Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CS&E) is proud to announce a new partnership with Scotiabank, the Official Bank of the Vancouver Canucks. The partnership will focus on programs aimed at supporting fans, community initiatives and grassroots hockey.
“Scotiabank is an important partner of the Canucks,” said Victor de Bonis, Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Alternate Governor, NHL. “Scotiabank delivers exceptional fan experiences with their NHL partners, which we strongly believe in providing to our fans. Together the Canucks and Scotiabank will support grassroots hockey in the communities we serve and connect with fans in new and exciting ways.”
The Vancouver Canucks and Scotiabank formally announced their partnership today at a press conference attended by Canucks alumnus and current Sr. Advisor to the General Manager Stan Smyl, Canucks COO Victor de Bonis and Scotiabank Senior Vice President BC Region, Dave Poole at Rogers Arena.
“Scotiabank is excited to partner with the Vancouver Canucks and we are thrilled to add the Canucks to our roster of teams and leagues that we sponsor across Canada,” said Dave Poole, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President, BC & Yukon Region. “This is a great time to be a hockey fan in Vancouver and like all Canuck fans, Scotiabank and its employees are passionate about hockey and having a team to cheer for. Over the last several years, we’ve developed programs that unite us with professional and grassroots players and leagues, connecting fans with teams and this sport we all love. Our partnership with the Vancouver Canucks is a natural fit for us as we expand our hockey program in communities across Canada."
Scotiabank and the Canucks celebrated this partnership by presenting Open Scrimmages Friday through Sunday, September 13-15th at Rogers Arena. On Saturday September 14th, Scotiabank invites fans attending the scrimmages to participate in a number of initiatives at Rogers Arena including Canucks alumni autograph signings and ‘hot stove’ style question and answer sessions as well as interactive hockey features. For more information and free tickets please visit www.canucks.com/scrimmages.
“Scotiabank’s partnership with the Vancouver Canucks speaks to our commitment to hockey at all levels - from grassroots to professional leagues and teams from coast to coast,” said Duncan Hannay, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President, Canadian Marketing Scotiabank. “Whether you’re lacing up to play on the ice or watching from the bleachers, players and their families grow with and through the sport of hockey. This game is at the heart of our culture at Scotiabank, and we are thrilled announce this new partnership. We look forward to what we can accomplish with the Vancouver Canucks."
Scotiabank sponsors more than 4,500 minor hockey teams and leagues across Canada as part of their Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program. Over the course of the partnership, Scotiabank and the Canucks will provide a range of initiatives and programs including a community hockey in-game feature, where local Scotiabank sponsored teams who have made a positive impact on their community will be recognized during Canucks home games; Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, a free hockey festival for girls aged 7-14 where theyhave a chance to improve their on-ice and off-ice life skills by learning from elite and CWHL women athletes; and by supporting the Canucks for Kids Fund.
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®., Winnipeg JetsTM, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senator and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Across Canadian communities from coast to coast, Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to more 4,500 minor hockey teams and leagues. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.facebook.com/scotiahockeyclub.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, ‘Bright Future’. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.