Take a Trip Around the World Without Leaving Mississauga

    BMO Announces Sponsorship of the 24th Annual Carassauga Festival of

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 21 /CNW/ - Take a trip around the world with one of
the largest multicultural festivals in Ontario. From Friday May 22 to Sunday,
May 24, Mississauga will be home to the Carassauga Festival of Cultures with
BMO as the platinum sponsor.
    With the purchase of a Carassauga Passport, you can explore the cultures
of 40 countries represented at the event. Each pavilion, found throughout
Mississauga, will feature cultural cuisine, art, folk dancing, vibrant
costumes and other activities from various countries.
    "The Carassauga Festival of Cultures is able to exist and thrive only
with the help of our sponsors," said Jack Prazeres, 2009 Carassauga Festival
Chairperson. "Without the outstanding support of businesses such as BMO Bank
of Montreal, a festival of this magnitude would not be possible."
    "BMO Bank of Montreal is thrilled to sponsor an event that celebrates the
cultural diversity that makes Mississauga such a vibrant city. We encourage
all of our customers to celebrate with us," said Heather Grand, Vice
President, Multicultural Markets, BMO Bank of Montreal.
    Carassauga Festival gives Mississauga citizen groups from different
origins a venue to promote public awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of
their cultures and cultural expressions. Over three fun-filled days, visitors
will have the opportunity to span the globe without leaving the city. Each
pavilion provides a unique blend of music, fashion and food with a focus on
celebrating the city's diversity.

    Tour the World at Carassauga Festival of Cultures This May

    May 22 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight
    May 23 from 3:00 p.m. to midnight
    May 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Passports give travelers unlimited access to the world at Carassauga

    Passports are $10 in advance of the festival opening or $12 at the door,
giving visitor's unlimited access to all pavilions throughout the festival.
Children 12 and under are admitted free. Passport holders can also ride FREE
on Mississauga Transit and shuttle buses during festival hours to all

    Where to purchase your passport

    Passports to the festival are available for purchase, in advance, at
select Winners and HomeSense locations throughout the GTA as well as BMO Bank
of Montreal branches in Mississauga. Visit www.carassauga.com for a complete
list of our passport outlets and locations. Passports may also be purchased in
advance, on-line or at the door of any pavilion.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Carassauga, Linda Keen
Lausberg, (905) 270-7771 ext. 2240, keenlausberg@rogers.com; BMO Bank of
Montreal: Kasia Lech, (416) 867-3996, kasia.lech@bmo.com

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