Media Advisory/Photo Ops - Junior Journalists Report the News at BMO Kids' Day on Wednesday, July 9

    -   Calgary Hitmen head coach, Dave Lowry, to greet the kids
    -   Free pancake breakfast and admission before 9 a.m.

    CALGARY, July 4 /CNW/ - Children and accompanying adults have free
admission from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at BMO Kids' Day on Wednesday, July 9. The day
starts with a pancake breakfast followed by great kids' entertainment and the
chance to win fun prizes.
    BMO Junior Reporter contest for kids ages 8-13 was held for the second
year. Children were invited to submit a brief essay and a video clip of
themselves for the chance to win the grand prize of a $2000 BMO Intuition
RESP. The two contest winners also have an opportunity to write a story about
the Stampede and BMO Kids' Day and file a news report on 660 News Radio.
    The winners are: 11-year old Charlotte Hardy, an energetic member of St.
Margaret's School drama club, who speaks Spanish fluently and loves country
music. The winning boy is John Richardson, 12 years of age, who will be
attending Willow Park Creative Arts Junior High. Their prize package also
includes rodeo and grandstand tickets, a western outfit, and midway ride


    WHEN:     Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    WHERE:    Grandstand Courtyard, Stampede Park

    WHAT:     Free breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Grandstand
              Free Grandstand Show (7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.) featuring:
              -  Buckshot & Baruch, Emcees
              -  Mini Chuckwagon Races
              -  Calgary Stampede Showriders
              -  Calgary Police Chief & Hawks Take-Off
              -  Announcement of Junior Reporter Contest Winners; and more!

    The Calgary Stampede is a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community
organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. The
Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta
through its world-renowned 10-day Calgary Stampede, year-round facilities,
products and services and agricultural programs that foster understanding of
the agricultural industry. All revenue generated is reinvested into Calgary
Stampede programs and facilities.

For further information:

For further information: Doug Fraser, Media Relations Manager, Calgary
Stampede, T (403) 261-0242, C (403) 585-3376, F (403) 261-0190, E; Laurie Grant, BMO Financial Group, T (604)
665-7596, C (604) 318-0735, E

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