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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - Blues rock sensation Colin James and Olympic champion Simon Whitfield to help raise millions for kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day™/

Celebrities, athletes to help CIBC traders call investors; special cheque presentations to several children's charities

VANCOUVER, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ -  CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) — On Wednesday, December 3rd,  six-time Juno Award winner Colin James and World Cup and Olympic champion Simon Whitfield join CIBC employees on the trading floor to help raise millions for kids-in-need for the 30th annual CIBC Miracle Day.

WHEN:  Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
  Remarks begin at 12:05 pm
  1 pm cheque presentations to Make-A-Wish and Canuck Place Children's Hospice
  • Singer-songwriter Colin James, six-time Juno Award winner
  • Simon Whitfield, Olympic Triathlon Gold Medallist and CIBC Team Next mentor
  • Amanda Yan, World Wheelchair Basketball Champion and CIBC Team Next athlete
  • Dr. Hal Siden, Medical Director, Canuck Place Children's Hospice
  • Denise Praill, Managing Director, Canuck Place Children's Hospice
  • Jack, a three-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient being treated for a brain tumor
  • Ross Hetherington, CEO, Make-A-Wish B.C. & Yukon
  • Ryan Fan, Managing Director, Institutional Equity Trading, CIBC
WHAT:  CIBC traders and CIBC Wood Gundy brokers celebrate 30 years of giving to children's charities in their local community. Celebrities and athletes help CIBC traders call investors from the trading floor.
  Jack's family to speak about how Make-A-Wish helped make their three-year-old son's "wish" of visiting "A Magical Theme Park in Florida" possible. Jack and his family just returned from Orlando on Saturday.
  All money raised on CIBC Miracle Day by employees stays in their local community.
WHERE:  CIBC, 400 Burrard Street, Vancouver - 12th floor

Media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP to Diana Spremo at 416-780-7485 or

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

About CIBC Miracle Day

CIBC Miracle Day is the annual flagship fundraising event for the CIBC Children's Foundation. On CIBC Miracle Day, CIBC's wholesale banking employees and CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions to organizations that support kids in our communities. Through the efforts of employees and clients $4.6 million was raised in 2013, for a total of nearly $74 million donated to hundreds of children's charities across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit

SOURCE CIBC World Markets Children's Foundation

For further information:

Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, at 416-784-6699,, or cell 647-467-5122.

On-site: Jacquelyn Hern, Regional Consultant, Community Investment, at 416-780-4770,, or cell 289-937-6376.