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Scotiabank

December 08, 2015 10:10 ET

Future Hockey Stars Hit the Ice for Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwired - December 08, 2015) - Olympian, World Champion and Canadian women's hockey star Cassie Campbell-Pascall will lace up for the 5th annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest in Winnipeg and coach over 300 young female athletes on Sunday, December 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the MTS Iceplex.

"We are thrilled to support Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest in Winnipeg, and to give girls the opportunity to learn from elite female hockey players," said Sandra Edie, Branch Manager, Winnipeg Main Branch 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, Hockey Manitoba's elite female hockey players will lead on and off-ice training sessions. The day will also include a community outreach component, photos with the Clarkson Cup, and a keynote address from Cassie Campbell-Pascall on the importance of teamwork.

"Playing hockey and being part of a team teaches kids so many important life lessons including commitment and responsibility," said Scotiabank teammate Cassie Campbell-Pascall. "I'm thrilled to mentor young hockey players and help them pursue their dreams. Partnering with Scotiabank for Girls HockeyFest is a fantastic opportunity to bring female athletes together to improve their game and celebrate Canada's favourite pastime."

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 the sponsorship of the Canadian Women's Hockey League and Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest which began in Ottawa 12 years ago and has expanded across Canada to 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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