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CIBC celebrates the grand opening of its new St. Albert branch with $10,000 donation to local library

    Legendary Hockey Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr signing photos; clients can win
    one of two electronic prize packs

    ST. ALBERT, AB, May 2 /CNW/ - Today, CIBC celebrates the grand opening of
its new 7,400 square-foot branch at the southwest corner of St. Albert Trail
and Giroux Road to better serve the growing north end of the St. Albert
community. The new branch offers clients full-service banking six days a week,
as well as service in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Punjabi and
    To mark the occasion, CIBC is making a $10,000 donation to the St. Albert
Public Library. The money will go towards a variety of programs, including
writing workshops for teens, the purchase of a CD listening station, and a
story telephone which enables children to call in from home to listen to
stories in a variety of languages.
    Hockey great, Grant Fuhr, will be on-site for the celebrations signing
photos for guests who also have the chance to win one of two electronic prize
packs which include an iPod Touch, a GPS unit, a digital picture frame and a
$50 iTunes gift card. There will be a variety of fun activities for families
throughout the day and clients can take advantage of special promotions and
    "We're thrilled to be expanding our presence here in Edmonton with our
new larger St. Albert branch, the first of four new branches to open in the
city over the next year," said Wendy Slavin, Senior Vice-President, CIBC
Retail Markets, Western Canada. "We are also pleased to contribute to the St.
Albert Public Library today and support its important role in this thriving
    "The St. Albert Public Library is delighted to be the recipient of this
generous donation. These funds will enable us to offer several exciting new
programs for youth, with a focus on teens," said Pamela Forsythe, Director,
St. Albert Public Library. "I would like to give a big 'Thank-you' to the
employees of CIBC in St. Albert who selected our Library for this wonderful
    The hours of operation at the new CIBC St. Albert Trail Banking Centre
are:Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Thursday - Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday:           9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.The new branch is fully accessible, including three Automated Banking
Machines (ABMs) all installed at wheelchair accessible height and offering
headphone jacks for audio access; grab bars for mobility assistance; and
brighter lighting, plus a drive-thru ABM for added convenience.
    With more than 1050 branches, CIBC has one of the largest branch networks
in Canada. CIBC clients also benefit from access to more than 3,700 automated
bank machines, 24/7 service over the phone and on Canada's leading online
banking site,
    CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 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 Press Centre on our corporate website at

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