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TD Canada Trust rocks the islands at Virgin Festival Toronto
- TD Friends of the Environment Foundation showcases green innovation at Canada's biggest rock festival - Fans can sign up for the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Solar-powered computer stations, sunscreen and cooling misters are just a few of the ways TD Canada Trust is making Virgin Festival more comfortable for Toronto rock fans. Virgin Festival Toronto takes place September 6th and 7th at Toronto Island Park and TD Canada Trust will be there as a sponsor to help pump up the volume at the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Go Zone, with the TD Comfort Crew and on the TD Music Stage. "TD Canada Trust is all about comfort and for many Canadians, comfort is about kicking back, listening to great music and soaking up the sunshine," says Tim Hockey, Group Head, Canadian Banking and President and CEO, TD Canada Trust. "Being a part of Virgin Festival is a great way for us to connect with younger Canadians and showcase the fantastic things the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation is doing in our communities." The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation will be at the Green Spot - an area in the Festival dedicated to building environmental awareness. "We're inviting rock fans to the TD Go Zone in the Green Spot, where they can blog from solar-powered computers, check out our biodiesel exhibit and charge their MP3 players and cameras at solar-powered stations," says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. "We'll be featuring some exciting new innovations - innovations we hope will eventually impact our daily lives in a positive way." In addition, visitors to the TD Go Zone will be able to find out how TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and the communities it supports are making a difference. They can also get involved by signing up for the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a national conservation initiative running from September 20th to 28th. Interested music lovers can find their local drop-in cleanup site by visiting www.vanaqua.org/cleanup. The TD Comfort Crew will be in the crowd handing out sunscreen, hand sanitizer and misting rock fans to help them stay cool, clean and comfortable. Gates open at 1 p.m. both days with the following acts rocking out on the TD Music Stage: Saturday, September 6th: 1:45 pm Mardeen 2:35 pm The Midway State 3:25 pm Shudder To Think 4:15 pm Spiritualized 5:20 pm The Fratellis 6:35 pm Wintersleep 8:00 pm The Kooks Sunday, September 7th: 2:35 pm Paper Lions 3:25 pm Sebastien Granger and the Mountains 4:15 pm Matt Costa 5:20 pm Yoav 6:35 pm Sons & Daughters 8:00 pm The Pigeon Detectives Virgin Festival and TD Canada Trust kicked off summer on June 22nd and 23rd for more than 35,000 Calgarians with a weekend of amazing music and experiences at Fort Calgary. In addition to the rockin' TD Music Stage, the TD Go Zone was a hot spot for Virgin Festival Calgary attendees, with music lovers making the most of the solar-powered computers and blogging about their experiences to friends around the world. Many visitors also took advantage of the opportunity to charge their MP3 players and cameras via solar power. And if that wasn't enough, the TD Comfort Crew distributed 17 litres of sunscreen and 34 litres of hand sanitizer! TD Canada Trust helped music fans get to the Toronto Festival through an online contest on the TD Money Lounge on Facebook, www.facebook.com/tdmoneylounge. One lucky winner received an all expenses paid, VIP trip for four to Toronto's Virgin Festival. Seventy-five additional fans won passes for two to the Festival. Ticket Information Tickets are nearly gone! Get in on the action and get your tickets now... General ticket sales for both two-day and one-day tickets are on sale at select Future Shop locations, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.ca and by calling 416-870-8000. Ticket information is also available at: virginfestival.ca. Two-day tickets are $159 (including all sales taxes, $12 ferry fee and a $2 donation to Virgin Unite Canada). One-day tickets are $87 (including all sales taxes, $6 ferry fee and a $1 donation to Virgin Unite Canada). TD and Music Canadians love music and at TD, so do we. So we're proud to be part of bringing the best in music to our communities and our customers through sponsorships that include eight of Canada's foremost jazz festivals, Canadian Idol and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and by supporting important and exciting music programs like the National Youth Orchestra, Piano Plus and the TD Canada Trust Family Concerts. With all the things we're already doing with music, sponsoring Virgin's Mobile Music Festivals in Canada just feels, well, comfortable. About Virgin Festival Canada Virgin Festival Canada has established itself as one of the top rock festivals in North America. Since the first-ever Canadian Virgin Festival launched in Toronto in September 2006, more than 130,000 music lovers have lived the Virgin Festival experience. This year Virgin Festival will rock two Canadian cities - Calgary and Toronto. For more information on the festivals visit www.virginfestival.ca. About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) Since 1990, TD FEF has provided $45 million in funding to over 17,000 grassroots environment and wildlife projects across Canada. In 2007, FEF provided $3 million in support of 830 projects. Thousands of TD customers and employees donate to TD FEF on a monthly basis and TD Bank Financial Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF; this ensures 100 percent of every dollar donated goes directly to funding environment and wildlife projects in the community where the donation was made. For more information on how to donate and get involved in your community visit www.fef.ca
For further information: Carolyn Abbass/Karen McCullough, Paradigm Public Relations, (416) 203-2223, firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
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