Reporting Live from Stampede Park, the 2017 BMO Jr. Reporters!

Calgary – Introducing the 2017 BMO Jr. Reporters, Grace Fahlman, age 10 and Matthew Barnett, age 13, who are coming at you live today from Stampede Park, with updates on all of the exciting events and activities happening during The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

These two Jr. Reporters are the selected winners of the 2017 BMO Jr. Reporter contest and will take to Stampede Park with a mission to bring you the highlights of the day. The pair will put their news skills to the test, interviewing cowboys, Stampede Royalty, entertainers and guests along the midway, showcasing the Calgary Stampede experience. The Jr. Reporters will also get to take on a few interviews of their own with local media.

“As we commemorate our 200th year of operations and grow our long-standing partnership of the Calgary Stampede, we’re thrilled to bring families together to participate in this authentic Canadian celebration, and to encourage young, aspiring journalists to apply their talents through the BMO Jr. Reporter Contest,” said Susan Brown, Senior Vice President, Alberta and Northwest Territories Division, BMO Bank of Montreal.

As the winners of the BMO Jr. Reporter contest, Fahlman and Barnett will each receive $2,500 towards a BMO Intuition® RESP; $1,500 towards school supplies for their schools, Holy Spirit Elementary School and Ecole St Matthew’s School, respectively; four Stampede Park admissions; four Stampede Evening Show tickets; Midway ride passes; Midway food vouchers and a Western outfit to look their reporting best.

Congratulations to this year’s BMO Jr. Reporters, Grace Fahlman and Matthew Barnett!

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About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
About BMO and the Calgary Stampede
BMO Bank of Montreal’s ties to the Calgary Stampede are long and remarkable. The relationship between BMO and the Calgary Stampede is the oldest business relationship in Western Canada, dating back to 1884. BMO has been the banker to the Calgary Exhibition since 1899 when lands were christened at Victoria Park. The Agricultural Society had purchased 94 acres of land from the Dominion of Canada and built a race track, cattle sheds and an exhibition building. BMO continued as the banker in 1912 when the first rodeo took place and it became the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.

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