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Montreal's Lakeshore U10 AA Girls Vie for BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion Title

- Canadians invited to cast their vote at until August 27

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2012) -

Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this press release.

The Lakeshore U10 AA Girls' team is in the running to be named BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion and win the grand prize which includes $125,000 to upgrade their community soccer pitch.

The winning team will also win a road trip to see a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact or Canadian National Team home game and a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Canadians can log on to to cast their vote. The team with the most number of votes will be the BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion.

"For three years I have had the privilege of coaching these girls, who demonstrate what it means to be leaders every day," said Raffi Kazandjian, Head Coach of the Lakeshore U-10 AA Girls. "With every game, every practice, we build upon our dedication to and respect for each other. Thank you - it's an honour to be recognized as a BMO Team of the Week!"

If they win, the girls have asked that the Montreal Children's Hospital Haematology Department receive the $5,000 donation from BMO.

About BMO Team of the Week

From April 2 to July 13, Canadian soccer coaches and parents were invited to nominate their favourite soccer team by logging on to

A panel of judges selected a weekly winner and each BMO Team of the Week received $500, track suits and a gift to a charity of their choice. The final weekly winner was announced July 25.

Canadians can vote for their favourite BMO Team of the Week until August 27.

The 2012 BMO Team of the Week Champion will be announced on September 5.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Krysta Cooke, Toronto
(416) 867-3996

Ronald Monet, Montreal
(514) 877-1873