Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Calgary's Jennifer Dawn Marschner Wins BMO Spruce Meadows Contest for a Riding Lesson from Silver Olympic Medalist Ian Millar



    CALGARY, Sept. 3 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     As the winner of the BMO Financial Group contest that drew
              3,102 entries from across the country, Jennifer Dawn Marschner
              of Calgary, Alberta, will attend the Spruce Meadows Masters
              Tournament and enjoy a riding lesson with 2008 Olympic Silver
              Medalist and Canadian show jumping legend, Ian Millar, on
              Friday, September 5th.

              This fourth annual contest sponsored by BMO has proved popular
              over the years.

              In addition to a riding lesson with Ian, Jennifer Dawn's prize
              package also includes two seats in the BMO Skybox for the
              $350,000 BMO Nations' Cup, on Saturday September 6th, the
              featured event at the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament.

    WHEN:     Friday, September 5, 2008

    WHERE:    At 10:45 a.m., media will meet at the Spruce Meadows Media
              Centre, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way, Calgary, and will be shown to
              the riding lesson location.

              Riding lesson at 11:15 a.m. Ian Millar and Jennifer Dawn
              Marschner will be available for interviews and photos.
    

    BMO Financial Group is a founding sponsor of Spruce Meadows and for 20
years has enjoyed working with Ian Millar, BMO's corporate equestrian advisor.
Earlier, BMO extended its hearty congratulations to Ian Millar,
Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze and Mac Cone - the Canadian Olympic Show Jumping
Team - on winning a Silver Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Lucie Gosselin, BMO Financial
Group, lucie.gosselin@bmo.com, (514) 240-5361 (cell); Jennifer Ward, Starting
Gate Communications, jward@startinggate.ca, (613) 292-5439 (cell); Meghan
Chevrette-McIvor, Spruce Meadows, meghan.cmcivor@sprucemeadows.com, (403)
974-4232


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