BMO Bank of Montreal Takes the Lead, Becoming the Title Sponsor of the Vancouver Marathon
December 20, 2005 – BMO Bank of Montreal has gone the extra mile and
made a five-year commitment with the Vancouver International Marathon Society
to be the title sponsor for the Vancouver Marathon, beginning with the 2006
Marathon on Sunday, May 7.
“BMO is proud to become the title sponsor of
Now known as the BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon, VIMS will continue to operate a world class
Since its inception in 1972, the Vancouver Marathon has continually grown in both size and scope. The
event has evolved from a small community event into not only Canada’s
largest marathon, with over 15,000 participants, but into one of Vancouver's
most anticipated outdoor sporting and wellness events with 50,000 spectators
VIMS Chair, Paul Adams, said, “We are extremely pleased with BMO Bank of
“ BMO Bank of
The associated events with the BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon include a Healthy Nutrition and Wellness Expo at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, a Friendship Run and Flag Raising Ceremony, and a Westcoast Salmon BBQ and Pasta Party for
The Vancouver International Marathon Society, a non-profit organization, is a member of the Association of International Marathons and Road Races and has been in existence for 35 years.
Financial Group, Canada’s first bank, is a highly diversified financial services
organization that includes BMO Bank of Montreal, BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of
Canada's largest full-service investment firms, and Chicago-based Harris,
a major U.S. mid-west financial services provider. BMO Financial Group has 3,000 employees in British Columbia and operates 140 BMO Bank of Montreal branches as well as six BMO Nesbitt Burns branches and three BMO Harris Private Banking offices.
BMO Financial Group contributed $37.9 million in corporate donations, sponsorships and events in 2005, supporting thousands of communities, charities and not-for-profit organizations in Canada and the USA. Locally, BMO provides major donations to organizations such as the United Way of the Lower Mainland, BC Children’s Hospital, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.
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