Media Advisory - Local hockey hero Trevor Linden joins CIBC Wood Gundy to help kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day

VICTORIA, BC, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) On Wednesday, December 5, CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors and local hockey hero Trevor Linden will present cheques to the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria, Kids Help Phone, and Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre using money raised through CIBC's Miracle Day.

Thanks to clients doing business with CIBC Wood Gundy, the Victoria branch has raised over $570,000 in the past 10 years through donating their fees and commissions.

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What:   CIBC Miracle Day
   
Who:  CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors
Trevor Linden
Boys and Girls Club of Victoria
Kids Help Phone
Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre
   
WHY:   For the past 28 years, CIBC Miracle Day has supported and improved the quality of life for Canadian children. Whether a hot meal to start the day, extra help with schoolwork, a place to turn to in a crisis, or the fulfillment of a child's special wish - the joint efforts of CIBC employees and clients have helped thousands of children in need. In 2011, more than $4.1 million was raised in Canada for children's charities and nearly $65 million since it began in 1984.
   
When: 
1:00 pm
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
   
Where: 

CIBC Wood Gundy
730 View Street, 9th Floor
Victoria, B.C.

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 wholesale banking employees and participating 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 $4.1 million was raised in Canada in 2011, for a total of nearly $65 million donated to hundreds of children's charities across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/miracleday.

About CIBC

CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities.  We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees.  With a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and Community, and employee commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2011, CIBC group of companies contributed more than $35 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com.

 

SOURCE: CIBC

For further information:

Erin Truax, Senior Manager, Community Investment, CIBC
erin.truax@cibc.com | C 403-819-7977