BMO’s Gift to the Skate Canada Athlete Fund Tops $1.5 Million

VICTORIA, January 26, 2011 – Diana Reid (right) Vice-President, National Managing Director & Head, Private Wealth Group, BMO Harris Private Banking presented a cheque on behalf of BMO Financial Group for $100,000 to the Skate Canada Athlete Fund at the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Victoria this past weekend. Over the last 15 years, BMO has donated a total of $1.5 million to provide young competitive skaters with financial support for training, education and travel. On hand for the presentation were William Thompson, CEO of Skate Canada (left) with Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier, newly crowned Canadian ice dance champions.

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