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Media Advisory - From Sochi 2014 with love: CIBC celebrates hometown heroes, Canadian Paralympians at its Canmore branch

CANMORE, AB, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) is proud to welcome home Canadian Paralympians Mark Arendz, Erik Carleton, Christopher Klebl, Ian Lockey, and legendary cross-country skier Brian McKeever, a 10-time Paralympic gold medalist, to a community celebration on March 25 following their performances at the recent Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Please join us at the CIBC Canmore branch on 730 8th Street, Unit 101 in Canmore to celebrate their return. To mark their accomplishments in Sochi, CIBC will present the athletes with gold-plated coins and personalized sports pennants commemorating their participation at the Sochi Games.

The athletes will be available for interviews to speak about their experiences at Sochi, their involvement with parasport and the next steps in their athletic careers.

Who:   Mark Arendz, Silver and Bronze Medalist, Biathlon/Para-Nordic skiing, Sochi 2014
  Erik Carleton, Gold Medalist, Para-Nordic Guide for Brian McKeever
  Christopher Klebl, Gold Medalist, Para-Nordic skiing, Sochi 2014
  Ian Lockey, Para-Snowboard, Sochi 2014
  Brian McKeever, three-time Para-Nordic skiing gold medalist, Sochi 2014
  John Borrowman, Mayor, Town of Canmore
  Venki Raman, CIBC, District Vice President
What:    CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home Celebration
Where:  CIBC Branch Canmore, 730 8th Street, Unit 101
  Canmore, AB
When:  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on March 25, 2014

CIBC is a proud banking partner of the Canadian Paralympic Team. CIBC's four-year sponsorship of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, announced in October, broadens CIBC's support of Canada's up-and-coming amateur athletes and reflects the bank's passion for sports as a way of enriching communities and inspiring the next generation of youth.


SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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To arrange an interview please contact:

Johnny Santilly / Auravelia Colomer
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Direct: 416-342-1841 / 416-342-1820