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Team BMO Runs to Downtown Branches, Issues Call for Volunteers for the Vancouver Marathon

Richard Rudderham, Senior Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal, B.C., will be running on Friday, March 24th to all of BMO's downtown branches to hand deliver Vancouver Marathon posters to kick-off BMO's branch promotion and to rally employees around participating in the BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon.

Richard will be joined along the way by other Team BMO runners, including wheelchair participant, Meredith Jenkins. BMO employees and customers will be cheering on the team at every stop.

Richard and his team are helping the BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon, a community-based and locally organized event, issue a Call for Volunteers. Some 2,000 volunteers are required for the Marathon to host the 15,000 participants on Sunday, May 7th.

Team BMO will also be issuing a challenge to other local businesses and organizations to encourage their employees to participate as volunteers or runners. Richard and his team will also be raising awareness about the Marathon's Pledge Drivefor the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.


WHEN: Friday, March 24th, starting at 10:00 a.m.; finishing at 12:30 p.m.

WHAT:             Richard Rudderham to run to all BMO Bank of Montreal branches in downtown Vancouver (6 km) to deliver Marathon posters and rally the employees around volunteering at the Marathon.  At each branch, Richard will be joined by additional Team BMO runners.

WHO:               Richard Rudderham, BMO Bank of Montreal;

                         Paul Adams, Chair, Vancouver International Marathon Society, Team BMO Marathon participants.

WHERE:           Asian Banking Centre Branch (168 East Pender St.)

Georgia & Homer Branch (401 West Georgia St.)

Denman Branch (958 Denman St.)

Vancouver Main Office Branch (Pavilion, corner of Dunsmuir & Burrard)

ROUTE:               9:45 a.m. Start running from B.C. Place Stadium

10:00 a.m. Arrive at Asian Banking Centre Branch (Dancing Lion will greet Richard Rudderham, other runners will join Richard in the run)

10:30 a.m.  Arrival at Georgia & Homer Branch (via Pender Street)

11:15 a.m. Arrival at Denman Street Branch (via Robson Street)

11:45 a.m. Final stop at Vancouver Main Office Pavilion (via West Georgia)

12:00 p.m. Pep Rally at the Vancouver Main Office Branch

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