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Sponsorships

We are involved in a broad range of sponsorships and events. Our support reflects our values, has a positive impact on the diverse communities we serve and, ultimately, helps build our business. Sponsorships are selected based on community impact and social benefit. BMO’s Chief Marketing Officer is the most senior position with responsibility for sponsorships.

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Highlights:

BMO Nations' Cup BMO Vancouver Marathon Calgary Stampede
Kids Help Phone Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO The National Business Book Award
Ontario Plowmen's Association BMO soccer Stratford Festival
Polo for Heart Pride and Remembrance Run Navy Bike Ride
Canada Army Run

Advancing Women in Agriculture

Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Canadian Western Agribition

Farmfair International

BMO Celebrating Women
Banff Marathon

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Alouettes
Toronto Argos

The Santa Claus Parade

GroYourBiz Women Presidents' Organization
BMO International Film Festival of South Asia Ross Petty Productions

 

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BMO Nations' Cup

 

BMO Nations’ Cup and Equestrian Sport
As one of the founding sponsors of Spruce Meadows, BMO Financial Group has a long and proud history of supporting equestrian sport in Canada. Since 1977, BMO has sponsored the BMO Nations’ Cup at Spruce Meadows, attracting the top international show jumping teams to compete in Canada. In addition, BMO proudly sponsors Canadian Equestrian Team member, Ian Millar.

BMO Vancouver Marathon

 

BMO Vancouver Marathon
Since 2007, BMO has been the title sponsor of Vancouver’s only not-for-profit marathon: the BMO Vancouver Marathon. The marathon is one of the oldest health and fitness-related events in Vancouver. It is also considered a destination marathon that welcomes runners from 65+ countries. BMO is proud to be aligned with a community-based event that is well-loved by spectators and participants alike.

Calgary Stampede

 

Calgary Stampede
The BMO and Calgary Stampede partnership began when BMO became the Stampede's official bank in 1912; it includes the BMO Farm Family Awards which honours those working in the agriculture industry, and BMO Kids' Day which brings out more than 25,000 people annually. In 2017, the BMO Amphitheatre - an outdoor performance space for Calgary's youth - officially opened on Stampede Park's Youth Campus. BMO has been a proud partner with the Calgary Stampede for more than 100 years.

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Kids Help Phone

 

Kids Help Phone
BMO is a Founding Partner of Kids Help Phone, a national charity providing Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Kids Help Phone is a beacon for young people in every moment of crisis or need and is always open. Kids Help Phone is continuously evolving the delivery of their 24/7/365 service promise for Canada’s 6.5 million young people.

Walk so Kids Can Talk - Presented by BMO

 

The Walk so Kids Can Talk - Presented by BMO
Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is Canada’s largest day of community action for child and youth emotional health and well-being, celebrating Mental Health Week each year. It is an inspirational, 5km walk where thousands of people across Canada join together to raise money in support of young people. Held on the first Sunday in May, the Walk allows Kids Help Phone to keep its services available to young people across Canada 24/7.

The National Business Book Award

 

National Business Book Award
For over 30 years the National Business Book Award has acknowledged the talent of Canadian business authors. BMO is a proud sponsor of the National Business Book Award, an annual award given to the author of a pre-eminent business-related book published in Canada. The winner, who receives a prize of $30,000, is determined by a panel of prominent individuals from the business and academic sectors.

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Ontario Plowmen's Association

 

International Plowing Match
BMO has been a supporter of the Ontario Plowmen's Association's International Plowing Match and Rural Expo since 2007. Recognizing farm families is an integral part of BMO's commitment to agriculture, and as part of this commitment, BMO introduced the inaugural BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards in 2012. To acknowledge and recognize the contributions of women in agriculture BMO also hosts the Women’s Luncheon at the event, which provides attendees opportunity to network and to hear from industry experts.

