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Upcoming BC Lower Mainland Quarterly Lunch – March 21st

February 18, 2018

The next BC Lower Mainland luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 21st at the Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Avenue (29th & Arbutus).  New members and recent retirees are encouraged to join us.

For full details of the event and how to RSVP please see the EVENTS PAGE.

Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing.


February 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce the BMO offers for 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 

Visit the Ticket Offers page to get more information and purchase tickets  CLICK HERE

Your Morning Laugh, “Gimme Fives”

February 4, 2018

by Gordon Anderson, Ottawa, Ontario

Gordon Anderson, Ottawa, Ontario has sent in a little vignette which will give you a chuckle and help you start your day. Read it as not only is it funny but it is also a blast from the past which tells us how some things have changed.

To read the story, CLICK HERE.


"If you have any comments regarding “Your Morning Laugh” or perhaps one of your own or even a  story , please contact the BMO Cyber Pensioners News team at We look forward to hearing from you."  


BMO - Bank of Montreal - Curling FUNSPIEL - Saturday March 24th 2018

February 2, 2018

The BMO – Bank of Montreal Funspiel is a fun (less competitive) curling bonspiel open to BMO Financial group employees and their family and friends.

When:       Saturday, March 24, 2018 
Where:      Bayview Country Club
Ticket:      $170 per team ($42.50 per person)

Entry Deadline: Friday February 23rd , 2018

For details of this event, go to Event Announcements page.  CLICK HERE 

Thanks Shelley Dolan for sharing.


First Female Branch Manager, Ladies’ Branch, Montreal 1972

February 2, 2018

In December 2017 we published an article about the first Ladies' Branch that Bank of Montreal opened on fashionable Sherbrooke Street, Montreal which can be found in our 2017 Archives.  The following story has been excerpted from BMO's Concordia Magazine 1972 and is about Yolande Marino the first female Branch Manager of the Ladies' Branch. 

To read the story, please CLICK HERE.

We are sincerely grateful for the continued support of our friends in BMO Corporate Archives for helping us research potential stories from the archives.  The 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.

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


Continuous Improvement .... New approach for obituaries

January 31, 2018

Continuing with changes to the Cyber Pensioner Web Site, there is a new "In Memoriam" section on the home page.

As and when we receive notification that someone has passed away, members will see the name of the person in a new box on the right hand side of the home page.

If you wish to read the full text of the notice, all you have to do now is click on the name which will continue to appear for the next three months.  You can, however, always view them from the "Archives" anytime .

BMO RSA Chinese New Year Event - March 3, 2018

January 30, 2018

Come and Celebrate the Year of the Dog with your fellow colleagues for a fun-filled evening of food (Chinese ten-course banquet), entertainment, lucky draws and dancing.  

When:      Saturday, March 3, 2018 
Where:     Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre in Richmond Hill
Tickets:    $43.00 per person

This celebration is restricted to BMO Financial Group employees & pensioners. For details of this event, go to Event Announcements page.  CLICK HERE 

Thanks Shelley Dolan for sharing. 

Central Ontario Chapter Pensioners Summer Event

January 26, 2018

Lunch and Theatre for "Ladies Foursome"   
When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at noon
Cost:   $58.00 (a group rate for 40 or more). Includes lunch, show and taxes.

The shows at Herongate are excellent, and so is the food.  Mark your calendars, and come and have a great time !

For further details of this event and how to book your seats, go to Event Announcements page.  CLICK HERE 

Thanks Jo-Ann Colantonio for sharing. 

BOMPA Southern Alberta January 2018 Newsletter

January 26, 2018

The latest BOMPA Northern Alberta Newsletter is now available.

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

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January 23, 2018

The 78th Annual Kingston Curling Bonspiel is right around the corner. 

     DATE: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
     PLACE: Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, Kingston, Ontario

This event is the LONGEST STANDING  BMO SOCIAL TRADITION in the 200 Year history of the Bank and is open to all BMO Financial Group employees and pensioned employees, regardless of curling skill or any other perceived barriers for that matter. 

This is an opportunity to step out of your Branch, Department, District, Division, or even Province to meet your BMOFG peers and enjoy amazing camaraderie among BMO Bankers from all walks of the Bank…IT, Commercial Banking, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Private Banking, P&C, NB, Harris…it’s a great mix of people. 

To get further information,   CLICK HERE

BMO Toronto Raptors Ticket Offer

January 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce the following BMO offers for the Toronto Raptors games.  January 26th and 28th are special “Welcome Toronto Nights” events.

