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Scotiabank

November 24, 2015 07:00 ET

Future Hockey Stars Hit the Ice for Scotiabank Girls Hockeyfest

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - November 24, 2015) - Three-time Olympic gold medalist Meghan Agosta will lace up for the 12th annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest in Ottawa and coach over 200 young female athletes on Saturday, November 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Canadian Tire Centre.

"We are honoured to kick off the first Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest of the 2015/16 season right here in Ottawa, bringing girls face to face with elite female hockey players," said Alfonso Movilla, District Vice President of the Ottawa River District 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 7-12. With support from Meghan Agosta, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa varsity women's hockey teams, will lead on and off-ice training sessions. The day will also include a behind the scenes tour of the Canadian Tire Centre, photos with the Clarkson Cup, and a keynote address from Ms. Agosta 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 Meghan Agosta. "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 game 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 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.

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