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Scotiabank shows love to Denham Town teachers

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Scotiabankers Yanique Forbes Patrick (right) and Hope McMillan Canaan (second right) surprise teachers of Denham Town Primary School with Valentine gifts as they descend the stairs.
Teacher Vashtina Wilson (left) poses with some of her students after receiving her surprise gift from Yanique Forbes Patrick, Scotiabank’s vice-president, marketing.

First there were looks of consternation, and then the sounds of joyous laughter as the Denham Town Primary School teachers reacted

to the Valentine surprise orchestrated by Scotiabank. Beautifully wrapped packages of candy, along with red helium balloons, were presented to all the teachers as Scotiabank enacted their surprise and expressed their appreciation.

The team made their way through the school, surprising some teachers in classrooms and others on the staircase.

"We know how tough it can be in the classroom, and we wanted a way to express our appreciation to teachers who always give so much of themselves. This was an opportunity for us to brighten their day," said Yanique Forbes Patrick, vice-president marketing, Scotiabank.

Principal of the school, Eugenney Brown, expressed her delight at the recognition. "Most of the time we are forgotten here at Denham Town Primary," she said. "But Scotiabank has made our day. We had given to the children earlier, and now Scotiabank has given back to us. Thank you, Scotiabank."