Calgary – Today on Stampede Park, the 2018 BMO Jr. Reporters were live, reporting the highlights of BMO Kids’ Day and going behind the scenes of the Calgary Stampede to give you the inside scoop on all of the exciting events and activities!
Anjelica Collings, age 9, and Suneeta Dhol, age 12, put their interview skills to the test as the 2018 BMO Jr. Reporters! The pair had the opportunity to interview motocross athletes, youth Pow Wow dancers and rodeo athletes, to name a few. The duo also took on a few interviews of their own with local media.
“The BMO Junior Reporter contest encourages young, aspiring journalists to apply their talents at one of Canada’s most celebrated events,” said Susan Brown, Senior Vice President, Alberta and Northwest Territories Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. “It is a very special part of BMO’s long-standing relationship with the Calgary Stampede and we look forward to following our newest recruits as they help us document this year’s festivities.”
As the winners of the BMO Jr. Reporter contest, Collings and Dhol each received $2,500 towards a BMO Intuition® RESP; $1,500 towards school supplies for their schools, St. Benedicts School and Calgary Girls' School; tickets for them and their families to enjoy Midway rides and the Stampede Evening Show and a new western outfit for their official reporting duties!
Congratulations to this year’s BMO Jr. Reporters, Anjelica Collings and Suneeta Dhol!
For more information on BMO Jr. Reporters, please visit CalgaryStampede.com/BMOJrReporters.
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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