Young At Art Gallery of Finalists Fundraiser official unveiling celebration



    Silent auction and bursary presentations

    TORONTO, May 21 /CNW/ - Bramalea City Centre, in partnership with BMO
Bank of Montreal at Bramalea City Centre, are pleased to present the Young At
Art Gallery of Finalists Fundraiser, an exhibition and silent auction
featuring artwork created by school children from JK through grade 12.
Festivities take place on June 3, 2009 from noon to 1 p.m. The public is
welcome to place bids on reproductions of artwork, created by student
finalists, at a silent auction and partake in a vote to determine four lucky
grand prize scholarship winners. Limited edition posters and greeting cards,
featuring a cross section of the finalists' work, will also be sold as part of
the fund raising initiative. Proceeds from these fundraisers go to Peel and
Dufferin-Peel Region School Boards to support art programs. Six schools will
also be presented $1,000 bursary awards and students will be honoured with
Certificates of Participation. To date, the Young At Art Gallery has
contributed over $12,000 in bursary funds towards school art programs in
Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga. "This event marks the culmination of six
months of hard work. It highlights the wealth of talent that we have in our
local schools and I am amazed by the creativity displayed by these young
artists. At Bramalea City Centre we strongly believe in supporting events and
programs that serve the community," says Carol Hyams, General Manager,
Bramalea City Centre. Opened to all schools in Peel and Dufferin-Peel, Young
At Art is a community fundraising initiative which aims to raise much needed
funds for school art programs. Schools submit artwork created by students (JK
through grade 12) for exhibit in the Young At Art Gallery, a professionally
executed public gallery located in the Bramalea City Centre.
    The artwork will be on display from December 1, 2008 through June, 2009
and exposed to over 1.2 million shoppers per month. Each school receives a
$1,000 bursary just for participating in the program. "We continue to be very
proud to share in this initiative with Bramalea City Centre," says Lucy Marra,
Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal at Bramalea City Centre. "We are
delighted to assist organizations who demonstrate such a strong commitment to
the well-being of our communities," she adds.

    About Bramalea City Centre

    Acquired by Canadian real estate firm Morguard Investments Limited in
2001, Bramalea City Centre is an indoor shopping mall located in the city of
Brampton, ON. With over 1.25 million square feet of retail space and more than
250 stores and services, it is one of Canada's largest shopping centres. Since
opening its doors to the public in the 1970s, the Bramalea City Centre has
been an important retail hub for the city of Brampton, pumping hundreds of
millions of dollars into the local economy. A $165 million expansion project
is currently underway at Bramalea City Centre. This 3-year project will create
250,000 square feet of retail area on two levels. Construction is expected to
be completed by 2010. www.bramaleacitycentre.com

    About Morguard

    Since the company was established in 1975, Morguard Investments has grown
into one of Canada's premier real estate investment and management companies.
With more than $7.0 Billion in assets under management, Morguard provides a
full range of real estate portfolio, asset, and property management services.
Our clients are major institutional investors and property owners.
www.morguard.com





For further information:

For further information: Brenda Maynard-Richardson, Xen Communications,
T: (416) 450-9647, E: xecommunications@sympatico.ca; Michael Da Silva,
Marketing Director, Bramalea City Centre, T: (905) 595-4746, E:
mdasilva@morguard.com; Sharon Quigley, Assistant Marketing Director, Bramalea
City Centre, T: (905) 595-4747, E: squigley@morguard.com

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