MEDIA ADVISORY - From Sochi 2014 with love: CIBC celebrates Canadian Paralympians Sebastien Fortier and Dominic Larocque at Quebec City branch

QUEBEC CITY, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is proud to welcome home Para-Nordic skier Sébastien Fortier and bronze medal-winning sledge hockey player Dominic Larocque on March 27 to a community celebration following their performances at the recent Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Please join us at the CIBC Centre Bancaire Beauport on 2040 Rue Blanche Lamontagne in Quebec City to celebrate their return. To mark their performances in Sochi, CIBC will present each athlete with gold-plated coins and a personalized sports pennant, commemorating their participation at the Sochi Games.

The athletes will be available to speak about their experience at Sochi, their involvement with para-sport and the next steps in their athletic careers.

Who:   Sébastien Fortier, Para-Nordic skier, Sochi 2014
  Dominic Larocque, Bronze Medallist, Sledge Hockey, Sochi 2014
  Helene Petit, District General Manager, Greater Quebec, CIBC
   
What:    CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home Celebration
   
Where:  CIBC Centre Bancaire Beauport on 2040 Rue Blanche Lamontagne
   
When:  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 27, 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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