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Scotiabank presents Calgary girls hockeyfest

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
In an event that will inspire Calgary’s girls to reach for their goals, Cassie Campbell, Scotiabank’s special advisor on hockey initiatives, will act as ’head coach’ at the first ever Calgary Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest at the Pengrowth Saddledome on December 7, 2008.


This event builds on the successful annual Ottawa Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest.

With online registration now live, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest gives 300 novice, atom, peewee, and bantam-level girls the opportunity to improve on-ice game skills and off-ice life skills, while celebrating and learning about the game of hockey with their peers.

Visit www.scotiahockey.com/hockeyfest for registration details.

“Canadian Women’s Hockey has been truly inspired by success stories like Cassie Campbell’s," said George Marlatte, Senior Vice-President, Scotiabank Prairie Region. "As the official bank of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, Scotiabank has a tremendous opportunity to create programs that will enable girls and young women to cultivate their talents and abilities. And you couldn’t ask for a stronger role model than Cassie who has proven that young women can live out their dreams on the ice.”

Free to participants, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest in Calgary will begin at 12 p.m. and continue throughout the day until 7 p.m. with a presentation and keynote address from Campbell. All on-ice skill sessions will be facilitated by both Campbell and a group of Elite Varsity Women Hockey Players.
Cassie Campbell

“Calgarians and the Calgary Flames are passionate about hockey,” said Ken King, President & CEO of the Calgary Flames. “To be able to support Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest means a great deal to our organization. A program like this will help to foster the next generation of hockey stars.”

“Girls hockey has come a long way over the years,” said Cassie Campbell, two-time Olympic gold medalist and six-time world champion. “Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest gives girls a real taste of possibility, while having fun. It shows them what they are capable of with the right training and encouragement. I wish there had been a program like this when I was starting out.” 

Cassie Campbell was the captain of the Canadian women’s hockey team during the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics and is the only captain, male or female, to lead Canada to two gold medals. The first woman to do colour commentary on Hockey Night in Canada, Campbell currently works as a TV analyst for TSN’s women’s hockey coverage and for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and acts as special advisor on Scotiabank hockey programs together with Calgary Flames Captain Jarome Iginla.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues.  Through its partnerships, Scotiabank’s hockey programs enrich the communities where Canadians live and work by engaging fans and players in new ways to celebrate our game.  Scotiabank supports the passion and pride Canadians feel for the game and is fundamental to helping young people learn about teamwork camaraderie and the spirit of competition. Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL, NHLPA, NHL Alumni and CWHL, and has partnerships with the Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators whose home arena is Scotiabank Place.  For more information, on Scotiabank’s hockey programs visit www.scotiahockey.com

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2007 the Bank provided more than $43 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com
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