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Media Advisory - CIBC welcomes home Canada's Paralympians at Vancouver International Airport

Public invited to cheer on athletes as they arrive from PyeongChang

VANCOUVER, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) are welcoming home Canadian Paralympians with a community celebration at Vancouver International Airport on Monday, March 19 as they arrive home from South Korea.

CIBC and the CPC are pleased to invite media and the public to show their support and celebrate athletes who represent Canada on the world stage.


CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home events

One-on-one interviews with athletes to speak to their performance at the Games and what it means to have the support of Canadians as they arrive back on home soil.


Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

International Arrivals Hall


Monday, March 19, 2018

11:30am PT athlete arrival


5 para athletes and team support, including:

•   Alex Cairns, Para Alpine

•   Ethan Hess, Para Nordic

•   Mollie Jepson, Para Alpine

•   John Leslie, Para Snowboard

•   Colton Liddle, Para Snowboard


As a premier partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), CIBC is continuing its tradition of hosting Welcome Home events for Canadian athletes. This year's events will take place at major airports and CIBC banking centres across the country as athletes return from South Korea.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada, in the United States and around the world.

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SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

For further information: For more information, to confirm your attendance or schedule an interview, please contact: Sarah Fournier, Media Profile,, O: 416-342-1834 / M: 416-912-9725; Scott Taber, Media Profile,, O: 416-342-1840 / M: 647-888-9857; Olga Petrycki, Director of Public Relations, CIBC, or 416-306-9760