CIBC welcomes Canadian Paralympic Team’s return from Rio

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TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2016 – CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM), Premier Partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, extends a heartfelt congratulations to the athletes who represented Canada on the world stage at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
 
To celebrate our Paralympians, CIBC and the Canadian Paralympic Committee are pleased to invite Canadians and media to CIBC Welcome Home festivities in seven communities across Canada on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23.
CIBC Welcome Home events schedule:
 
VANCOUVER
Date: Fri., Sept 23, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Commerce Place Main Banking Centre
400 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.
CALGARY
Date: Thurs, Sept 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Bankers Hall Banking Centre
309 – 8th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alta. T2P2P2
EDMONTON
Date: Fri., Sept 23, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Westgate Banking Centre
10058 – 170th Street, Edmonton, Alta.
TORONTO
Date: Thurs., Sept 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Scarborough Town Banking Centre
480 Progress Ave Unit E1, Scarborough, Ont. M1P5J1
OTTAWA
Date: Thurs., Sept 22, 2016
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Sparks Street Banking Centre
119 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ont.
MONTREAL
Date: Fri., Sept 23, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Centre Bancaire Carrefour Angrignon
7077 Boulevard Newman, Lasalle, Que. H8N1X1

HALIFAX
Date: Thurs., Sept 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Dartmouth Crossing Banking Centre
89 Countryview Drive, Unit 5d, Dartmouth, N.S.
 
“To celebrate our Paralympians’ momentous achievements in Rio, we are giving them a well-deserved hero’s welcome in our banking centres across the country,” says Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Chief Risk Officer and Diversity & Inclusion Champion, CIBC. We are proud of our athletes’ ability to leverage their talent to unite people in a shared passion for sport, promoting inclusiveness while helping to inspire a new generation of athletes.”
 
CIBC’s partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Team began with the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games when the bank hosted similar events for athletes returning home. 
 
Now, the bank is pleased to continue the “Welcome Home” events tradition for the Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team.
 
“Rio was a phenomenal experience and I am so grateful for all the support that helped make it possible,” said swimmer Benoît Huot, who won his 20th Paralympic medal in Rio. “It’s going to be incredibly special to celebrate our team’s success back home with our local community, friends and family. Thank you to CIBC for hosting us.”
 
“Sport is a powerful vehicle to shift society’s attitudes and perceptions about disability,” added Dottori-Attanasio. “Team Canada’s world-class performances in Rio have thrilled all of us at CIBC and, I know, many Canadians as well. We’re looking forward to celebrating their successes in the coming days at our branches across the country.
 
A special congratulations goes out to 10 CIBC Team Next athletes who competed at these Games, including CIBC Team Next mentor Benoît Huot. CIBC is proud to have supported these athletes over the past three years. 

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