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Media Advisory - From Sochi 2014 with love: CIBC celebrates hometown heroes, Canadian Paralympians Brittany Hudak and Colette Bourgonje in Prince Albert

PRINCE ALBERT, SK, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is proud to welcome home Canadian Paralympians Brittany Hudak and Colette Bourgonje to a community celebration on April 25 following their performances last month in cross country skiing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Please join us at the CIBC Banking Centre at 1132 Central Avenue in Prince Albert to celebrate their return. To mark their performances in Sochi, CIBC will present Brittany and Colette with limited edition gold-plated coins and personalized sports pennants commemorating their participation at the Sochi Games.

Brittany, a first-time Paralympian, who was introduced by Colette to cross country skiing, and Colette, a legendary Paralympian, who has competed in seven Winter Paralympic Games and three Summer Paralympic Games, will be available to speak about their experiences at Sochi, their involvement with parasport and next steps in their athletic careers.

Who:  Brittany Hudak, Para-Nordic Skiing, Sochi 2014
  Colette Bourgonje, Para-Nordic Skiing, Sochi 2014
  (10-time medallist, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Nagano 1998, Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010)
  Rick Orr, Councillor, City of Prince Albert
  Craig Becker, CIBC, District Vice President
  Chad Gareau, CIBC, Branch Manager
What:          CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home Celebration
Where:          CIBC Banking Centre, 1132 Central Avenue, Prince Albert, SK
When:           9:30 - 11 a.m. on April 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