/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - World Champion Figure Skaters Join BMO
Branch in London to Celebrate the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating

Former world champions Jeffrey Buttle and Victor Kraatz will be on hand for photos and interviews

LONDON, ON, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - BMO will be celebrating this week's BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships at its Oakridge branch in London this Wednesday, January 13 at 4:30 p.m.

2008 World Men's Champion, 2006 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2010 BMO Canadians Athlete Ambassador Jeffrey Buttle and 10-time Canadian Ice Dance Champion and 2003 World Champion Victor Kraatz will visit BMO staff and customers at the branch, and encourage them to come out to support Canada's best skaters at the championships.

The BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships take place at the John Labatt Centre in London from Thursday, January 14 to Sunday, January 17.

    What:   Branch visit celebrating 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating
            Championships in London, ON

    Who:    Jeffrey Buttle, 2008 World Champion, 2006 Olympic Bronze
            Medalist, 2010 BMO Canadians Athlete Ambassador
            Victor Kraatz, 2003 World Champion
            David Blyth, District Vice-President, Ontario South-West, BMO
            Bank of Montreal
            Graeme Tindale, Branch Manager, Oakridge Branch, BMO Bank of

    Where:  BMO Bank of Montreal
            Oakridge Branch
            1182 Oxford Street West
            London, ON

    When:   Wednesday, January 13, 2010
            3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Since 1997, BMO Financial Group has been proud to bring the best of Canadian figure skating to fans across the country. BMO is a major sponsor of the Canadian National Figure Skating Team and of Skate Canada, the governing body of Canadian figure skating that oversees more than 1,450 clubs and nearly 200,000 members. In addition to supporting competitive skating events, BMO Financial Group is a strong supporter of CanSkate, Skate Canada's learn to skate program.


For further information: For further information: Media wishing to attend can contact Peter Scott at PeterE.Scott@bmo.com or (416) 867-3996

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