Tickets go on sale today, just in time to make perfect stocking-stuffers - Who will be the lucky winner of the 2008 BMO Dream House?



    MONTREAL, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal, in cooperation with
Groupe LSR, today announced that it is launching a new edition of the BMO Bank
of Montreal Dream House philanthropic construction project. Following the
success of the first edition, a second house valued at more than $950,000 will
be built by Constructions De Royan in Laval in the Villas-sur-Rive development
of Le Haut Ste-Dorothée Inc. and Cadiberge de Laval Inc., subsidiaries of
Groupe LSR and the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec.
    The main partners of the BMO Dream House include the city of Laval, which
is providing communication support and the equivalent of a five-year municipal
tax holiday, and Gaz Métro. Designer Johanne Morency will once again be
responsible for designing and decorating the house's interior.
    Some 330,000 tickets at $10 each are going on sale today, December 17,
2007. They can be purchased at all BMO Bank of Montreal branches in Quebec and
from around 60 participating charitable organizations (see attached list).
Other points of sale will be announced early in the New Year. The sale of
tickets for the draw will continue through the end of September 2008, while
the first in the series of draws will take place in April 2008.
    "We are extremely enthusiastic about supporting this philanthropic
project for a second year," said François Hudon, Senior Vice-President, Quebec
Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "It will raise more than $1 million for
non-profit organizations that work in various fields, most notably with sick
and underprivileged children." Mr. Hudon also encouraged non-profit
organizations to take advantage of this opportunity to sell tickets for the
BMO Dream House draw, as they are an attractive fundraising source, with 50
percent of the tickets' total value being returned to the participating
organization.
    The house will be open for visits from June through September 2008. The
final draw will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2008.

    For more information, visit the website: www.maisonderevebmo.com

    
                    List of Organizations Selling Tickets
                          (as at December 17, 2007)

    - All BMO Bank of Montreal branches in Quebec
    - Several clubs of the Fédération du patinage artistique du Québec
    - Aide aux personnes âgées, défavorisées et/ou handicapées de Laval
    - Arrêt-Source, Maison pour jeunes femmes en difficulté, L'
    - Association amicale des jeunes et parents (AGAPE) inc.
    - Association Bénévole PAT/ME inc.
    - Association de la Rive-sud pour la déficience intellectuelle (ARSDI)
    - Association de spina-bifida et d'hydrocéphalie du Québec (1981) inc.
    - Association des loisirs pour personnes handicapées psychiques de Laval
      inc. (ALPHPL)
    - Association des Personnes Handicapées Visuelles de Lanaudière
      (A. P. H. V. L.)
    - Association des pompiers de Laval (Fondation Laval Action jeunesse
      scolaire)
    - Association dysphasie +
    - Association québecoise du syndrome de la Tourette
    - Association sportive Monteuil Laval inc
    - Auberge communautaire Sud-Ouest
    - Auberge du coeur l'Envolée (Maison d'hébergement L'Envolée)
    - Cap-Vie
    - Centre d'action bénévole Chambly-Carignan
    - Centre de prévention et de traitement de la codépendance et des
      multiples dépendances(CAFAT)
    - Centre de Ressources et d'intervention Pour Hommes Abusés Sexuellement
      dans leur Enfance (CRIPHASE)
    - Citad'Elle de Lachute, La
    - Club du bonheur de St-Léonard, Le
    - Eglise Baptiste Saint-Jean l'Apôtre
    - En Coeur, La fondation québécoise pour les enfants malades du coeur
    - Epilepsie Montréal Métropolitain
    - Fabrique Ste-Marie-du-Lac
    - Fondation Autisme Montréal
    - Fondation d'Aide à la Jeunesse
    - Fondation pour la recherche sur la moelle épinière (Association de la
      paralysie cérébrale du Québec)
    - Fondation des enfants de l'école Jean-Piaget
    - Fondation du Centre hospitalier Anna-Laberge
    - Fondation du centre hospitalier de Verdun
    - Fondation Marie Enfant
    - Fondation Pinocchios
    - Fondation sous les Ailes de Saint-Michel Archange, La
    - Initiatives et Changement
    - Jewish Women International of Canada
    - L'Entraide (Pont-Viau et Laval-des-Rapides)
    - Magnétothèque, La
    - Maison de Jonathan Inc., La
    - Maison de Quartier de Fabreville inc.
    - Maison des parents d'enfants handicapés de Laurentides/Lanaudière, La
    - Maison-Répit Oasis
    - Pavillon Marguerite de Champlain
    - Phobies-Zéro
    - Projet Equestre Goldie
    - Regroupement des professionnels pour la santé du sein (RPSS)
    - Regroupement pour la Trisomie 21, Le
    - Réseau-Ado du Québec
    - Revivre (Association québécoise de soutien aux personnes souffrant de
      troubles anxieux, dépressifs ou bipolaires)
    - Scouts de Ste-Dorothée, 187e Groupe
    - Sida-Vie Laval
    - Société canadienne de la Sclérose en Plaques, Division du Québec
    - Virage (Groupe d'entraide de l'hôpital Notre-Dame pour personnes
      atteintes de cancer et leurs proches)
    




For further information:

For further information: ucie Gosselin, BMO Bank of Montreal, (514)
877-8224, Website: www.maisonderevebmo.com

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