Interview & Photo Opportunity - Toronto FC players help kick off the 21st Annual Portuguese Festival

    BMO Financial Group Booth at Festival Boosts Soccer Spirit

    -   Meet Toronto FC players for autographs and photos at BMO booth
    -   Be dazzled by the fancy footwork of the Soccer Freestylers at
        BMO booth

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group is proud to be a sponsor of
the 21st Annual Portuguese Festival and to join with the community in the
celebration of Portugal Week. The community is invited to visit BMO's soccer
attraction and enjoy soccer freestylers and meet members of the Toronto FC.

    WHAT:     BMO Booth at Portuguese Festival

    WHO:      Toronto FC players and Soccer Freestylers

    WHEN:     Saturday, June 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
              Sunday, June 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Trinity Bellwoods Park, Dundas & Shaw St.

    "Everyone at BMO is excited to support this event and to be part of the
soccer spirit, music, food and culture of the Portuguese Festival ," said
Heather Grand, Managing Director of Specialty Markets, Greater Toronto
Division. "BMO remains committed to the Portuguese community which is
reflected in our specialized services to Portugal and our continued support of
Portugal Week 2008.
    BMO proudly supports the Portuguese community across Canada with
involvement in local initiatives such as the Portugal Day Parade, Casa dos
Açores and the Portuguese Disabled Persons Building Fund, Portuguese Canadian
National COPA awards, Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business 
Professionals and Carassauga.
    In 2007, BMO completed the integration of bcpbank Canada, the first
choice for financial services amongst the Portuguese-Canadian community in the
GTA. At that time, BMO also launched the Luso Card, a BMO Mosaik MasterCard
designed specifically for the Portuguese-Canadian community.

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For further information: Media Contact: Kasia Lech,,
(416) 867-3915

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