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MEDIA ADVISORY - Toronto sports stars Demar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Terrence Ross and Hollywood celebrities to join CIBC in raising millions in support of children's charities at 32nd CIBC Miracle Day

Celebrities flood the trading floor for a star-studded day of giving to help kids rise above

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - On Wednesday December 7, entertainment and sports stars will join CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) on the trading floor to help make miracles happen for kids-in-need across Canada.

Last year CIBC Miracle Day raised more than $6 million globally for over 550 children's charities, and this year VIP personalities, along with kids from partner organizations including Regent Park School of Music and Sick Kids, will be on-hand to help raise much-needed funds.


Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST 


Celebrities & sports stars

Pooch Hall and Dash Minok, cast members of hit series Ray Donovan 

The Tenors, world renowned vocalists

John O'Hurley, Actor, Seinfeld, Family Feud

Jamie Hector, Actor, The Wire

Scott McGillivray, home renovation guru and real estate investor

DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors

Brad Smith, TV Host, former CFL, Bachelor Canada

Adam VanKoeverden,  Olympic medalist and Kayaker

Heather Moyse, Olympic Gold Medal Bobsledder 

Chad Owens, Damon Allen,  Michael Pinball Clemons, CFL

Jesse Barfield, former Toronto Blue Jay

Gary Leeman, NHL Alumni and former Toronto Maple Leaf

Children's charities

  • Sick Kids
  • Regent Park School of Music
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto
  • Nanny Angel Network
  • Project Aim
  • Holland Bloorview
  • Childhood Cancer Canada
  • Kids Up Front


CIBC, 161 Bay Street, 5th floor, Toronto

Photo opportunities:

Ongoing: Celebrities locking in trades via client calls on the trading floor

Ongoing: Kids and celebrities interacting

  • 9:15 a.m.: The Tenors to perform
  • 9:30 a.m.: John O'Hurley, Chad Owens, Damon Allen, Michael Pinball Clemons and Project Aim to ring the bell to open the day's trading

Please note: Celebrities will be on the trading floor at various times between 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please contact CIBC per below for specifics.


Join the #CIBCMiracleDay conversation on Twitter @CIBC and Facebook ( or follow on Instagram  @CIBCNow.

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 Capital Markets 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 $5.2 million was raised in 2015, for a total of more than $85 million donated to hundreds of children's charities across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit

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 Capital Markets - 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. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at or by following on LinkedIn (, Twitter @CIBC, Facebook ( and Instagram @CIBCNow.


For further information: Media must pre-register to allow access onto CIBC's trading floor. For more information including timing and to RSVP please contact Christina Vetro at 416-309-2840, or Olga Petrycki at 416-306-9760,