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October 06, 2010 10:50 ET

BMO Sponsors Toronto and Ottawa Performances of Dream of the Red Chamber

Performances Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Canada and China

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2010) - BMO Bank of Montreal today announced that it will be the Presenting Sponsor of "Dream of the Red Chamber," a dance performance based on one of the great works in the canon of Chinese classical literature. "Dream of the Red Chamber" will be performed by the Beijing Friendship Dance Company and hosted by the Canada-China Cultural Development Association. 

The gala performances will take place in Ottawa on October 9 and in Toronto on October 12, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and the People's Republic of China.

"BMO is proud to help bring these remarkable Chinese artists to Canada, to celebrate the close ties between our two countries," said Su McVey, Vice-President, Customer Communications & Marketing, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Whether through our own strong presence in China or with our Newcomers to Canada banking program, BMO has offered longstanding, steadfast support for both China and the wider Chinese community in both nations."

"The Dream of the Red Chamber has performed many times on the international and national stages and has won great admiration from audiences around the world," said Rudy Gao, president of Canada China Cultural Development Association. "The dance show elaborates Dream of the Red Chamber in the form of dance, poetry and music. It combines fluid sounds and lights, elegant and beautiful costumes and fine choreography."

As Canada's first bank, BMO has a long and proud history serving the financial needs of multicultural communities across the country. It has been assisting immigrants from mainland China and Hong Kong to gain access to financial services for more than 25 years, and is the only Canadian bank with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong providing advisory services for new immigrants.

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