Media Advisory - BMO to Celebrate 150 Years in Bowmanville



    Celebration to be marked with Donation, Dignitaries and a Fiddle Champion

    BOWMANVILLE, ON, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal is donating more
than $10,000 to the United Way of Oshawa/Whitby/Clarington to celebrate
150 years of doing business in Bowmanville, Ontario. The donation will help
support a network of health and social services agencies and create
opportunities for growth and improvement in Bowmanville and the surrounding
areas.
    As part of the anniversary celebrations, Fiddle Champion Mark Sullivan
will perform throughout the day. Mark is a three-time Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddle Champion and three-time Canadian Open Fiddle Champion. He has toured
extensively throughout Canada and the United States as a solo artist, session
musician and backup musician for many prominent groups.

    
    WHEN:     Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    WHERE:    BMO Bank of Montreal
              2 King Street West, Bowmanville

    WHAT:     Opening ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
              Speeches and ribbon cutting
              1000 Air Miles contest winner announced
              Light refreshments

    WHO:      Charlie Trim, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Clarington
              Ron Hooper, Councillor Ward 2, Clarington
              John O'Toole, MPP, Durham
              Mark Sullivan, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion
              Bill Ogle, Personal Banking Area Manager, Oshawa/Durham
              BMO Bank of Montreal employees and customers
    

    BMO Bank of Montreal has been operating in Bowmanville since 1857.

    Since its beginning in 1817, BMO Financial Group has believed in
community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the
communities it serves. BMO is one of Canada's top corporate donors,
contributing more than $32.1 million in corporate donations, sponsorships and
events, supporting communities, charities and not-for-profit organizations in
2006.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Shivani Ahluwalia, Toronto,
shivani.ahluwalia@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996

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