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June 04, 2013 08:00 ET

Second Annual BMO Volunteer Day: BMO Employees in Moncton and Across North America Give Back to the Community

- BMO employees will help spruce up Moncton's Headstart facility

- Approximately 5,600 BMO employees are expected to take part in more than 470 projects across North America

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 4, 2013) - On Thursday, June 6, BMO employees in Moncton will give back to an important service in Moncton by painting the gym, doing spring cleaning in the kitchen and helping with some outdoor gardening at Moncton Headstart.

The event will be part of the second North America-wide BMO Volunteer Day, with 5,600 employees across Canada and the U.S. rolling up their sleeves to give back.

"Volunteering at the Headstart facility is a unique way for BMO employees to support a service in Moncton that provides a key benefit to community members," said Allison Hakomaki, District Vice-President, New Brunswick and PEI, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Supporting the communities in which we live and work is a significant aspect of BMO's volunteer efforts."

What: Moncton Headstart
Who: Allison Hakomaki, District Vice-President, New Brunswick and PEI, BMO Bank of Montreal and BMO volunteers
When: Thursday, June 6, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. AT
Where: 1111 Mountain Road (at Mapleton Road)
Moncton, New Brunswick

About Moncton Headstart

Moncton Headstart is a charitable non-profit early family intervention agency focused on building school readiness skills with children and their parents. Programs and services aim to build healthy relationships, improve self-esteem, develop new skills, enhance existing skills, and encourage self-sufficiency. Headstart families are continuously provided with opportunities and support for growth and change. Moncton Headstart, beginning with a modest child care program, has emerged into a multi-purpose agency committed to building quality in the early years of life. The agency specifically focuses on early education, positive parenting, child and family literacy, food security, housing, and school success.

BMO Volunteer Day

BMO Volunteer Day is a legacy of BMO Harris Bank in the United States, which launched the event in 2001. In recent years, the initiative has expanded to include all of BMO Financial Group. This year, BMO Volunteer Day will take place on June 5th; it will include approximately 5,600 employees participating in more than 470 projects in communities across Canada and the U.S.

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