Skip to Content
News Releases
/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CIBC welcomes home Canada's Paralympians at Pearson International Airport/

Public invited to cheer on athletes as they arrive from PyeongChang with free transportation aboard the UP Express

TORONTO, 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 Toronto Pearson International Airport on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20 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 is also making it easier for fans to celebrate our Canadian athletes. As lead partner of the Union Pearson Express (UP Express), ambassadors will be at the UP Express Union platform between 3:30pm and 4:30pm ET, offering Torontonians return tickets to Toronto Pearson and an opportunity to participate in the festivities (while quantities last).


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.


Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Public Arrivals Hall, Terminal 1


Monday, March 19, 2018

5:30 pm ET athlete arrival

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

5:30 pm ET athlete arrival


12 para athletes and team support, including:

  • Mark Arendz, Para Nordic
  • Yves Bourque, Para Nordic
  • Collin Cameron, Para Nordic
  • Sébastien Fortier, Para Nordic
  • Andrew Genge, Para Snowboard
  • Mark Ideson, Wheelchair Curling
  • Cindy Ouellet, Para Nordic
  • Mac Marcoux, Para Alpine
  • Frédérique Turgeon, Para Alpine

Para Ice Hockey team and

team support


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. 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: 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