        Fri  Jan 26, 7:30 pm -  against Utah Jazz (Welcome Toronto Night)
        Sun  Jan 28, 6:00 pm - against LA Lakers (Welcome Toronto Night)
        Thurs Feb 8, 7:30 pm - against New York Knicks
        Tues  Feb 13, 7:00 pm - against Miami Heat
        Mon  Feb 26, 7:30 pm - against Detroit Pistons

Visit the Ticket Offers page to get more information and purchase tickets  CLICK HERE

Our Florida Winter Home

January 18, 2018

Dennis Mogg, who is BMO Cyber Pensioner's Regional Representative in Florida has written a very interesting story about how he decided to retire and live the good life (lots of sun, beaches and sunsets) in beautiful Florida.

The story in full of interesting ideas should any of you decide to do something similar with your retirement life.  Happy reading.   CLICK HERE

(If you haven't already read, "Passport Please" by Dennis you can find it in our Archives in December, 2017.) 

COC Pensioned Employees Quarterly Meeting

January 17, 2018

The Winter Quarterly meeting of the Central Ontario Chapter of Pensioned Employees was held on January 11th at the IFL. Forty two members attended and socialized.

The featured speaker was Steven Dengler who is a pilot with a passion for aviation. Both he and his father, Bob Dengler, formed their brainchild, the C150 Global Odyssey (C150GO).

To read the full summary of the meeting with pictures,  CLICK HERE

Thanks Mary Zito for the summary of the meeting.

Montreal Pensioners' Luncheon

January 16, 2018

We have many pictures from the October 23, 2017 luncheon. For all the pictures  CLICK HERE.

Thanks to Daniel Jarry for the pictures.

BOMPA Vancouver Island New Year Luncheon

January 15, 2018

BOMPA Vancouver Island held our New Year Luncheon on Saturday, 13 January 2018, at the Four Mile House Restaurant and Brew Pub.     

 We were treated to a delicious roast beef and “yorkie” dinner that was, by all accounts, delicious!

For more photos and information, CLICK HERE.

Thanks to Donna Whitford for sharing the photos and information.

Tens or Twenties

January 9, 2018

Randy Toole recently wrote to us about an incident that occurred when he was serving a customer at a branch in Ontario. He was a Second Officer at the time.

To read his story, please CLICK HERE.

BOMPA Northern Alberta January 2018 Newsletter

January 8, 2018

The latest BOMPA Northern Alberta Newsletter is now available.

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

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February 20, 2018
Joanna Cheng of Etobicoke, ON
Graeme Tindale of London, ON
Sandra Mabon of Goderich, ON

February 19, 2018
Marianna Savoia of Toronto, ON
Vivian Aksenchuk of Edmonton, AB

February 18, 2018
Colleen Lalovich of Windsor, ON
Margaret Wilcox-Worsick of Baltimore ON

February 9, 2018
Mary Fenuta of Vaughan, ON

February 8, 2018
Magdalene Cooper of Guelph, ON

February 7, 2018
Zoe Parker of Barrie, ON

February 1, 2018
Sharon Davidson of Sechelt, BC
Margo Stephens of Victoria, BC

January 31, 2018
Michele Dobbie of Burlington, ON

January 30, 2018
Martha Wedge of Thornbury, ON

January 25, 2018
Norm MacLeod of Pickering, ON

January 22, 2018
Sherri Van Leeuwen of Hanover, ON
Nicolna Oztopaloglu of Scarborough, ON

January 20, 2018
Barry Pollock of Thornhill, ON

January 18, 2018
Debbie Allan of Cornwall, ON 

January 16, 2018
David Fraser of Sydney, BC 

January 15, 2018
Donna A. Muir of Port Sydney, ON

January 12, 2018
Stella Davey of Kitchener, ON
Ilona Talbot of North York, ON
Linda Boisvert of Williams Lake, BC

January 5, 2018
Chris Balazs of Brantford, ON
Daphne Dales of Toronto, ON

January 2, 2018
Hubert Brooks of Boucherville, QB
J David Smith of Edmonton, AB

January 1, 2018
Melvin Butt of Burlington, ON
Stephen Braybrook of Kelowna, BC

December 31, 2017
Lois Wolski of Kingston, ON

December 29, 2017
Pamela Zhou of Vancouver, BC

December 23, 2017
Grace Ferrari of Wasaga Beach, ON

December 22, 2017
Denise Markin of Victoria, BC

December 14, 2017
John Quigley of Brampton, ON
Senécal of Mascouche, QC

December 12, 2017
John McRae of Woodbridge, ON

December 9, 2017
Lily Giaccari of Montreal, QC
Diane Murphy of Perth, ON

Hugh White of Bradford, ON

December 7, 2017
Joan Glynn of Campbellville, ON
Joanne Galusza of Toronto, ON

December 1, 2017
Anita Cowan of Prince George, BC
Hanneke Button of Okanagan Falls, BC
Claire Rosin of Enderby, BC