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TD adds the Calgary Folk Music Festival to its growing list of Calgary sponsorships

CALGARY, July 19 /CNW/ - Indie singer songwriters, roots and country veterans, blues masters and TD. One of these things is not like the other, but they're coming together at the Calgary Folk Music Festival for the first time! From July 22 - 25, Calgarians will be stepping to the sounds of musical talent from around the world at Prince's Island Park.

"We've been supporting music festivals across Canada for years and this new sponsorship fits perfectly with our program by allowing us to connect with Calgarians and bring them together over the enjoyment of music," says Ron McInnis, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region, TD Canada Trust. "Ensuring our customers and communities have a comfortable experience is very important to us and what could be more comfortable than kicking back in the park with family and friends listening to great music?"

This music festival isn't the only way TD is showing its commitment to Calgary. In the last year, TD has opened four new branches and a major commercial banking centre in the city, has funded 25 local grass roots projects through the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and continues to sponsor local events including the TD Cup at Spruce Meadows, GlobalFest and the GlobalFest Human Rights Forum.

"We're committed to this community and helping it prosper because this is where we live, work and do business," adds McInnis. "Calgarians are our neighbours, our customers and our employees and one way we can show our appreciation is by helping to bring great events like this Festival to the city."

As title sponsor of Stage 6, TD will be hosting musical talent from around the world, including Baskery, Steve Pineo, United Steelworkers of Montreal and Romantica. Festival goers can stop by the TD booth for an eco-friendly water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day.

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About the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Let the music take you to another place at the 31st annual Calgary Folk Music Festival. See over 68 artists from 14 countries on 7 stages July 22-25 at Prince's Island Park. Surreal perfection: A village where indie singer-songwriters, roots and country veterans and blues masters rub sonic shoulders with global electronica divas, Latin rhythm masters, Ukrainian rock bands and Congolese hipsters. All in a verdant urban setting that grounds a laidback, loving, ecologically astute community-for-a-day. We've got cool wind power and a hot main stage, an interactive family area, an international craft market, global culinary delights, a record tent and tree-shaded beer garden. Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday, soak in our evolving programming on 7 stages in the park, where musicians collaborate in unpredictable and exquisite songwriter-in-the-round and themed jam sessions. It's Calgary's annual journey into the heart and soul of the roots and evolution of the music we like to call folk, with an edge.

About TD Bank Financial Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 18 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Insurance; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 6 million online customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$574 billion in assets on April 30, 2010. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

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