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MEDIA INVITATION - Join CIBC to Celebrate the Rebuilding of High River

Donations to be made to local school district and library as CIBC celebrates grand re-opening

CALGARY, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - This Saturday, October 19th, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will commemorate the grand re-opening of the CIBC High River branch and the rebuilding of High River with donations to the local community and fun activities for the whole family.

As members of the High River community since 1905, CIBC is proud to be back in its permanent location in the downtown area. After operating from a temporary location in recent months, the re-opening of the CIBC branch and other local businesses marks significant progress in the rebuilding of High River.

"Our team in High River looks forward to reconnecting with our neighbours in our beautifully restored branch, while continuing to offer our ongoing support to our clients and the community," said Mark Galbraith, CIBC's Alberta Region Head.

"A sense of confidence has been restored in High River," said Mr. Galbraith.  "With the revival of local businesses and the restoration of our neighbourhoods underway, the strength of this community continues to be inspiring."

While High River is on the path to recovery, CIBC recognizes that many residents may still be dealing with financial challenges as a result of flood damage. Residents and local businesses are encouraged to contact their CIBC Advisor to discuss their financial situation and get personalized advice.

"As a community, we have come together and will continue to come together throughout the upcoming, weeks, months and years to rebuild an even stronger High River," added Mr. Galbraith.

Join CIBC this Saturday, when the residents of High River honour the past and celebrate future opportunities.

WHEN:   Saturday, October 19th, 2013
  Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ribbon cutting and donation presentation to the High River School district and High River Library begins at 12:30 p.m.
  - Emile Blockland, Mayor of High River
  - Diane Porter, High River Library
  - Dorothy White, Principal of Holy Spirit Academy
  - Paul Duncy, Principal of Notre Dame Collegiate
  - Mark Galbraith, Alberta Region Head, CIBC
  - Gary Battams, District Vice-President of Alberta South, CIBC
WHAT:   Grand re-opening of the CIBC High River branch, a celebration of the residents of High River and the renewal of local business
  Join us for a BBQ and more family fun including;
  ● Hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and treats
  ● Face painting, balloon animals, and a magician
  ● Donations will be presented to the local school district and library
  ● Give-aways, for both adults and children
  ● Contests and gift cards to be won in support of local retailers and businesses
WHERE:  CIBC High River Branch
  403 1 St. W, High River,
  AB, T1V 1G7



For further information:

Media contact: Geoff Dillon | 416-309-3266 |