Media/Photo/Interview Advisory - BMO Bank of Montreal Donates $35,000 to Milton District Hospital



    Former Toronto Maple Leaf Darryl Sittler and Local Dignitaries to
    Participate in Milton Branch Grand Opening Celebration

    MILTON, ON, March 29 /CNW/ - Milton District Hospital is $35,000 closer
to its goal of purchasing a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner that will enable
Milton and area patients to remain in town, close to family and support, when
they receive medical treatment.
    On Saturday, BMO Bank of Montreal will celebrate the grand opening of its
new Maple Avenue branch by announcing a $35,000 pledge to the Milton District
Hospital Foundation's Our Family, Our Community, Our Hospital Campaign. The
campaign was established to raise money for a much needed CT scanner for the
hospital so patients do not have to leave town for medical tests.
    As the official bank of the Toronto Maple Leafs, BMO Bank of Montreal is
thrilled that Darryl Sittler will be on hand to help celebrate the branch's
grand opening. BMO invites customers and fans to come by and meet Darryl at an
autograph signing, enjoy burgers and hot dogs at a complementary BBQ, and
enter a draw to win one of many great prizes.

    
    WHEN:     Saturday, March 31, 2007 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    WHERE:    BMO Bank of Montreal, Milton
              1001 Maple Avenue at Thompson Street,
              (located at the intersection of Thompson and Maple streets.)

    WHAT:     Opening ceremony: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
              Speeches, ribbon cutting and cheque presentation

              Darryl Sittler autograph signing: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

              BBQ: 11:00 pm - 3:00 pm

              Draw for prizes

    WHO:      Darryl Sittler, Former Centre, Toronto Maple Leafs
              Gord Krantz, Mayor of Milton
              Catharina Balch, Area Manager, Peel/Halton North
              Vidal Ramlakhan, Branch Manager, Milton
              BMO Bank of Montreal employees and customers

    ABOUT THE NEW MAPLE AVENUE BRANCH

    -   Opened February 19, 2007

    -   Located at 1001 Maple Avenue at Thompson Street, in Milton

    -   Centrally located to service the rapidly expanding commercial and
        residential developments in North East Milton.

    -   Represents an investment of: $1.35 million

    -   Size: 6,000 square feet

    -   Staff: A team of 14 financial services professionals from Milton and
        the surrounding area

    -   Services: A variety of commercial and personal banking services,
        wealth management and financial planning services

    -   Hours of operation:
        -  9:30 am to 8:00 pm - Wednesdays and Thursdays;
        -  9:30 am to 4:30 pm - Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays;
        -  9:30 am to 3:00 pm - Saturdays
        -  These hours complement BMO's Ontario St. South branch in Milton
           which serves the community from 10:00-4:00 Monday to Wednesday,
           10:00-8:00 Thursday and Friday and 10:00-2:00 on Saturday
    





For further information:

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

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