BMO Shows Calgarians A Little Western Hospitality on Bay

BMO Shows Calgarians A Little Western Hospitality on Bay Street 
- Fans and Horse welcomed at BMO's Toronto Headquarters 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/12 -- BMO Bank of Montreal,
the official bank of the Calgary Stampede, today opened the doors of
its Toronto headquarters to visiting Calgarians. 
Since 1948, supporters from Calgary have paraded their horse through
a prominent landmark. 
"BMO has always had a strong focus on supporting the communities in
which we work and play, so we were thrilled to be able to greet
visitors from Calgary and their horse Marty in Toronto and help them
continue this long-standing tradition and show of civic pride," said
Robert Hayes, Senior Vice President, Prairies Division, BMO Bank of
Mr. Hayes noted that BMO's connection to the city of Calgary is
rooted in supporting many of the city's marquee events, including the
Calgary Stampede which BMO has sponsored for over 100 years. In
addition, as the founding sponsor of Spruce Meadows, BMO Financial
Group has a long and proud history of supporting equestrian sport in
"BMO is a part of many important, high-profile events in the Calgary
area that allow us to connect with our customers and the citizens of
Calgary in a meaningful way; being part of today's tradition is
another example of that," added Mr. Hayes. 
About BMO Financial Group  
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a
highly diversified North American financial services organization.
With total assets of $542 billion as at July 31, 2012, and more than
46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of
retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and
For media enquiries:
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596 
Twitter: @BMOmedia
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