SELKIRK, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- Editors note: There is a photo associated with this press release.
BMO Bank of Montreal invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Main Branch in Selkirk on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013.
"I'd like to congratulate BMO on 100 years in our community," said Mayor Larry Johannson. "The City of Selkirk is proud of its rich heritage which is strengthened by the long-standing relationships built by community members and organizations, like BMO, who contribute to the vibrancy of this neighbourhood."
Selkirk is located in the centre of a thriving fishing industry positioned strategically on the Red River. The city has produced steady commercial development, particularly in the natural resource sector where minerals and vast timber are plentiful.
"Selkirk is a strong example of Manitoba's economic diversity, with health care, agriculture, steel and tourism all playing an important role in the local economy," said Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist, BMO Capital Markets.
"BMO proudly opened its Selkirk Main Branch when the city's population was under 3,000," said John MacAulay, Senior Vice President, Prairies Central Canada Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "One hundred years later, BMO continues to serve the financial needs of both the residents in this growing community and its expanding business sector."
BMO Anniversary Celebration Details:
Who: Larry Johannson, Mayor, City of Selkirk John MacAulay, Senior Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal Susan Horvath, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of MontrealWhat: 100th Anniversary Celebration - Main Street & Manitoba Avenue Branch - Complimentary food and beverages - Official ceremony and photo opportunities - GiveawaysWhen: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT - Formal speeches and photo opportunities to commence at noonWhere: BMO Bank of Montreal - 249 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk, MB
Media are invited to the anniversary celebration and interviews can be arranged with BMO spokespeople.
About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $555 billion as at April 30, 2013, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.
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