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Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada

February 14, 2015 18:53 ET

"Scotiabank Pond" Unveiled as Part of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Celebrations in Downsview

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 14, 2015) - Scotiabank today unveiled the new "Scotiabank Pond" in Downsview, Ontario. The renaming of the state of the art, multi-pad arena was part of the events to mark Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, the biggest celebration of Canadian Hockey showcasing this country's love of the game from coast-to-coast. 

Scotiabank Pond is the former Buckingham Arena in Downsview, Ontario.

"We are proud to partner with Buckingham Sports Properties Company to put the Scotiabank name on this premier minor hockey facility," said John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank. "We know that the love of hockey starts in places like Downsview. And at Scotiabank, the heart of our hockey sponsorship program is in communities like this one right here."

"Scotiabank encourages Canadians across the country to celebrate Canada's unofficial 5th season -- the hockey season -- and the important role that hockey, particularly community hockey, plays in our lives this Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada," continued Doig.

Scotiabank Pond is home to numerous minor hockey associations that play and practice at the facility, including the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Scotiabank Pond will also be the site of the Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am tournament this spring -- an annual tournament that raises funds for Baycrest Foundation, a leader in Alzheimer's disease and related dementia care, research and education.

"Buckingham Sports is proud to partner with Scotiabank to rename this multi-rink complex in Downsview," said John Cook, Vice President, Buckingham Sports Properties Company. "This facility features 4 NHL size rinks, including 2 dedicated rinks for sledge hockey, and fully-accessible dressing rooms. Together with Downsview Park, we are dedicated to providing boys and girls in the community with access to the great game of hockey."

The unveiling of Scotiabank Pond is one of a number of cross-Canada events marking Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. Scotiabank Pond in Downsview is one of the four remote locations across the country featured during the 13-hour broadcast on CBC.

The day's festivities also included NHL® Alumnus and former Toronto Maple Leafs player Shayne Corson who coached over 80 boys and girls at Scotiabank Community HockeyFest at Scotiabank Pond.

Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Scotiabank will be the title sponsor of the facility and the exclusive financial services provider at the facility.

About Scotiabank
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