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Corporate Hands: Spelling Success with Scotia

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Recipients from the three teams proudly display their awards and certificates as they pose with members of the ScotiaWealth team and the Trench Town Reading Centre. From (back row, left -right) - Lissant Mitchell - CEO Scotia Investments; Roslyn Ellison - founder of the centre; Hugh Reid - president Scotia Insurance; Roger Grant - director- Scotia Private Client Group and Tamikee Walsh - Trench Town Centre.
Roslyn Ellison (second left), founder Trench Town Reading Centre, and Lana Forbes (in blue), Scotia Insurance, engage a group of boys in a book about dinosaurs.

At the recently held Scotia Wealth-sponsored annual Trench Town Spelling Bee, 85 youngsters of varying ages and levels tried to outspell each other in the intense but fun-filled event. Kameka Branford emerged winner.

Scotia Wealth has been involved in this activity for the past five years. "It's more than just being part of a spelling bee," said Simone Hull Lloyd, marketing manager, Scotiabank. "It's an opportunity for us to give back and, hopefully, give them a glimpse into the other possibilities that exist."

Scotia Wealth supports the efforts surrounding the Trench Town Reading Centre and has since 2010 supported the spelling bee, and provided the centre with a reading pavilion which can accommodate up to 100 children for their daily after-school reading and homework sessions.