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Kick, Click and Win: Deadline to Nominate Your Favourite Youth Soccer Team for BMO Team of the Week Only 10 Days Away


- Selection of the BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion open to Canadian public through online voting at from August 1 to August 15
- BMO Team of the Week Grand Prize includes $125,000 for local soccer field refurbishment and a team trip to see Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- BMO Team of the Week Winners to date: Blainville U11 MAA of Blainville, QC; The Rockets of Pitt Meadows, BC; Les Forty Four’s of Prevost et St. Colomban, QC; Central Queens Clippers U12 Girls of Hunter River, PEI; Vaughan Battlecats of Maple, ON; Peterborough City U12 Boys of Peterborough, ON; Dundas Dragons U10 Girls of Dundas, ON; SWU Red Devils FC01 of Calgary, AB ;Gabriola Wolves of Gabriola Island, BC

TORONTO - BMO Financial Group – the Bank of Soccer in Canada – today issued a reminder to parents and team coaches across the country that there are only 10 days left to nominate your favourite team (aged 7-12) for this year’s BMO Team of the Week program.

Fifteen weekly winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize, which includes $125,000 to upgrade their local soccer field, a trip to see the Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a home game, and $5,000 to a charity of their choice. Canadians will be able to vote online for their favourite team, beginning August 1 at

Parents and coaches who want to nominate their favourite team can do so easily by visiting and entering an essay, photos or video that demonstrates why their team deserves to be BMO Team of the Week. A panel of judges selects the 15 weekly winners based on four key pillars: team pride, spirit, involvement in the community and passion for the game.

"As the Bank of Soccer, BMO is committed to making a difference in the communities in which we work and live, and BMO Team of the Week aims to recognize youth in all communities across the country who have demonstrated passion and spirit for soccer,” said Sandy Bourne, Vice-President, Sponsorships, BMO Financial Group. “We have received hundreds of outstanding youth soccer team entries and our current list of finalists is impressive. We are still accepting entries until June 30. All entrants have a chance to be selected as one of the five remaining BMO Team of the Week finalists contending to be crowned 2011 Champion.”

Finalists for BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion are:

Blainville U11 MAA – Blainville, QC
The Rockets – Pitt Meadows, BC
Les Fourty Four’s – Prevost et St. Colomban, QC
Central Queens Clippers U12 Girls – Hunter River, PEI
Vaughan Battlecats – Maple, ON
Peterborough City U12 Boys – Peterborough, ON
Dundas Dragons U10 Girls – Dundas, ON
SWU Red Devils FC01 – Calgary, AB
Gabriola Wolves – Gabriola Island, BC

The BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion will receive a $125,000 field refurbishment, a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game and a $5,000 donation to their chosen charity.

About BMO and Soccer

BMO supports soccer across Canada, from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities, to the professional level. Our deep commitment to “The Beautiful Game” is evident with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 900 youth teams nationally. The relationship continues with support of Canada’s men’s and women’s national teams, professional teams (Toronto FC, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).


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