Angel Magnussen is the Scotiabank National Game Changer

Port Alberni's Angel Mangussen Wins $100,000 Charity Donation at 100(th) Grey 
Cup in Toronto 
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Sixteen-year-old Angel Magnussen has been named 
the Scotiabank National Game Changer and has won $100,000 which will be 
donated on her behalf to Variety - The Children's Charity of British Columbia. 
The announcement was made on-field during the second quarter of the 100(th) 
Grey Cup in Toronto, where a $100,000 dollar cheque was presented to Angel. 
"I like helping sick kids," said Angel Magnussen."Variety's kids need 
wheelchairs, walkers, talking computers, special medicines and their mom and 
dad to be with them at the hospital. I am happy to win $100,000 so I can help 
more kids. Thank you Scotiabank Game Changers Program for helping me to help 
sick kids." 
Angel has been raising money for Variety - The Children's Charity of British 
Columbia since she was five years old. Angel was born with Down Syndrome and 
other complex heath issues, and has been assisted by Variety since she was 
young. For the past eleven years, Angel has made it her mission to help sick 
kids through a number of fundraising initiatives, such as knitting hats, 
selling pins and her own cookbook, and has raised more than $150,000 for 
Variety. This money has helped Variety buy toys for children in pediatric care 
and purchase specialized medication and equipment that allows children to 
walk, talk and hear. Angel's inspiring devotion and remarkable commitment to 
making positive impact in her community, is why she is the Scotiabank National 
Game Changer. 
Angel was chosen by a combination of voting by an All-Star Jury panel made up 
of Michael "Pinball" Clemons - Vice-Chair of the Toronto Argonauts, Mark 
Cohon, -Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Stewart Johnston - 
President, TSN, and Anatol von Hahn - Scotiabank's Group Head of Canadian 
Banking, and public voting earlier this month. Angel was selected based on the 
remarkable impact she's made in her community, her incredible leadership 
skills, and the challenges she has had to overcome to give back to the 
charity. Angel was one of eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists, 
one for every CFL market, who were recognized on-field during the 100th Grey 
Cup game. 
"Scotiabank congratulates Angel, a remarkable young Canadian hero who has 
truly changed the game in her community," said Anatol von Hahn, Group Head, 
Canadian Banking, Scotiabank. "Angel's compassion and her determination has 
led her to make lasting change for sick children and their families and every 
jury member was deeply inspired by her story. The Scotiabank Game Changers 
initiative has enabled us to uncover local heroes in many Canadian communities 
who do what they do because they care and we've had a chance to celebrate 
their amazing work. On behalf of the jury, and the Scotiabank Bright Future 
philanthropic program, I congratulate all of the Scotiabank Game Changers this 
season and send them a heartfelt 'thank you' for the hard work they do to 
improve the lives of others. We would also like to thank all of our partners 
who have helped make this program a tremendous success." 
During the CFL regular season, Scotiabank recognized 72 Regional Game Changers 
and provided them with a $1,000 donation to the registered charity or 
registered non-profit organization of their choice. At the end of the regular 
season, eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists were selected from 
the 72 Regional Game Changers, and received a VIP trip to the 100th Grey Cup 
in Toronto. The eight finalists recognized were: 
British Columbia - Angel Magnussen, Variety - The Children's Charity of 
British Columbia Edmonton - Curtis Hargrove, Stollery Children's Hospital 
Calgary - Austin Grayston, Alberta Youth in Care & Custody Network
Saskatchewan - Erin Fogarty, Street Culture Kids Incorprated Winnipeg - Ian 
Rabb, Two Ten Recovery Inc.
Hamilton - Shane Eickmann, GlobalMedic Toronto - Anne Marie Batten, Street 
Health Montreal - Judy Stevens, Share the Warmth 
For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program, go to, on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at 
@ScotiaCFL #sbgamechangers 
About Scotiabank 
Scotiabank is a proud supporter of the Canadian Football League and is the 
Official Bank of the CFL, 100(th) Grey Cup Festival, BC Lions, Edmonton 
Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and 
Toronto Argonauts. 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 
$45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the 
last five years. Visit us at 
About the Canadian Football League 
The Canadian Football League is our league. The Grey Cup is our national 
championship and Canada's largest annual single sporting event. We are proudly 
preparing for the 100th Grey Cup in 2012. The celebration will span the 
country and culminate in a tremendous festival and game in Toronto this 
November. We invite all Canadians to be a part of it. 
Media Inquiries: 
Sheena Findlay Scotiabank 647-628-3501 
Image with caption: "British Columbia's Angel Magnussen was named the 
Scotiabank National Game Changer on-field at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto 
where she was awarded a $100,000 donation to Variety - The Children's Charity 
of British Columbia. Presenting (left to right) is Scotiabank's Group Head of 
Canadian Banking Anatol von Hahn, TSN President Stewart Johnston, CFL 
Commissioner Mark Cohon and Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Co-Chair of the Toronto 
Argonauts. (CNW Group/Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations)". Image available 
Image with caption: "Scotiabank National Game Changer Angel Magnussen, of Port 
Alberni, BC, embraces her mother, Cheryl at the 100th Grey Cup following the 
announcement that she won the $100,000 charity donation to Variety - The 
Children's Charity of British Columbia. (CNW Group/Scotiabank - Sponsorships & 
Donations)". Image available at: 
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