BMO soccer

 

BMO and Soccer
Our commitment to soccer extends throughout neighbourhoods and communities across Canada, with over 18,000 youth house league soccer players proudly wearing "BMO" on their jersey.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC
BMO is the premier partner of Toronto FC. The partnership began in the inaugural season in 2007. At home, Toronto FC plays at BMO Field, Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium. In 2018, BMO became the Official & Exclusive Partner of the Toronto FC Academy & BMO Training Ground. The Training Ground is TFC's home, and is where new players are developed. BMO will be at the forefront of player development, growth, and innovation from academy to the first team.

Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact
BMO has been the premier sponsor of the Montreal Impact since 2012, with BMO's logo being proudly displayed on the team's jersey every year. BMO sponsors the Team Up with the Impact program, supporting grassroots youth soccer players. Every game, 22 children (10-13) from different local soccer clubs are given the opportunity to watch the players' warmup from the sideline on the team's bench, and other 20 children (7-9) get to escort players onto the field.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps
BMO Financial Group has been a proud sponsor of Vancouver Whitecaps since 2006.

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Stratford Festival

 

Stratford Festival
BMO Financial Group has been a sponsor of the Stratford Festival since its opening day over half a century ago. The Stratford Festival is a classical repertory theater located in Stratford, Ontario.

Polo for Heart

 

Polo For Heart
BMO is proud to support Polo For Heart, an annual event at The Toronto Polo Club in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Polo For Heart has brought together players from around the world and has raised more than $5.5 million for heart and stroke related charities for over 38 years. This exciting event features two international polo matches each day, a silent auction, half-time entertainment, the traditional champagne divot stomp, and a BMO Kids' Zone with fun activities for kids.

Pride and Remembrance Run

 

Pride and Remembrance Run
BMO is the Platinum Sponsor of the Pride and Remembrance Run, an annual five-kilometre fundraising run/walk for LGBTQ+ charities in the Greater Toronto area. It has become an annual tradition promoting and fostering community spirit, goodwill, volunteerism and sportsmanship in the LGBTQ+ community. To date, the Toronto Pride and Remembrance Run have raised more than $1 million for over a dozen charities.

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Canada Army Run

 

Canada Army Run
As the Official Bank of the Canadian Defence Community, BMO has been a supporter of the Canada Army Run since 2009 and, in 2014, became the presenting sponsor of the event. Canada Army Run provides a chance for troops to extend military camaraderie to Canadians, and an opportunity for Canadians to say thank you to the men and women who serve our country in so many ways. Since 2008, more than $2.6 million was given to Soldier On, a non for profit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and Support Our Troops.

NBA

 

Navy Bike Ride
As the Official Bank of the Canadian Defense Community, BMO is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Navy Bike Ride since its inception in 2016. The Navy Bike Ride is a fun family event open to cyclists of all skill levels and ages. Bike trailers, child seats and trailer cycles are welcome, so even the littlest members of the family can participate. Proceeds go to the Support our Troops foundation and the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund.

Advancing Women in Agriculture

 

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference
BMO recognizes the value of agriculture in our communities; and as such BMO is a proud supporter of Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC) since 2016. AWC is an event created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food. The conference features two events annually: an event in the West and an event in the East.

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Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

 

Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (RMWF) has been a national gathering place for growers, breeders, and exhibitors, for more than 100 years. For over 20 years, BMO has been involved as a sponsor of the RMWF, celebrating our commitent to agriculture. New in 2018, and in partnership with the RMWF, BMO is proud to introduce the BMO Manitoba Farm Family Award, which recognizes outstanding families in the Manitoba farming community.

Canadian Western Agribition logo

 

Canadian Western Agribition
BMO is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the Canadian Western Agribition (CWA), which takes place in Regina, Saskatchewan. 2018 marks our 39th year of partnership with Agribition, which is considered one of the most prominent beef shows in North America and the largest livestock show in Canada. In 2017, BMO introduced the Celebrating Women in Agriculture Award, in collaboration with the CWA.

