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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CIBC to honour Canadian Paralympic Team's outstanding performances at local Welcome Home events across Canada


Sparks Street Branch to host Ottawa festivities

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) are excited to welcome home Canadian Paralympians to a community celebration following their performances at the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio.

Please join us at the Sparks Street Banking Centre as CIBC employees, clients and community members recognize the athletes' accomplishment of representing Canada on the world stage and celebrate their return. During a brief ceremony, the athletes will be honoured and presented with personalized sports pennants.

The athletes will be available to speak about their experience in Rio, their involvement with parasport and next steps in their athletic careers.


  • Approximately half a dozen Rio Paralympians
  • Karen O'Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Joey-Lou Baker, CIBC, Banking Centre Leader
  • Students from Briargreen Public School


CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home Celebration


CIBC Banking Centre, (119 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON)


September 22; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


CIBC's partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Team reflects the bank's commitment to diversity and inclusion, extends CIBC's support of Canada's amateur athletes, and broadens the bank's passion for sports as a way of bringing people together in spirit and celebration while shifting society's attitudes and perceptions about disabilities.



For further information: or to arrange an interview please contact: Sherline Joe / Patrick Erlich, Media /, Direct: 416-342-1852 / 416-342-1835