BMO Financial Group Donates Major Rodney Graham Art Installation to Vancouver Art Gallery

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VANCOUVER.- To mark the occasion of its Annual Meeting of shareholders in Vancouver, BMO Financial Group donated a major piece of art by internationally renowned Vancouver-based artist Rodney Graham to the Vancouver Art Gallery. “Supporting arts and culture is one of the ways we at BMO are trying to build strong healthy and civil communities and a more prosperous and resilient society,” said Bill Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Rodney Graham has achieved great success at home and abroad. This gift is made in recognition of the people of British Columbia , whom we have been privileged to serve for nearly 125 years. “Each year, the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creative excellence of art students at post-secondary institutions across Canada ,” added Mr. Downe. “One day, we may help discover