Farmfair International

 

Farmfair International
BMO is a proud partner of Farmfair International, one of Canada’s most important agricultural shows held in Edmonton, Alberta. A key pillar of this partnership is the BMO Farm Family Awards , which honours local families for their farming business practices, community involvement and overall contribution to the Alberta agriculture sector.

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BMO Celebrating Women

 

BMO Celebrating Women
In support of BMOforWomen, BMO Celebrating Women is a national program that supports the advancement of women in business and philanthropic endeavours. The program has grown from one market to over 14 select markets across Canada and the U.S. Since the program's inception, BMO is proud to have recognized 139 women and coutning for their achievements.

Banff Marathon

 

Banff Marathon
The Banff Marathon is one of the world's greenest marathons, with 99.01% waste diversion. Beside the marathon the event includes: Half Marathon, 10k, and BMO Kids Run. These offer incredible and beautiful running experiences, all inside Canada's first National Park. BMO started sponsoring BMO Kids Run in 2017, where children from 3 to 12 years old compete in different categories for free.

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

 

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
BMO has been a proud Season Partner of the "Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal” (OSM) since 2014. Through this partnership, BMO is the presenting sponsor of the BMO Tuesday Grand Concerts and a partner of the OSM in the Park events each summer, which brings on average more than 50,000 people every summer. BMO and the OSM both have a long history of trust and community, and are proud to have an established partnership associated with excellence.

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Alouettes

 

Alouettes
BMO is an elite partner of the Alouettes since 2003. BMO has been leveraging its partnership throughout Montreal by creating unique merchandise and offering unique experiences to the Alouettes fan base year after year. BMO has also been involved in the Alouettes’ community efforts, by participating in the Alouettes’ annual Blood Drive and other initiatives. On average, 120 people donate blood in this amazing initiative presented by BMO.

Toronto Argos

 

Toronto Argos 
BMO is the partner of the Toronto Argos since the 2016 season. The home of the Toronto Argos is also the BMO Field. BMO Coaches Awards is a program where BMO and the Toronto Argonauts recognize a coach at every game who has made an impact in growing and developing the game of football in their school or community.

The Santa Claus Parade

 

The Santa Claus Parade
BMO is part of a very special group of sponsors that came together to make a long-term commitment to Toronto's annual Santa Claus Parade. To showcase our support, BMO has been proud to feature themed floats since 2017. As part of BMO's sponsorship, one of our local leaders will have a chance to “Walk with the Mayor” in the parade.

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GroYourBiz

 

 GroYourBiz
As part of BMOforWomen, BMO is proud to be a founding partner and sponsor of GroYourBiz™ since 2012. GroYourBiz provides monthly peer-to-peer board meetings consisting of 15 to 20 women that are business analysts, and presenters. They provide, a ‘practical approach’ training guide, and are involved in an alliance of top private sector organizations who work together to foster support of female led small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

Women Presidents' Organization

 

Women Presidents' Organization
Since 2011, BMO has been the Business Banking and Wealth Management sponsor of Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (WPO) in Canada as part of BMOforWomen initiative. WPO is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. The members of the WPO take part in professionally facilitated peer advisory groups in order to bring the “genius out of the group” and accelerate the growth of their businesses.

BMO International Film Festival of South Asia

 

BMO International Film Festival of South Asia presented by BMO
BMO has been the title sponsor of the BMO International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) since 2012, and is proud to celebrate South Asian arts and culture. The festival strives to increase awareness surrounding South Asian cinema, culture , and identities. As the largest South Asian film festival in North America, IFFSA showcases a variety of documentaries, feature films and short films from around the world.

Ross Petty Productions

 

Ross Petty Productions
BMO is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Ross Petty Productions’ annual holiday family musical. Ross Petty Productions’ has been a favorite destination for Ontario families since 1996, and BMO is excited to be a partner!

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