, it can affect the lives of other employees. If a young girl's parents are unable to help with her homework because they don't feel comfortable with their ability, that girl can easily fall behind in school, eliminating many options for her future. At Frontier College we're working with the most vulnerable people in our society, improving their literacy and increasing their opportunities."

"We are excited to work with our partners at Frontier College to bring the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash back to cities across Canada," says Jacquie Ryan, Scotiabank Vice President of Sponsorships and Partnership Programs. "These events not only make the Scotiabank Giller Prize more accessible to book lovers from coast to coast, but also support a great cause. We are proud to support Frontier College's important work with their literacy programs and we invite book lovers join our celebrations in the city nearest them!" 

Scotiabank Giller Light Bash locations:

Halifax - Atlantica Hotel

Toronto - Daniels Spectrum

Winnipeg - McNally Robinson Booksellers, Prairie Ink Restaurant

Regina - The Artesian on 13th

Calgary - Lolita's Lounge

Vancouver - CBC Studio 700

For tickets and more information visit

About Frontier College

Founded in 1899, Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. We recruit and train volunteers to deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities across the country. Through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College helps Canadians improve their literacy and increase their opportunities. We believe that literacy is a right. For more information visit

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world.

For more information, please contact Meredith Roberts, Manager, Special Events & Media Relations, Frontier College. 416-923-3591 ext. 324 (office) or 416-624-6778 (mobile).

Contact Information

  • Meredith Roberts
    Manager, Special Events & Media Relations
    Frontier College 
    416-923-3591 ext. 324 (office) 
    416-624-6778 (mobile)