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Media Advisory - CIBC celebrates grand opening of new Waterloo branch with a donation to Ray of Hope

WATERLOO, ON, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - This Saturday, May 31, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will celebrate the grand opening of its new Fischer-Hallman & Columbia Banking Centre with fun activities for the whole family. To mark the opening, CIBC will present a donation of $5,000 to Ray of Hope.


WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony: 11:00 a.m.

  • Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Catherine Fife, MPP incumbent for Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Karen Scian, Councillor, City of Waterloo, Ward Two
  • Jonathon Dent, CIBC Region Head, GTA West
  • Bob Bell, CIBC District Vice-President, GTA West & Western Ontario
  • Michelle Lee, CIBC General Manager, Kitchener-Waterloo Cluster

  • Harry Whyte, Chief Executive Officer, Ray of Hope, will accept CIBC's donation for their Morning Glory Café and Bakery in support of youth employment services
  • Ribbon-cutting and photo opportunity
ACTIVITIES: BBQ, DJ, caricaturist, face painter, Nascar Bob remote control car racing, Samsung 46" Smart TV door prize
WHERE: CIBC Fischer-Hallman & Columbia Banking Centre, Unit 22- 450 Columbia Street West, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 2W1


The CIBC Fischer-Hallman & Columbia Banking Centre offers local residents convenient service and advice six days per week. To help celebrate the opening, CIBC will offer special time-limited client offers, including no monthly fees for up to six months on new chequing accounts, a first-year annual fee rebate on any fee-based credit card and 0.5 per cent bonus interest on CIBC long-term GICs.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Media Centre on our corporate website at



For further information:

Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications, 416-784-6699 or