BMO Congratulates Canada's World Figure Skating Medallists

TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - BMO, the Official Bank of Skating, today congratulated Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan after their medal-winning performances at the 2010 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Torino, Italy. Virtue and Moir followed up their gold medal in Vancouver by winning the Ice Dance competition, and Chan won a silver medal in the Men's competition.

"We've been a proud supporter of Canadian figure skating since 1997, as a major sponsor of the Canadian National Figure Skating Team and of Skate Canada," said Sandy Bourne, Vice-President, Advertising, Sponsorship/Events and Merchandising, BMO Financial Group. "To see this national team, filled with so many skaters that we have known and supported for years, accomplish so much - both in Vancouver and Torino - is truly thrilling. We are so happy to have played a small part in their success.

"BMO is pleased to congratulate Tessa, Scott, Patrick and all the rest of the national team who did their country proud in Italy. We can't wait to see our skaters take on the world again when the new season starts in the Fall!"

Since 1997, BMO Financial Group has been proud to bring the best of Canadian figure skating to fans across the country. BMO is a major sponsor of the Canadian National Figure Skating Team and of Skate Canada, the governing body of Canadian figure skating that oversees more than 1,450 clubs and nearly 200,000 members. In addition to title sponsorship of the BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships, BMO Financial Group is a strong supporter of CanSkate, Skate Canada's learn to skate program.

SOURCE BMO BANK OF MONTREAL

For further information: For further information: For News Media Enquiries: Peter Scott, Toronto, PeterE.Scott@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; Ronald Monet, Montreal, ronald.monet@bmo.com, (514) 877-1873; Internet: www.bmo.com


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