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BMO Team of the Week

September 13, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champions Score New Soccer Field for Vaughan

Glen Shields Sun Devils, BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champions, to celebrate the opening of new field with Vaughan Mayor and Councillors

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2013) - Media are invited to celebrate the official opening of a new artificial turf field in Concord Thornhill Regional Park, on Monday, September 16, 2013. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor, City of Vaughan, along with Alan Shefman, Councillor, Ward 5 and other members of City Council, will join the Glen Shield Sun Devils FC and Anar Samji, Investment Sales Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

This event marks the culmination of two years of diligent work on the part of the U11 girls' team and Vaughan City Council to develop a new athletic field for the community. The Glen Shield Sun Devils used their $125,000 grand prize from winning the 2011 BMO Team of the Week contest for part of the funding.

"Congratulations to the Glen Shield Sun Devils and the City of Vaughan on this excellent facility," said Lily Capriotti, District Vice President, GTA North, BMO Bank of Montreal. "This accomplishment will stand as a lasting reminder of how team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game can turn the dream of a group of girls into a reality."

What: Official opening of new field in Concord Thornhill Regional Park
Who: Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor, City of Vaughan
Alan Shefman, Councillor, Ward 5 and other members of Vaughan City Council
Anar Samji, Investment Sales Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Lily Capriotti, District Vice President, GTA North, BMO Bank of Montreal
Vince Marchese, President, Glen Shields FC, and other Glen Shields FC executives
Glen Shields Sun Devils U11 girls, plus their families and friends
When: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ET
Where: Concord Thornhill Regional Park
299 Racco Parkway, Thornhill (west of Dufferin St., south of Hwy. 407)

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 were named BMO Team of the Week and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians as BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion. Earlier this week Laval's Monteuil Sparta were named the 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 FC, 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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