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-MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY-Ladner Community Celebration Planned for BMO Team of the Week National Champions

- Ladner Storm girls' under ten soccer team wins $125,000 for a field refurbishment

- Selects Whitecaps FC game for team trip

- Makes donation of $5,000 to BC Children's Hospital Foundation

LADNER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2012) - BMO Bank of Montreal employees and the community in Ladner will welcome the Ladner Storm U-10 girls' soccer team, winners of the BMO Team of the Week Championship, to a celebration on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the BMO branch.

The BMO Team of the Week national championship title comes with a $125,000 prize towards a field refurbishment, a $5,000 donation to a charity of the team's choosing, plus the girls can choose a trip to see a Toronto FC, Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps FC or Canadian National Team home game.

The Ladner Storm team chose to come to BC Place for the Whitecaps FC home game against the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, September 23.

"We are very pleased to celebrate this major accomplishment for the Ladner Storm at BMO's Ladner branch," said Jennifer Muench, Vice-President, Vancouver District, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Our employees were excited for their win and inspired by the community support shown by so many citizens and organizations in Delta."

What: Community celebration for the Ladner Storm with special cake and refreshments
Team Cheque Presentations and Speeches
When: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
Where: BMO Branch, 4857 Elliott Street, Unit 120, Delta, BC
Who: Councillor Sylvia Bishop, City of Delta
Ladner Storm U-10 Girls' Team
Robb Semler, Coach, and Shelley Semler, Manager, Ladner Storm
Knut Nordie, Chief Financial Officer, BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Jennifer Muench, Vice-President, Vancouver District, BMO Bank of Montreal
Dave Eleiter, Personal Banking Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal

About BMO Team of the Week

BMO Team of the Week, now in its second year, is Canada's premier sport celebration at the grassroots level, engaging a nation and inspiring communities by recognizing the members of youth soccer teams who demonstrate team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen weekly winners were named BMO Team of the Week and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians as BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion. The grand prize includes a $125,000 refurbishment of the winning team's community soccer field, a road trip to a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact FC, or Canadian National Team home game, plus a $5,000 donation to the team's charity of choice.

For further information:
For more information or to RSVP your attendance,
media can contact:
Laurie Grant, Vancouver