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Tangerine conducts Community Gym event in Vancouver

Financial company Tangerine conducted an event in Vancouver this weekend as part of its "Bright Way Forward" initiative. The "Community Gym" event took place at the Robert Lee YMCA of Greater Vancouver and was conducted in association with the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program and Canada Basketball. Approximately 150 local youth attended the event for a series of basketball skills training exercises. Tangerine also donated $15,000 to support of 60 at-risk youth through the YMCA of Greater Vancouver's Youth Leadership Institute. It will also provide 25 scholarships to the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program for local at-risk youth through the YMCA. Tangerine will host similar "Community Gym" events in Toronto and Montreal in the future.

"We're excited to be here in Vancouver at our very first Community Gym, celebrating our commitment to the Vancouver area and all the great things to come as part of our new #BrightWayForward program," said Peter Aceto, president and CEO of Tangerine. "We're proud to be working with our partners here in Vancouver on meaningful programs that inspire self-esteem, teamwork and leadership while fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance."

This was the first of a series of initiatives through which Tangerine will support charitable organizations in Vancouver. Future activities will involve the Vancouver Writers Fest, Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House, Young Women in Business and the United Way Lower Mainland.

Tangerine is a subsidiary of Scotiabank.

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