A cheque for $25,000 was delivered by Katherine Scarlett, Personal Banking Area Manager, Seaway District Bank of Montreal and Carolyn Booth, District Vice President, Eastern Ontario District Bank of Montreal to representatives from Upper Canada Village last Tuesday, January 31st.
This cheque represented the second installment in a two-year sponsorship by BMO Financial Group of the Moccasin miniature train at Upper Canada Village and the Hallowe’en event Fort Fright at Fort Henry in Kingston.
The sponsorship will supportthe operational costs of the train during both the regular season and the Alight at Night program during the 2012 season.
BMO Financial Group has been a sponsor of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission since 2006.
“Thanks to the support of corporate partners such as BMO, we are able to continue to deliver quality experiences to our many visitors each year,” said Megan Knott, Sales and New Business Development Consultant, St. Lawrence Parks Commission. “The Moccasin train is really popular with families both during our regular season as well as during the Alight at Night program. BMO has been a key partner for the St. Lawrence Parks Commission since 2006, and we appreciate their continued support.”
“BMO Financial Group is pleased to support such a great local attraction as Upper Canada Village,” said Booth. “BMO understands the importance of local community support. The Village is a wonderful family attraction and we are pleased to be a partner on The Moccasin, a wonderful new attraction.”
Having gained world-wide acclaim as one of the finest restoration projects in North America, Upper Canada Village continues to be an important tourism attraction in both Eastern Ontario and the Province as a whole with an estimated annual economic impact of over $40 M.