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BMO Team of the Week

May 31, 2013 09:00 ET

REPEAT-Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Canadian Women's National Soccer Team to Meet Fans at First Canadian Place

BMO Bank of Montreal hosts rally in advance of match against U.S. Women's National Team on June 2nd

- Team captain Christine Sinclair and Head Coach John Herdman on hand to address the crowd along with BMO Team of the Week ambassadors Diana Matheson, Erin McLeod and Rhian Wilkinson

- Chance to win a pair of tickets to the game and an autographed Canada Soccer jersey

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - BMO Financial Group, the Bank of Soccer in Canada and proud sponsor of the Canadian Soccer Association, will host the Canadian Women's National Team at a fan rally in First Canadian Place on Friday, May 31st. Team captain Christine Sinclair will join head coach John Herdman, BMO Team of the Week ambassadors Diana Matheson, Erin McLeod and Rhian Wilkinson, and the entire national team and coaching staff to interact with fans and sign autographs.

The event is being held just days before the highly anticipated "Rematch" against the U.S. Women's National Team, which takes place on June 2nd at BMO Field in Toronto. Fans will also have an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the game and an autographed Canada Soccer jersey.

What: Canadian Women's National Soccer Team fan rally
Who: Canadian Women's National Soccer Team and coaching staff
Luke Wileman, TSN soccer broadcaster and event master of ceremonies
Alexandra Dousmanis-Curtis, Senior Vice-President and Head of BMO Harris Private Banking Canada, BMO Financial Group
Andrew Auerbach, Senior Vice-President, GTA, BMO Bank of Montreal
When: Friday, May 31st
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET
Where: First Canadian Place, Main Lobby
100 King St. W., Toronto

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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