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BAY STREET UNITES WITH THE PRINCESS MARGARET TO HELP CONQUER CANCER

June 16, 2017


Countdown begins: 100 days to go!
                                                               
(TORONTO, Canada: June 15, 2017) – When the ball drops on this year’s road hockey tournament to raise funds for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, the Bay Street crowd will be taking their game to the street on September 23.
 
Officially the world’s largest road hockey fundraising event, the 7th annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer (RHCC) provides an opportunity for Bay Street rivals to rally around a common goal. In 2015, the event established two official Guinness World Records, and subsequently broke them in 2016, officially making it the largest road hockey fundraising event in the world.
 
This year, Sean St. John, Executive Vice-President & Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, National Bank Financial and member of the RHCC Board of Governors, is raising the bar for Bay Street with a call to have eight teams participate in this event with a fundraising goal of $160,000.

Highlights

  • Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer is a one-day road hockey event in which teams play five games throughout the day. In addition to some old-fashioned road hockey fun, there will be live bands, a massive sponsor expo, onsite massage therapy and over 50 celebrities supporting the event.
  • Last year’s Bay Street Challenge program included five teams from National Bank, BMO Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets, TD Securities and Scotia Capital. The group raised just under $93,000 and distinguished itself as industry leaders in the battle against this disease.
  • Since its launch in 2011, Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer has raised more than $16 million for research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
  • To get involved:http://www.teamuptoconquercancer.ca/

Quotes
 
“It’s always fun, as an industry, to come together for a great cause” says Sean St. John, Executive Vice-President & Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, National Bank Financial.  “This event allows us to play a great team sport with our industry friends while raising funds for a world-class institution that’s transforming cancer care for Canadians.”
 
“Scotiabank is proud to be back as title sponsor of this incredible event,” says John Doig, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank. “We are thrilled to join our colleague across the street, Sean St. John, and the rest of Bay Street, to help Princess Margaret Cancer Centre conquer cancer in our lifetime. Community hockey is an important part of who we are as Scotiabankers, and it is a privilege to contribute to this fight while playing the game we all love.”
 
“Every year I’m inspired by the energy and commitment of our volunteers such as Sean St. John, his industry colleagues Brian Archdekin, BMO Capital Markets, and Andrew Fleming, CIBC World Markets, and of course, our many great supporters at Scotiabank. This is an industry committed to conquering cancer and we are eternally grateful,” says Shawn Burt, Chief Hockey Officer, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

About National Bank of Canada
With $239 billion in assets as at April 30, 2017, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has more than 21,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at nbc.ca or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
 
About Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and delivering Personalized Cancer Medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.theprincessmargaret.ca
 
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network is raising funds to lead the way in Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. www.thepmcf.ca

For More Information:

Ivy Cuervo
Director, Brand Communications
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Ivy.cuervo@thepmcf.ca
416-946-4661