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


Commerce Place Branch to host Vancouver festivities

VANCOUVER, 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 Commerce Place Main 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.


  • More than 15 Rio Paralympians
  • 2-time gold medalist Michelle Stilwell and bronze medalist Tristan Smyth
  • Dean Brokop, Manager, Paralympic Foundation of Canada
  • Jonathan Pagtakhan, CIBC, Banking Centre Leader
  • Students from Cameron Elementary


CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home Celebration


CIBC Banking Centre (400 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC)


September 23; 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 Profile, /, Direct: 416-342-1852 / 416-342-1835