BMO Lyrics : "The Last Hurrah" Edition

The annual showcase by our talented BMO bankers from across the Lower Mainland will light up the stage at the River Rock Show Theatre on May 24 for our last Hurrah! Check our the Program NOW!!

Teams will be competing to raise the most funds, perform and sing their hearts out. Get ready to be awed by what these bankers can do! 

 

Have questions about BMO Lyrics 2019? Check out our FAQ below:

 

  1. What is "The Last Hurrah"?

  2. What time does Lyrics start? End?

  3. How many teams will perform at Lyrics?

  4. How do I register to perform at Lyrics?

  5. How and when will we know when our music choices are approved?

  6. Can we do a medley of songs for our performance?

  7. Do we need to be singing live on stage?

  8. Can we submit any audio or video files?

  9. What is the minimum/maximum number of performers per team?

  10. Can friends and family be part of my performance at Lyrics?

  11. Who will be judging the Lyrics performance?

  12. Will there be prizes for best performance / costumes?

  13. What time will the silent auction start/end?

  14. How will I be able to pay for silent auction items?

  15. How do I purchase tickets to Lyrics?

  16. If I'm volunteering/performing do I still need to purchase a ticket? 

  17. Do I get a tax receipt for my event ticket?

  18. Can I expense my ticket?

  19. Can I invite family and friends to the Lyrics event?

  20. What does my ticket to Lyrics include?

  21. Will there be a cash bar?

  22. Is the River Rock Casino Hotel offering a special BMO room rate?

  23. Is there parking available at River Rock?

  24. Is the River Rock Theatre wheelchair accessible?

  25. Is there food served at this event?

 

What is "The Last Hurrarh"?

Teams will have the opportunity to perform from any of the themes from the last 4 years - 80s, Movies, Music Legends, Toons with Tunes Cartoons.​

What time does Lyrics start?  End?

Doors open at 6 pm. First performance starts at 7:30 pm sharp!!

 

How many teams will perform at Lyrics?

We expect to have approximately 8-12 performances, depending on song length. 

 

How do I register for Lyrics?

Email your team registration and song selection to Jas Kooner, jasprit.kooner@bmo.com, with a copy to your Market Champion.  Don’t forget that you must register your team by Thursday April 4, 2019. Please indicate on your registration email how many microphones are required.​

How and when will we know when our music choices are approved?

All music/song selections are to be emailed to Jas Kooner, jasprit.kooner@bmo.com, by Thursday April 4 and you will be notified by email on your song approvals. Please do not purchase any costumes or props until your song choices have been approved.

 

Can we do a medley of songs for our performance? 

Yes, you will be able to do a medley of max 3 songs. Please have your request in early to secure your song choices.  We will not be allowing duplicate songs.  Song choices are on a first come first serve basis. Total performance should be limited to 5 minutes.

 

Do we need to be singing live on stage?

Yes, we will require 70% of your team members to be singing on stage.

 

Can we submit any audio or video files?

All performances must be live. No audio files with vocals nor video files will be accepted.

What is the minimum/maximum number of performers per team?

Minimum number of 5 performers and a maximum of 15.

Can friends and family be part of my performance at Lyrics?

Performance teams are limited to BMO employees - so your friends and family will need to lead your cheering section. We encourage custom made signs and cheering sections!

Who will be judging the Lyrics performances?   

YOU! Live audience polling will determine the winners. 

 

Will there be prizes for best performance / costumes?

You bet!

 

What time will the silent auction start/end?

Silent auction will start at 6:00pm and close after the intermission (approx. 8:30pm).

 

How will I be able to pay for silent auction items?

Winners of auction items will be able to pay onsite via cash, debit or credit card. You will receive a text at auction close and will need to pay/collect your items at the end of the event. 

 

How do I purchase tickets to Lyrics?

Lyrics tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, March 27. Seats will be assigned on a first come first serve basis, so buy early to get premium seating!!

 

If I'm volunteering or performing do I still need to buy a ticket? 

You sure do. All performers, volunteers and guests will need to have a valid ticket for the event - all proceeds go to charity and count towards your fundraising targets. 

 

Do I get a tax receipt for my event ticket?

Canadian Tax law prevents us from issuing a tax receipt in exchange for goods or consideration.

Can I expense my ticket?

No. Your ticket purchase is a personal expense. 

 

Can I invite family and friends to the Lyrics event?

Yes! It is definitely encouraged. Friends and family tickets are $35/person.  Premium seating tickets are $60. Please note that the event is not open to business contacts or sponsor representatives - going on stage and singing in front of your peers is a nerve wracking endeavor and we want to ensure our performers are comfortable and able to relax on stage. Any questions on potential guests can be directed to the Lyrics committee. 

 

What does my ticket to Lyrics include?

Your ticket includes admission to the show, light standing buffet, and an epic night of singing and dancing!  Premium tickets include standard admission and 2 drink tickets.

 

Will there be a cash bar?

Absolutely! 

 

Is the River Rock Casino Hotel offering a special BMO room rate? 

Yes!! BMO employees can book standard room at a rate of $229.00+tax per night. Rooms are subject to availability and the rate is valid for bookings made by April 7 so book early. Reservations can be made by calling the River Rock Reservations Department on 604.247.8900 / 1.866.748.3718 or email reservations@riverrock.com. Please quote BMO Lanes & Lyrics when booking. 

 

Is there parking available at River Rock?

Yes there is a pay lot, paid valet and a free parking lot as well.  The River Rock is also conveniently located right on the Canada Line.

 

Is the River Rock Theatre wheelchair accessible?

It sure is.  If you require an accessible seat, please note this when you purchase your tickets.

Is there food served at this event?

Yes.  Your ticket to Lyrics includes a light standing buffet of hors d’oeuvres.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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