Dan Elliott

BMO Ultimate Fan Event Coming to Vancouver

· BMO Ultimate Fan contest for Vancouver Giants will provide fans a chance to win a trip for two to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup

* Community celebration to kick off four-year partnership with BMO

* Vancouver one of 41 communities across Canada where local celebrations will take place

January 9, 2012, Vancouver– To celebrate BMO’s new four-year partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, BMO and the Vancouver Giants will hold a kick-off event on January 11.

The event is centred around the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan contest, which will give participants the chance to meet Vancouver Giants players and compete for a chance to win a trip to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

The first 100 people to register on-site at the BMO branch on January 11 will be the contestants for the Ultimate Fan contest.

Who: Vancouver Giants players: Brendan Gallagher (Team Canada Member), James Henry, Neil Manning and Wes Van Nieuwenhuizen

Media MC: Brook Ward, CKNW radio host

BMO District Vice President: Jennifer Muench

BMO Branch Manager Amy Chow

What: BMO Ultimate CHL Fan community celebration and contest

· Dress up in your best Vancouver Giants colours, jerseys or costumes – whatever it takes to look like a BMO Ultimate Fan! The first 100 people to register on-site will be entered in the contest.

· Three semifinalists will be chosen by a panel of judges, including MC Brook Ward, James Henry and Jennifer Muench

· The semifinalists will be put to the test with trivia questions provided by the Vancouver Giants.

· The winner will receive a special team jersey and an entry into a draw with other “BMO Ultimate CHL Fan” winners within the WHL to win a trip for two to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: BMO Bank of Montreal

Yaletown, 1004 Hamilton St.