BMO Celebrates 150 years in Lindsay with Donation to Community Living Kawartha Lakes

    -  Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ric McGee, celebrates with BMO
    -  BMO to donate $1,000 to the Community Living Kawartha Lakes
    -  Draw for 1,000 AIR MILES

    LINDSAY, ON, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal is celebrating its
150th anniversary in Lindsay, Ontario by donating more than $1,000 to
Community Living Kawartha Lakes. The donation will help provide a wide range
of support to people with intellectual challenges and their families in the
City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Haliburton and Northumberland.
    BMO Bank of Montreal has been serving the community as a financial
partner and supporting local philanthropic organizations ever since it
established the Lindsay branch in 1858.
    "BMO is proud to be part of the Lindsay community and we are pleased to
have such a long-standing relationship with our customers in the region," said
Susan Brown, Senior Vice-President, Ontario Regional Division, BMO Bank of
Montreal. "We look forward to the next 150 years."
    A town crier will open the ceremony at the Lindsay Branch anniversary
celebration on August 29. Historic photos and memorabilia will be on display
and cake and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Furthermore, a
lucky winner will receive 1,000 AIR MILES in a BMO draw.

    WHEN:      Friday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
               Ribbon cutting, speeches and cheque presentation to Community
               Living Kawartha Lakes at 9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:     BMO Bank of Montreal
               16 William Street South, Lindsay, Ontario

    WHAT:      150th BMO anniversary celebration

    WHO:       Ric McGee, Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes
               Susan Brown, Senior Vice President, Ontario Regional Division,
                BMO Bank of Montreal
               Lloyd Fleming, District Vice President, East Central Ontario,
                BMO Bank of Montreal
               Cheryl Pearson, Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Rachel Martin, (416) 867-4873,; Jodi Salem, (416) 867-3996,

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