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Cyber Pensioners Lorraine Burbage & Heinz Hiob South America 68 Day Cruise

April 20, 2018

Our team member Heinz and his wife Lorraine went on a cruise to South America and the Antarctic in January. It was their best trip ever. The highlights included Machu Picchu, the Galapagos, the Antarctic and the Amazon.

For the description and pictures go to the Photo Gallery or CLICK HERE   


South West Ontario BMO Pensioners Lunch

April 20, 2018

The luncheon was held on Wednesday April 18.

For the complete description and a larger picture of the luncheon, CLICK HERE   

Thanks to Chuck Joynt for sharing. Photography by Ken Summers.


Saskatoon Activities on April 17th Snowstorm Day

April 19, 2018

The only thing to do during a Saskatchewan snowstorm on April 17th was to have a game of mini golf. 

Joan, Colleen and Nancy planned this event for BMO retirees.  25 attended 16 played mini golf with a few holes in one and 9 others joined us for lunch.

Another fun time for the retirees. Thanks to our organizers.

Thanks to Gaylene Burfitt for sharing.


The Stanley Cup Ring and Chris Hayes

April 18, 2018

by Joan Mesic, Senior Correspondent

Harry Quart one of our BMO Cyber Pensioners brought to our attention the newspaper article about Chris Hayes, BMO pensioner, and how "46 years later, Stanley Cup ring arrives in the mail at the Chapeau home of Chris Hayes".  This is a heart-warming, good news story which we know you will enjoy.  I also had a conversation with Chris to chat about some of his BMO career.

To read go to the Archives or Click Here

If you have any stories and would like to share them, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at  cyberpensioner@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.


IMPORTANT UPDATE -BMO Family Day Event Cancellation Notice

April 18, 2018

The following communication from BMO RSA was issued today @ 3:12pm 

Due to the recent ice storm and weather conditions that impacted some facilities and park preparations, Canada’s Wonderland has cancelled this Saturday’s BMO Family Day. We regret that this has happened, and want to make sure that you can make the most of the BMO Family Day admission ticket you purchased. 

To read the full communication, go to the Ticket Offers page. CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT UPDATE - BMO's Family Day at Canada's Wonderland 

April 17, 2018

For the first time in 38 years of BMO’s Family Day at Canada’s Wonderland they need to cancel our event due to the devastation the park has been hit with during the recent ice storm. International Showplace has caved in and the park is just not in any position to host BMO or BNS this weekend.

That said, anyone who have purchased tickets will receive an email that their ticket will be valid any day they choose and if they purchased the BBQ they will be provided with a link to be able to use towards another restaurant in the park.


BMO Retirements and Obituaries

April 12, 2018

The latest retirement and obituaries are now available. See the BMO Publications item on the right. 


To bee or not to bee.  An experiment ...... but is there a sting in this tale?

April 12. 2018

By Dave Harmer, Editor

The last couple of years the decline of the bee population started us thinking about how we could encourage more of these pollinators, and especially Mason bees, into our kitchen garden. Our local mill has all sorts of hives and equipment, but the thought of stumbling around in a bee hazmat suit brandishing a smoker - besides worrying the neighbours - was just not "on"!

This year Mason bees have become the "in thing".  People have been observed leaving garden centres clutching Mason bee houses full of removable nesting tubes. But hold on. It may not be as simple as just putting the houses up. To find out more CLICK HERE.

"If you have any comments regarding this article or perhaps one of your own, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at cyberpensioner@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you."


Calgary South BMO Pensioners Lunch

April 9, 2018

Calgary South pensioners had a luncheon at Deerfoot Inn and Casino on Thursday April 5th.

For more pictures of the luncheon, CLICK HERE   

Thanks to Fred Lamoureux for sharing.


2018 TORONTO BLUE JAYS – TICKET OFFERS

April 6, 2018

We have an updated list for the BMO offers of the 2018 Toronto Blue Jays home games.  There are a limited Number of tickets available through this offer, so it is on a first come basis. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT QUICKLY.

To visit the Ticket Offers web page to purchase the tickets  CLICK HERE


BMO and Curling

April 4, 2018

by Joan Mesic, Senior Correspondent

The genesis of sports can be traced to prehistoric cave paintings depicting pictures of sprinting, wrestling, swimming, archery and more.  Although, curling is not in the top list of the oldest sports in the world, its origins date back approximately 400 years. In the 1800’s the ice game played with stones was developed in Scotland and became a national sport.

Curling is a popular sport of many people including those in the Bank of Montreal going back to 1817 and beyond. Some of BMO shareholders, including Thomas Turner, the first Vice-President of Bank of Montreal, were affiliated with the Royal Montreal Curling Club, the oldest curling club in North America, located in Montreal, founded in 1807.  The club was founded ten years before Bank of Montreal began operations. 

To read more about the history of this sport, please CLICK HERE

If you have any stories about curling and would like to share them, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at cyberpensioner@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.

“Material and images are the property of BMO Financial Group's Corporate Archives. No part of the material or photographs may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the Corporate Archives.”


BC Lower Mainland Quarterly Pensioners Lunch - March 21

April 4, 2018

On March 21st thirty six BC Lower Mainland pensioners met at the Arbutus Club for a wonderful lunch and friendly conversation.

Earl and Elsie also shared the results of a recent survey that was sent to the membership relating to the location of our quarterly lunches. Plans are underway to arrange for an additional lunch in the Burnaby/Surrey area. Watch for details coming soon.

The lunch was followed by a presentation from Nurse Next Door, a company offering home care services to assist seniors in staying in their homes. 

For more pictures of the luncheon, CLICK HERE   Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing.


