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Florida Monster Reunion – February 12, 2020

January 23, 2020

The Florida Monster Reunion event will take place on February 12th, 2020 starting at 5.00 p.m. at:

Millers Ale House
1200 Yamato Road
Boca Raton Fl.33431
Tel 561-988-9142

If colleagues want to participate they just have to advise Gilles or Andréa the organisers who are responsible of the reservations as well.
Tel.561-455-2010 or cell.561-344-9210 

BMO colleagues, their friends and family are welcomed. 

Thanks to Danielle Lamarche for the information.


Postponed Christmas Lunch BOMPA Vancouver Island – January 18, 2020

January 23, 2020

Vancouver Island BMO Pensioners 'Christmas' lunch (which had been postponed due to a restaurant fire!) was held on Saturday, January 18th at the Westshore Fieldhouse in Victoria!

In spite of a week of a tremendous amount of snow for Victoria and the Island, 58 people attended in balmy weather with only a trace of the snow left! A nice spread of turkey, stuffing,
gravy, veggies and salads, followed up by a fabulous passion fruit cake (pictured) was served up to everyone's enjoyment!

Lunch was followed by numerous door prizes and almost everyone went home with something!

Thank you to the organizers who had to scramble to find a venue after the unfortunate fire at the 4 Mile Pub, our usual place for our lunch. We will see everyone on June 6th for our next BMO Pensioners summer get-together!

To see the pictures, Click Here.

Thanks to Joan Firkins for sharing.


Bankers Lunch in Brantford - January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

These are the pictures from the January 16, 2020 lunch at the Best Western Hotel (Myra's Grill).

We had a good lunch today with 20 eaters in attendance.  Participation was down somewhat due to some guys playing snowbird someplace in the south and some had other things on the ToDo list.  Weather was a lot better this time with clear skys and no snow except for a small streamer that hit us at Ingersoll on the way home.

To see all the pictures Click Here.

Thanks to Chuck Joynt for sharing.

Membership Milestone Reached !!

January 11, 2020

We have reached a new landmark, with the registration of Murray Dowey, at  # 3300





2019 Annual Quebec Pensioners' Luncheon - Montreal

January 11, 2020

Here are the pictures for the 2019 Quebec pensioners' luncheon.

To see all 120 Photos from this luncheon, CLICK HERE

Thanks Daniel Jarry for sharing.






BMOFGPECOC Invitation to the January 2020 Quarterly Meeing

January 10, 2020

On behalf of the executive I would like to wish all of you a very healthy and safe New Year. 

Before I forget I would also like to apologise to all those members who attended the wonderful 2nd Annual Luncheon, last month, for omitting the start time of the event from all my reminders.

So onto 2020.

Our first Quarterly Meeting, in 2020, will be at the IFL, on Thursday, January 23rd.  Our special speaker will be Constable Wood from the York Regional Police. Constable Wood will be discussing the most common frauds/scams that are out there as well as some general home/personal safety and giving tips to stay safe. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting.   CLICK HERE for the agenda for the meeting. 

Thanks Gabby Winterstein for the information.


Brantford Ontario Yearly Luncheon

January 8, 2020

We met for lunch and conversation on December 6, 2019

Thanks Leslie Hartt for sharing.

Sometime in 1979 or 1980 at Market Square Branch in London

January 7, 2020

Just came across this picture - Market Square Branch in London, some time in 1979 or 1980. For a bigger sized picture go to Photo Gallery - 2020

Names - I can’t remember them all but hopefully others can fill in the gaps or correct my mistakes. Apologies to those I don’t remember. I should have written down the names at the time. 

Front row:Terry Miko, ?, Mary Clayton, ?, I think her name was Joan ?,
Next row: Laura Bain, Rod Chapman, Bud Pretli, Don Kyle, Art Thompson, Fred Mensink, Jim Mundy
Next row: ?, ?, ?, ?, Jean Gerry (Sisco), Fern Bason, Laurie (don’t remember the last name), Lou Ditty, ?,
Next Row: Nancy Alvaro, ?, ?, ? (Lady looking to the side), ? Maureen (don’t remember the last name, but she was English), Mary Brady, ?
Back row: Me, Ed Brown, ?, Stu Ridley, Louise - don’t remember last name, Natalie Erskine, ?, Nancy Patterson, ?,  Wayne Thar  

Thanks Alan Coulson for sharing.

BOMPA - Vancouver Island - Retired bankers keep on truckin’!

December 30, 2019

A breakfast tradition that started roughly 20 years ago is continuing well into these bankers retirement years! The group originally met weekly on Friday mornings and now continues the tradition monthly! This picture was from the recent Christmas breakfast in Victoria and from the looks on everyone’s faces, they are all enjoying one another’s company! Only one non-retired banker in the bunch – Mike Cridge, Senior Private Banker and Director BMO Harris Bank – he must be being groomed for his eventual retirement!

Pictured L-R:  Dave Fraser, Bob White, Larry McMahon, Mike Cridge, Norm Pfeiffer, Denis Courchene, Guy Whitman (Crease & Co.), Eric Donald, John Clarke, Dave Green (Nesbitt)

Thanks to Joan Firkins for sharing.




BOMPA BC Lower Mainland – An Afternoon at the Races

December 22, 2019

Last year’s Day at the Races was a lot of fun, the buffet was good, a race was named after us and the horses were so glad to trot around the track, albeit too slowly in some cases.  We have a section for our group booked, but need to fill it up to keep it and our deposit.  So, if you are interested, mark your calendar for a fun filled day at the races (friends, relatives, etc. are welcome).  We are working on a means to provide BOMPA members a modest discount but you don’t need to be a member to attend.  Contact Elsie ( or 604-278-9278) or Earl ( or 604-574-1621) by January 2nd to register and be eligible for the member’s discount.

  • Where: Elements Casino Surrey – 17755 60th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.  Enter by main doors and proceed up stairs or elevator to the HOMESTRETCH.
  • When: Sunday, January 26th, 2020
  • Cost: $19.95/person + tax (plus refreshments, programs and perhaps some bets)
  • Time: Doors Open at 12:00pm; Buffet Open 12:00 noon to 2:00pm; First Race at 12:45pm

Thanks Ron Gillies for the information.

BC Lower Mainland Christmas Lunch

December 22, 2019

On Friday, December 6th roughly 300 pensioners gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver for their annual Christmas lunch. Everyone used the opportunity to catch up with friends and former colleagues. Thanks to BMO for once again giving us this opportunity to stay connected with each other. President Cheryl Fiddis spoke on behalf of BOMPA and James Kitamura (Regional President Personal Banking) and Paul Seipp (Regional President Business Banking) gave us an update on happenings at the bank. Till next year……...

To see all the pictures, please CLICK HERE.

Thanks to Ron Gillies for sharing.



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January 27, 2020
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Claudette Bourassa of St Félix de Valois, QC
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Ron Brittain of St. Albert, AB
John Palmer of Palgrave, ON

December 2, 2019
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Karen Mccreight of Calgary, AB
Lucie Vaillancourt of Sherbrooke, QC
Diane Kucic of Roxboro, QC
June Guerreiro of Mississauga, ON 

November 25, 2019
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Stuart Gillespie of Bracebridge, ON 
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