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June 29, 2011 15:15 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: BMO Presents 2011 Pride and Remembrance Run

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2011) - The 2011 Pride and Remembrance Run is here, and presenting sponsor BMO Financial Group will field its own participants under the banner "Team BMO."

Coinciding with Toronto's Pride Week, the 5-kilometre race, now in its 16th year, is an annual tradition that fosters community spirit, goodwill, volunteerism and sportsmanship in the LGBT community.

Spearheaded by BMO's LGBT affinity group, BMO Pride, the run will kick off with a stretching and yoga session with Team BMO at the BMO branch on Church and Alexander. The race begins and ends at the intersection of Church and Wellesley.

Funds raised this year will go to the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), the Triangle Program - Canada's only high school program for LGBT youth - and the Pride and Remembrance Foundation.

Who:Navinder Matharu, BMO branch manager, Church and Alexander branch
Bernardine Perriera, BMO Nesbitt Burns), Co-President of Pride and Remembrance Association
City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
What:2011 Pride and Remembrance Run presented by BMO Financial Group
When:Saturday, July 2, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Warm-up with Team BMO and Enza Anderson at 9:00
Race begins at 10 a.m.
Awards Ceremony at 11 a.m.
Where:BMO Bank of Montreal
Church and Alexander branch
492 Church St
Toronto, ON

About Pride and Remembrance Run

In 1996, three gay triathletes founded The Pride and Remembrance Run, an annual 5-kilometre fundraising run/walk coinciding with Toronto's Pride Week. It was dedicated to partnering the themes of PRIDE and REMEMBRANCE with community celebration and personal achievement.

The Pride and Remembrance Run has become an annual tradition promoting and fostering community spirit, goodwill, volunteerism and sportsmanship in the LGBT community. For more information visit www.priderun.org.

About BMO and Diversity

From the development of the first Registered Disability Savings Plan to sponsorship of the Pride Remembrance Run, BMO is committed to promoting accessibility, inclusivity and equality. This commitment extends to initiatives outside the workplace into all communities where BMO operates.

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