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June 04, 2013 09:00 ET

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

- BMO employees will be volunteering across Toronto and the GTA in more than 130 projects

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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 4, 2013) - On Wednesday, June 5, BMO employees in Toronto and across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will be volunteering at charitable organizations and community service agencies, in an effort to give back to local communities.

These events 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.

"On BMO's Volunteer Day, we will go into the communities we serve and lend a hand," said Frank Techar, President and CEO, Personal and Commercial Banking Canada, BMO Bank of Montreal. "BMO's Toronto employees have lined up a number of diverse projects, from working with children and families to preparing meals, gardening and job mentoring. All of our employees who are taking part in today's activities have a great sense of pride in giving back to our community and the non-profit organizations who work so tirelessly to support the people of this city."

Projects in Toronto/GTA include:

Central Neighbourhood House (349 Ontario Street) - Wednesday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Work with toddlers and pre-schoolers attending the daycare facility to plant vegetables in the rooftop garden.

The Stop Community Food Centre (1200 Lansdowne Ave.) - Wednesday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers will get their hands dirty at the Earlscourt Garden by weeding, watering and planting.

First Book Canada (675 Ontario Street) – from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Students will be treated to a reading by remarkable local children's author Frank Viva, and will then be read to in small groups by BMO volunteers.

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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