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MEDIA ADVISORY: CIBC celebrates grand opening of Laval branch with donation to the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau

TVA news anchor Pierre Bruneau will open the branch at a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony 

LAVAL, QC, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, April 11, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will celebrate the grand opening of the CIBC Curé-Labelle & Drapeau Banking Centre to serve the growing population of Sainte-Rose, a suburb of Laval. To mark the opening, CIBC will present a $5,000 donation to TVA news anchor Pierre Bruneau for the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, which he founded to support pediatric cancer care, treatment and research.

For the last decade, CIBC has proudly supported the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau with our clients and employees contributing more than $3.9 million to date. Nearly 350 men and women cycle 1,600 kilometres over a span of four days every July to help the Fondation's ongoing mission to provide hope for children with cancer and give them the best chances of recovery. This year, the bicycle trek will be held from July 7 to 10.

"As proud supporters of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau, we are happy to contribute to this great cause on the occasion of our grand opening," says Sylvain Vinet, Senior Vice-President, Eastern Canada, CIBC.

"We are excited to open this new branch in the growing Sainte-Rose community to better serve our clients with our full range banking solutions, Monday through Saturday," he adds.


WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; donation presentation at 1:00 p.m.
  • Pierre Bruneau, TVA Anchor and Founder of the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
  • Sylvain Vinet, Region Head & Senior Vice-President, Eastern Canada                           
  • Carole St-Louis, District Vice-President, Laval North Shore District, CIBC
  • Karl Hamaoui, Branch Manager, CIBC Curé-Labelle & Drapeau Banking Centre
  • Pierre Bruneau to accept  CIBC donation on behalf of the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
  • Interview opportunities with Pierre Bruneau and CIBC Region Head Sylvain Vinet.
ACTIVITIES: Family fun activities, including a caricaturist and music. Light lunch and refreshments, and a draw for a 55" Samsung television and sound system.
WHERE: CIBC Curé-Labelle & Drapeau Banking Centre
343 Curé-Labelle Blvd.
Sainte-Rose (Laval), QC


The CIBC Curé-Labelle & Drapeau 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 fee for up to six months on any chequing account, first-year annual fee rebate on fee-based credit cards and bonus interest on a CIBC Long-term GIC.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 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:

Sophie Blouin, Community Investment, CIBC,  514-876-6619, or mobile 514-924-1571.