Media Advisory - From Sochi 2014 with love: CIBC celebrates hometown hero, Bronze Medallist Derek Whitson, at its Chatham branch

CHATHAM, ON, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) is proud to welcome home Derek Whitson to a community celebration on March 25 from his bronze medal performance in Sledge Hockey at the recent Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Please join us at the CIBC Chatham branch on 424 St. Clair Street to celebrate Derek's return. To mark his performance in Sochi, CIBC will present Derek with a gold-plated coin and a personalized sports pennant commemorating his participation at the Sochi Games.

Derek will be available to speak about his experience at Sochi, his involvement with parasport and next steps in his athletic career.

Who:   Derek Whitson, Canadian Paralympic Bronze Medallist
  Randy Hope, Mayor of Chatham Essex
  Nicole da Silva, Special Assistant to Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex
  Barb Woodhouse, CIBC, District Vice President
   
What:    CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home Celebration
   
Where:  CIBC Branch, 424 St. Clair Street, Chatham, ON
   
When:  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 25, 2014

CIBC is a proud banking partner of the Canadian Paralympic Team. CIBC's four-year sponsorship of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, announced in October, broadens CIBC's support of Canada's up-and-coming amateur athletes and reflects the bank's passion for sports as a way of enriching communities and inspiring the next generation of youth.

SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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