NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/14/13 -- BMO invites members of the media and the community of Nanaimo to the BMO Bank of Montreal Terminal Park branch on Friday, June 14th to celebrate the Harbour City FC "Team France" U8 boys' selection as BMO Team of the Week.
The recognition gives the team a chance to vie for the title of 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion and win $125,000 from BMO to be used for a soccer field refurbishment in Nanaimo.
The 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion will be chosen by Canadians, who will vote between August 5-19 online at BMOsoccer.com to decide which team they feel most exemplified the spirit of the award by exhibiting team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game.
At the celebration on Friday, BMO will present Harbour City FC with BMO Team of the Week tracksuits and a $500 prize, as well as a $500 donation from BMO, on behalf of the team, to Kids Help Phone, the team's chosen charity. The community celebration will also serve as a rallying point for fans, residents, family and friends to create some buzz for "Team France."
What: BMO Team of the Week community celebration and prize distributionWhen: Friday, June 14, 2013 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Where: BMO Bank of Montreal Terminal Park branch: 1533 Estevan Park Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Y3Who: Harbour City FC "Team France" family and friends BMO Branch Manager Jason Simard and branch employees Kid's Help Phone representative, Mary Manhas BMO Team of the Week representative Kent O'Connor Mayor of Nanaimo, John Ruttan Harbour City FC President, Ian Johnson Leonard Krog, Local MLA
About BMO Team of the Week
BMO Team of the Week is Canada's premier grassroots sport celebration, engaging a nation and inspiring communities by recognizing youth soccer teams who demonstrate team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. From April 17 to July 24, fifteen weekly winners will be named BMO Team of the Week, and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians as BMO Team of the Week 2013 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 FC, 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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