RSA Toronto Slow Pitch Signup

March 29, 2018

The Toronto Mixed Slo Pitch season begins in late May, 2018. Slo Pitch is similar to baseball, except that your own team pitches the ball to you.

See Ticket Offers for details on how to join.   

 


 

BMO Wonderland Ticket Offer

March 26, 2018

Saturday April 21, 2018 is BMO Family Day. First 3500 receive a ballot for amazing prizes. Early bird pricing available until March 29 and at a higher price till April 21.

See Ticket Offers for details on how to purchase tickets.   

 


 

Stratford Ontario Luncheon March 19

March 20, 2018

Our monthly lunch was held at the Best Western Hotel in Stratford (Arden Park Hotel) on Monday, March 19th with 26 in attendance..

For all the pictures and description go to the Photo Gallery or CLICK HERE.

 

 

Thanks to Chuck Joynt and Ken Summers for the pictures and description.

 


 

BMO Toronto FC Ticket Offers

March 20, 2018

 

We are pleased to announce an offer of up to 25% off the following Toronto FC matches.

        Fri  Mar 30, 8:00 pm - vs. Real Salt Lake
        Tue Apr 3 8:00 pm - vs. Club America
        Sat Apr 28, 3:00 pm - vs. Chicago Fire
       

See Ticket Offers for details on how to purchase tickets.   

 

 

 


 

Cyber Pensioners Andre & Karen Belanger and Wilkie & Chris Lau January 2018 Norway Trip Pics

March 19, 2018

 

There seem to be many sunrise and sunset pics, but north of the Arctic Circle the sun didn’t get above the horizon during the day. Hence no real sunrise or sunset but many hours of twilight. The colours were spectacular and otherworldly.

 

The photos of the Aurora Borealis are not mine but that of our fearless expedition leader Dr John Mason. I don't possess the proper equipment for the task. They are not all from the same night, but I put them all together in a block. 
 
Karen
 

For all the pictures go to the Photo Gallery or CLICK HERE.

Thanks to Karen Belanger for the pictures.

 


 

Kathy Legere Retirement Announcement

March 14, 2018

 

Kathy Legere has decided to retire from Bank of Montreal after almost 32 years of service having spent the last 10 years with the Automotive Finance team. Kathy's retirement will be effective on April 1st, 2018.
 

 

We will be celebrating with Kathy at

Finbar's Pub

635 Portland Hills

Dartmouth, N.S.

Wednesday March 28th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Please drop by and have a drink with Kathy and wish her well.

If you would like to contribute towards a gift for Kathy you can email karen.trueman@bmo.com


 

A Look Back at BMO’s Skate Sponsorships

March 13, 2018

 

This article is a follow-up to the “Ski and Bank at the Same Time” story published February 22, 2018.

The PyeongChang Olympics held from February 9 to 25th are over and our Canadian Olympic athletes are back home bringing with them a total of 29 medals. Of this number 2 are Gold and 2 are Bronze which were won in Figure Skating the highest total medals in this category of all the competing countries.

Some of our members may remember that BMO has had some history in skating sponsorships. To find out more about this topic, we did some checking with our friends in BMO Corporate Archives and discovered some interesting BMO history in this area.

To read more, please Click Here

If you have memories of the BMO’s involvement in these sponsorships and would like to share them, please drop us a line at BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at  cyberpensioner@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.

Material and images are the property of BMO Financial Group's Corporate Archives. No part of the material or photographs may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the Corporate Archives.


 

Letter to the Editor –
“First Female Branch Manager Ladies’ Branch, Montreal 1972"

March 7, 2018

Patricia McCrimmon Purcell, wrote to us recently and we are pleased to share her letter with you regarding our article, “First Female Branch Manager Ladies’ Branch, Montreal 1972”.

I always love reading about how BMO finally bit the bullet and realized women were capable leaders.

It might be interesting to remind your members how BMO took a leap of faith in 1967 and hired 40 university graduates to enter a 5 year management training programme, Special Development Programme (SDP for short) to become a Branch Manager. During this period, Doug Gibson, Personnel Manager, Ontario Division was the recruiter of this new programme and supported the advancement of women in management.

Through his persistence and influence he managed to hire two women out of the 40.  Albeit this was a small start in breaking the glass ceiling, it was a big step forward which produced two successful women in leadership roles. That first programme produced several executives, one of whom was Tony Comper who rose to become CEO.

One of the two women hired was myself, who enjoyed a long career of over 27 years.

Patricia McCrimmon Purcell

To read the article please Click Here.

If you have any comments regarding this letter, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at cyberpensioner@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.


 

BOMPA BC Lower Mainland February 2018 Newsletter

March 7, 2018

The latest BOMPA BC Lower Mainland Newsletter is now available.

Go to the Association Newsletters webpage to read the latest issue. 

Association Newsletters


 

Letter to the Editor –
“Ski and Bank at the Same Time”

March 3, 2018

Pat Fleming wrote to us recently and we pleased to share her letter with you:

I was working at Main Office, Ottawa when Nancy Greene came to visit the branch. She went around and met as many of the staff as possible and we were allowed to dress far more casual than usual ....our apres ski attire! 

Now, 40+ years later, I have a son who is an Olympic ski cross coach for Australia....Nancy must have made a good impression

To read the article please CLICK HERE.

 

If you have any comments regarding this letter, please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at cyberpensioner@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.


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 New Members

April 19, 2018
Gordon Fowler of Port Severn, ON
Barbara Fulford of Cornwall, ON

April 18, 2018
Joan Higgins of Corner Brook, NL

April 17, 2018
Wes Taylor of Red Deer, AB
Denise Maycock of Spruce Grove, AB

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Kathy Legere of Dartmouth, NS
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