KITCHENER, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- BMO Chief Economist Doug Porter will be one of two keynote speakers at the fourth annual Tri-Cities Hospital Foundation Fundraiser for hospitals in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. The event will provide an opportunity to hear one of Canada's leading economists provide an economic and financial outlook for Canada and the U.S. There will also be a presentation from renowned speaker, author and recognized thought leader, Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer of the Vanier Institute of Family, who will discuss leveraging generational diversity in the workplace.
"Our Foundation is thrilled that the proceeds from this event will continue to support our upcoming Capital Redevelopment," said Jennifer White, Executive Director of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. "Our $50M Transformation Campaign will help fund the building of 234,000 square feet of new space and the complete renovation of all remaining inpatient units - an additional 146,000 square feet. This expansion will benefit patients throughout the region and will allow us to continue to provide excellent patient care in a brand new facility. We are grateful to BMO for their continued support."
"BMO is proud to host this event for the fourth year in a row. Over the past three years, we've raised $165,000 for Waterloo Region hospitals, and we expect similar success this year," said Susan Brown, Senior Vice President for BMO Bank of Montreal, Ontario Regional Division. "Our company and employees are committed to improving the communities in which we live and work, and this fundraiser allows us to make a significant contribution to healthcare in the area."
-- Keynote speaker: Doug Porter, Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets-- Keynote speaker: Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer, The Vanier Institute of Family-- Susan Brown, Senior Vice President, Ontario Regional Division, BMO Bank of Montreal-- Janet Peddigrew, District Vice-President for Mid-Western Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal-- John Weir, McCarter Grespan Beynon Wier LLPWhat: An Evening with Doug Porter & Nora Spinks 5:00 p.m. - Wine and Beer Tasting & Hors d'oeuvres 6:30 p.m. - Keynote SpeakersWhen: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5 - 8 p.m.Where: Marshall Hall, Bingemans 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
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Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $542 billion as at January 31, 2013, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.
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