Lisa Mae Buchanan is named Edmonton 2013 Season Scotiabank Game Changer, winning $25,000 for her charity, Northern Lights Health Foundation
EDMONTON, Oct. 18, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Scotiabank today announced that Lisa Mae
Buchanan from Fort McMurray has been named the Eskimos 2013 Season
Scotiabank Game Changer at the final game of the regular season. She
was recognized on the field during the second quarter of the game for
the outstanding work that she has done in the community and awarded a
$25,000 donation for the charity or registered non-profit organization
of her choice, the Northern Lights Health Foundation. She also won a trip for two to the 101(st) Grey Cup Game in Regina, along with other prizes.
"We want to congratulate Lisa Mae Buchanan for being named our
Scotiabank Game Changer for the Eskimos 2013 season," said Michael
Wilson, Scotiabank District Vice President, Edmonton District. "This
program means so much to us at Scotiabank because it allows communities
to highlight local heroes who devote themselves to making their
communities and this province a better place. Lisa Mae is a great
example of how one person can make a meaningful difference to the lives
of the people in their community."
Lisa Mae Buchanan is a dedicated volunteer and has worked on many
causes, like volunteering with her dog for the PAWS Therapeutic Dog
Handing program to promote hospital patient interaction and recovery,
selling raffle tickets, raising awareness for breast cancer,
volunteering for health care events and being an enthusiastic mascot
for her local hockey team. She is a leader in her community, helping
encourage and support teens that are new to volunteering.
Lisa Mae was selected as the 2013 Season Game Changer from a group of
eight finalists who had each been named a Home-Game Scotiabank Game
Changer earlier in the season and were awarded a $1,000 donation for
their designated charity. Lisa Mae was selected as the favourite Game
Changer based on a combination of fan voting and a judging panel.
During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank has recognized 24 Scotiabank
Game Changers across sponsored CFL markets.
Looking ahead, the top Game Changer for Hamilton will be announced at
the upcoming final regular season games for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on
October 26. The top Game Changer for Saskatchewan will be announced at
the final Roughriders regular season game on November 2.
For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program, go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com, visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank 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 atwww.scotiabank.com.
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Image with caption: "Lisa Mae Buchanan from Fort McMurray is named the Eskimos 2013 Season Scotiabank Game Changer at the final game of the regular season, where she was awarded a $25,000 donation for Northern Lights Health Foundation. Presenting is Scotiabank District Vice President Michael Wilson. (Photo Credit: Dustin Fox) (CNW Group/Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131018_C5323_PHOTO_EN_32267.jpg
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