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Fernando Pisani helps CIBC celebrate new seven-day branch in south Edmonton this Sunday

Guests can enter to win a Uniflame BBQ or a $1,000 GIC; $5,000 donation to the YMCA to mark the occasion

EDMONTON, May 28 /CNW/ - This Sunday, May 30, Fernando Pisani, hockey player and Edmonton right winger, will help celebrate the grand opening of the new CIBC Windermere Banking Centre, open seven days a week near the intersection of Anthony Henday Drive and Terwillegar Drive in Edmonton. The 6,100 square-foot, full service branch offers clients service in English, French, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Afrikaans.

Pisani will be onsite from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday to meet guests. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Guests can enter to win great prizes like a Uniflame Gold Memphis BBQ or a $1,000 GIC and there will be a variety of fun activities for families including mini golf, a caricaturist and face painter as well as a barbecue, snacks and refreshments.

"We're proud to celebrate our investment in Edmonton with so many of our clients and the community," said Mike Stevenson, CIBC's Senior Vice-President of Retail Markets for Western Canada. "We know our clients appreciate our extended hours, including Sundays, and this new location provides them with greater choice and access in their banking."

Hours of operation are:

           Monday - Wednesday:     9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
           Thursday - Friday:      9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
           Saturday:               9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
           Sunday:                 noon - 4:00 p.m.

The new full-service branch is barrier free with accessibility features such as sit down teller stations and two Automated Banking Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair accessible height with headphone jacks for audio access and grab bars for mobility assistance. The branch also offers a drive-thru ABM for added convenience.

To mark the occasion, CIBC will make a $5,000 donation to the YMCA of Edmonton's Strong Kids Campaign.

"The YMCA of Edmonton is so pleased to receive a donation from CIBC to support local children and families," said Janet Tryhuba, General Manager, Relationship Development & Engagement, YMCA of Edmonton. "This gift will support 5 families with a full year membership at the YMCA and access to programs like swimming lessons and active healthy living programs for the whole family. We truly appreciate CIBC's support to help those kids and families in the community who would not be able to afford programs like this."

With 1076 branches, CIBC has one of the largest branch networks in Canada. CIBC clients also benefit from access to more than 3,800 automated bank machines, and 24/7 service by phone, online and through mobile banking.

CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) 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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