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BMO Team of the Week

June 05, 2013 09:00 ET

Harbour City FC U8 Boys Team France Named BMO Team of the Week

- Boys team from British Columbia now in the running to be crowned 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion, a title that comes with $125,000 towards a field refurbishment

- BMO Team of the Week recognition includes a $500 team prize and a $500 donation to the team's charity of choice

NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 5, 2013) -

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BMO today announced that the Harbour City FC U8 Boys Team France from Nanaimo, British Columbia, have been named BMO Team of the Week. The title comes with a $500 team prize, a $500 donation to a charity of the team's choice, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits for the team and coaching staff and a community celebration in the team's honour at a local BMO branch.

Recognized for their work on and off the field, this extraordinary group of boys are the eighth team to be named BMO Team of the Week in 2013. A total of 15 weekly winners across Canada will be named over the course of the summer as part of BMO's national grassroots soccer program.

"These boys are as committed to fostering team spirit as they are to learning the game," said Jazz Sohal, Head Coach of Harbour City FC Team France. "The energy, passion, and understanding for one another and the way they play the game, is simply brilliant. This team has also learned what it means to give back to the community, recently going door-to-door to raise money for Kids Help Phone. I could not be more proud of these young superstars and I'm so happy to call them the BMO Team of the Week!"

BMO Team of the Week recognizes youth soccer teams (age 7-12) across Canada that demonstrate team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen teams will be selected as BMO Team of the Week. Each of the weekly winners will then vie for the title of 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion. The Champion will be determined by the Canadian public through online daily voting at BMOsoccer.com from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the award.

"The Harbour City FC U8 Boys Team France have shown dedication and passion which extends beyond the field, to the community at large," said Joanne Gassman, Senior Vice President, British Columbia and Yukon Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "The boys' tenacity and good spirit is reflected in their contributions to a stronger community off the field and I am proud to recognize them as BMO Team of the Week. I commend the team and coaching staff for this incredible recognition and wish them luck as they rally their community and vie to be the 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion."

Harbour City FC - U8 Boys Team France full team profile can be viewed at www.BMOsoccer.com.

About BMO and Soccer

BMO supports soccer across Canada from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities all the way up to the professional level. Our deep commitment to 'The Beautiful Game' is evident from the beginning of the curve with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 1,000 youth teams nationally. The relationship continues with support of Canada's men's and women's national teams, our professional teams (Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).

About BMO Team of the Week

BMO Team of the Week is Canada's premier sport celebration at the grassroots level, engaging a nation and inspiring communities by recognizing youth soccer teams who demonstrate team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen weekly winners will be named BMO Team of the Week starting April 17, and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians as 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion. The grand prize includes a $125,000 refurbishment of their community soccer field and a road trip to a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact, or Canadian National Team home game. Former BMO Team of the Week Champions include Glen Shields Sun Devils 2000 (2011) and Ladner Storm (2012).

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