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MEDIA ADVISORY: CIBC celebrates grand opening of new Victoria branch with a donation to the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business

CIBC Team Next athletes Emily Belchos and Danielle Kisser to help open new branch

VICTORIA, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - This Thursday, October 30, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will celebrate the grand opening of its new Broadmead Banking Centre in Victoria with a donation of $250,000 to University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, for scholarships and bursaries.


Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Speeches: 12:00 p.m.
  • Cheque presentation and photo opportunity: 12:20 p.m.



  • Councillor Paul Gerrard, Acting Mayor of District of Saanich, B.C.
  • Senior Representatives, University of Victoria
  • Mike Stevenson, CIBC Region Head, British Columbia & Northern Territories
  • Deborah Barnes, CIBC District Vice President, South Vancouver Island
  • Emily Belchos, CIBC Team Next athlete (rugby)
  • Danielle Kisser, CIBC Team Next athlete (para swimming)


  • University of Victoria will accept CIBC's donation in support of scholarships and bursaries
  • Cheque presentation, ribbon-cutting and photo opportunities
  • Interview opportunities with CIBC Team Next athletes Emily Belchos and Danielle Kisser


  • Light refreshments will be served and a meet & greet with the CIBC Team Next athletes.
  • Now training in Victoria, Emily Belchos is the youngest player to have made the 2014 Canadian women's rugby team and is also aiming to represent Canada at the Pan American Games in Toronto next year and the Rio Olympics in 2016.
  • Danielle Kisser, a B.C. native who won bronze at the 2011 Parapan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, is featured in the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games promotional video 'Are You Ready', and hopes to compete at next year's Parapan Am Games and the Rio 2016 Olympics.


CIBC Broadmead Banking Centre, Unit 700, 777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria B.C. V8X 4V1


The CIBC Broadmead Banking Centre offers local residents convenient service and advice six days a week. To help celebrate the opening, CIBC clients can take advantage of several special, time-limited 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 Team Next

CIBC Team Next is the first program of its kind in Canada that supports the next generation of amateur athletes with not only financial support but mentorship from world-renowned Canadian athlete champions. As the Lead Sponsor of the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, CIBC is investing $2 million in this program to help 67 amateur athletes, including 16 para-athletes, from across Canada reach their full potential on and off the field.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking – CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with 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