Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - BMO Healthy Heart Day

    Major gift announcement by BMO to the Montreal Heart Institute

    MONTREAL, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group, in partnership with the
Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), will hold an awareness day for its clients,
employees and the public to promote cardiac health through healthy eating and
lifestyle choices. Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of
mortality and morbidity in Quebec and Canada, as well as one of the most
costly diseases for the Quebec health-care system.
    This special event will be held on Wednesday, September 10, from
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the BMO Financial Group Place d'Armes complex
located at 119-129 Saint-Jacques Street in Montreal.
    Dr. Martin Juneau, MHI's Prevention Director, will hold a conference at
noon and kiosks will be set up for participants to have their blood pressure
and cholesterol level measured and speak with kinesiologists and other
professionals from the Institute.
    L. Jacques Ménard, President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec, will
announce the second largest gift in the history of BMO in Quebec, to support
the Montreal Heart Institute's prevention programs.

    What:  BMO Healthy Heart Day and announcement of a landmark gift from BMO
           to the Montreal Heart Institute

    When:  Wednesday, September 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
           11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:  Kiosks in the BMO Bank of Montreal Main
                                     Branch, 119 St. Jacques St.
           Noon to 1 p.m.:           Conference by Dr. Martin Juneau on
                                     cardiac disease prevention in the BMO
                                     conference room at 129 Saint-Jacques
                                     Street, 14th Floor

    Where: BMO Financial Group's Place d'Armes complex
           119-129 Saint-Jacques Street

    Who:   Dr. Martin Juneau, Prevention Director, Montreal Heart Institute,
           along with several experts from the Institute
           L. Jacques Ménard, President, BMO Financial Group, Québec
           Louis A. Tanguay, Chairman, Montreal Heart Institute Foundation

    Media representatives are invited to attend all scheduled activities as
well as a photo op for the presentation of the landmark BMO gift at 11:45 a.m.
in front of the BMO Main Branch at 119 Saint-Jacques Street, along with L.
Jacques Ménard, Louis Tanguay and Dr. Martin Juneau, who will ride stationary
bikes for the occasion.

For further information:

For further information: Ronald Monet, BMO Financial Group, (514)
877-1873 or (514) 594-2501

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