CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/13 -- BMO Bank of Montreal invites families to "come on down" to Stampede for the annual BMO Kids' Day celebration on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
"BMO Kids' Day always has such an enthusiastic following among families, and the entertainment and activities this year again promise to be exceptional," said Robert Hayes, Senior Vice-President, Alberta & NWT, BMO Bank of Montreal.
The free pancake breakfast and show all happen at the Grandstand in Stampede Park. Admission is free for kids 12 and under, and for accompanying adults, from 6:00 am till 9:00 a.m. The free morning show in the Grandstand kicks off at 7:50 a.m.
Highlights of the BMO Kids' Day Morning Show include:
-- The national anthem sung by the Calgary Girls' Choir with a parachute jump by the Canadian Forces SkyHawks Team-- Performances from the Rodeo Riders, Tin Lizzy and the Kidmo Character Dance Party-- BMO the Bear and Harry the Horse will be tossing prizes to some lucky kids!-- The famous SUPERDOGS will perform for the first time-- The ever popular Mini-chucks will race around the infield
BMO Junior Reporters, Jade Nelson, aged 13 from High River, and Mitch Thorogood, aged 9 from Calgary will be introduced on stage. These two young aspiring journalists will interview Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, some rodeo riders, entertainers and Stampede visitors and report live from BMO Kids' Day.
Jade and Mitch were the 2013 winners among a record number of entries in the BMO Junior Reporter contest. They will receive a $2,500 BMO Intuition® RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan), Evening Show tickets, western outfits, midway-ride coupons and the opportunity to provide their schools, Oilfields High School and West Springs Elementary, respectively, with $1500 cash for school supplies.
Kids are also invited to visit the BMO's Kid Zone, located next to the Agriculture Building, and try out the new Memory Game, with a chance to win cool prizes.
About the Calgary Stampede
As we enter our second century, the Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We're Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
About BMO and the Calgary Stampede
BMO Bank of Montreal's ties to the Calgary Stampede are long and remarkable. The relationship between BMO and the Calgary Stampede is the oldest business relationship in Western Canada, dating back to 1884. BMO has been the banker to the Calgary Exhibition since 1899 when lands were christened at Victoria Park. The Agricultural Society had purchased 94 acres of land from the Dominion of Canada and built a race track, cattle sheds and an exhibition building. BMO continued as the banker in 1912 when the first rodeo took place and it became the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
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