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Media Advisory - 35th anniversary of helping kids rise above to be marked with celebrities and giant "Thank You" card unveiling at King and Bay Streets on CIBC Miracle Day

Sports and entertainment stars will also join CIBC's trading floor to help make miracles happen for kids in need

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Celebrities will join in a long-standing tradition across the country this week by helping raise millions for children's charities on CIBC Miracle Day. In celebration of the event's 35th anniversary of helping kids achieve their ambitions, a giant 'Thank You' card with real messages from children to CIBC clients and team members will also be unveiled in Toronto reflecting the size of gratitude and appreciation from kids nationwide.


Event #1:


Giant 10-foot-high 'Thank You' card unveiling containing real messages from children
who have benefited from CIBC Miracle Day, unveiled by Olympian Tessa Virtue and CFL
great Michael 'Pinball' Clemons


Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m


South-East corner of King & Bay (outdoors)


Event #2:


Celebrities will join CIBC's trading floors between 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., sitting on trading
desks, taking client calls, and interacting with charities and kids


Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m


CIBC, 161 Bay Street, 5th floor


Actors, athletes, sports personalities, charities and kids (see below)


Movie and TV personalities:

  • Billy Baldwin, Actor (Northern Rescue, Gossip Girl, +)
  • Rachel Harris, Actor (Lucifer, Suits, +)
  • Djimon Honsou, Actor (Aquaman, Blood Diamond, +)
  • Kim Coates, Actor (Sons of Anarchy, Bad Blood, +)
  • Ryan Armstrong, Child Actor (Anne with an E, It: Chapter Two, +)
  • Hill Harper, Actor (The Good Doctor, CSI: NY, +)

Athletes & sports personalities:

  • Tessa Virtue, 5-time Olympic medalist and Ice Dancer
  • Michael 'Pinball' Clemons, CFL
  • Ryan Borucki, Major League Baseball player
  • Nav Bhatia, Toronto Raptors' "Superfan"
  • Jack Armstrong "The Coach", Raptors commentator
  • Sonia Rodriguez & Piotr Stanczyk, National Ballet of Canada
  • Wendel Clark, former NHL player
  • Paul Coffey, former NHL player
  • Eric Lindros, former NHL player
  • Thurman Thomas, former NFL player
  • Marissa Papaconstantinou, Paralympian
  • Rod Black, sportscaster
  • Caroline Cameron, sportscaster

13 children's charities will take part, including:

  • Pinball Clemons Foundation
  • Children's Aid Foundation
  • Holland Bloorview
  • Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
  • Kayla's Children's Centre (Camp AIM)

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

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 $5.7 million was raised in 2018, for a total of more than $250 million donated to hundreds of children's charities across the globe since 1984. To learn more, visit


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 Diana Spremo at 416-780-7485 or