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July 11, 2011 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Mosey on Down to BMO Kids' Day-Free Admission Before 9 am

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2011) - BMO Bank of Montreal and the Calgary Stampede will host the annual BMO Kids' Day on Wednesday, July 13 with free admission from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. for children under 12 and accompanying adults.

Robert Hayes, Senior Vice President, Prairies Division, BMO Bank of Montreal and other BMO executives in Calgary will join more than 170 BMO employees and the Calgary Stampede caravan committee to flip pancakes for 25,000 people at the annual free pancake breakfast.

This year, the winners of the BMO Kids' Day Junior Reporter contest will share the latest and greatest stories from the day's events. The two 2011 BMO Junior Reporters are:

  • Jorden Raychaudhuri (11 years old) who hails from Springback, Alta. She enjoys swimming and riding, and has a real passion for dance.
  • Austin Smith (12 years old) is the brother of last year's BMO Junior Reporter contest winner, Shantal Smith. Austin has been involved in 4H for three years, but hockey is what he enjoys the most along with riding his horse, Chester.
Key events:
  • Free pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Grandstand Courtyard
  • Free show on the Grandstand stage from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the Rodeo Riders hosts – Dusty Britches, Saddlesore Sam and Happy Bellows
  • Midway opens at 9 a.m., with 30 BMO Kids' Day midway coupons available for $20. Coupons are available from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Other highlights from BMO Kids' Day include:
  • BMO – the Bank of Soccer in Canada – presents a show by Freestyle Soccer to kick off the day at 7:30 a.m.
  • Leading child financial literacy expert Alyson Schafer offers advice and BMO SmartSteps for Parents
  • Giant, life-size board game in the BMO Kids' Zone in Jaycee Park will challenge kids to think about saving
  • Saddle up for a performance of My Little Pony at the Coca Cola stage at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Performance by Splash 'N Boots at the BUCKAROOS Stage and
  • Meet Thomas and Friends in BMO Kids' Zone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, see the Value Days webpage at

The Calgary Stampede is a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. The Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through its world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities. For more about the Stampede, visit

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