Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - BMO Celebrates Grand Opening of First Branch in Okotoks

    -  Special appearance and autograph session with Calgary Flames alumnus,
       Theoren Fluery
    -  Mayor Bill McAlpine to officiate ribbon-cutting ceremony
    -  Fun family celebration includes face painting, balloon artists, a
       complimentary BBQ & piggy bank prizes for the kids
    -  Visitors can win 25 to 1,000 AIR MILES reward miles coupons

    OKOTOKS, BC, July 15 /CNW/ - On Saturday, July 19, BMO Bank of Montreal
will celebrate the grand opening of its new Okotoks branch at 401 - 200
Southridge Drive.
    Members of the community and new and existing clients are invited to
enjoy a fun-filled, family day. The day will include a special appearance and
autograph session by Calgary Flames alumnus Theoren Fluery, an official
ribbon-cutting ceremony, face painting, balloonists, and a complimentary BBQ.
Guests will also have the chance to enter a draw for great Calgary Flames
prizes and AIR MILES reward miles.
    "We are especially pleased to have made this investment in Okotoks and
look forward to meeting current and new customers," said Dave Sprague, Vice
President, Calgary District, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Our goal is to provide our
customers with exceptional service and a positive banking experience each and
every time they walk through our doors."


    WHEN:   Saturday, July 19, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    WHAT:   Opening ceremony with speeches and ribbon cutting: 12:00 noon

    WHERE:  BMO Bank of Montreal, 401 - 200 Southridge Drive

    WHO:    His Worship, Bill McAlpine, Mayor of Okotoks
            Ted McCarron, Senior Vice President, Prairies Division, BMO Bank
            of Montreal
            Dave Sprague, Vice President, Calgary District, BMO Bank of
            Sean Bjorklund, Personal & Commercial Banking Area Manager, BMO
            Bank of Montreal
            Dave Drok, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal

    Okotoks branch hours of operation are:
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays;
    and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays;

    "Our customers have another reason to bank with BMO. Now they can collect
AIR MILES reward miles whenever and wherever they make purchases using their
BMO Bank of Montreal debit card, giving customers another reason to bank with
BMO," said Dave Drok, Branch Manager, Okotoks, BMO Bank of Montreal. "No other
bank can help you collect faster and redeem quicker and we are the only major
financial institution that rewards debit, credit and online purchases with
access to a comprehensive choice of more than 800 reward and travel options."
    BMO Bank of Montreal recently enhanced its Mosaik Gold AIR MILES Reward
Option, providing cardholders an exclusive 20 per cent discount on all AIR
MILES flight redemptions on any of the AIR MILES Reward Program's extensive
roster of 11 airline reward partners.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Laurie Grant, (604) 665-7596,; Internet:

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