Photo Release: Calgary and Vernon host Paralympic Welcome Home events

OTTAWA, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC branches nation-wide continue to host local Paralympic Welcome Home events this week, bringing together athletes, coaches, friends, families and communities. Athletes received personalized Paralympian Welcome Home banners and limited edition gold-plated coins created by CIBC and the Canadian Mint.

Key photo highlights from events in Calgary and Vernon are below.

Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000N5a2j72tPYI
CAPTION: Vernon, B.C. --April 02, 2014---A Sochi 2014 Paralympic gold medal at the CIBC Vernon main branch for the CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home event for athletes who participated in the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi. (Canadian Press Images/Jeff Bassett)

Photo 2: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000ZJxTl52GyXM
CAPTION: Vernon, B.C.--April 02, 2014---Canadian Paralympians and Sochi 2014 gold medallists Sonja Gaudet and Josh Dueck at the CIBC Vernon main branch for the CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home event. (Canadian Press Images/Jeff Bassett)

Photo 3: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000qvTVE7HeWK8
VERNON, B.C.--April 02, 2014---Canadian Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair curling, Sonja Gaudet, meets a young fan at the CIBC Vernon main branch for the CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home event. (Canadian Press Images/Jeff Bassett)

Photo 4: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000pytUd9m.JLA
VERNON, B.C. --April 02, 2014---Canadian Paralympic gold medallist in para-alpine skiing, Josh Dueck, meets a fan at the CIBC Vernon main branch for the CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home event. (Canadian Press Images/Jeff Bassett)

Photo 5: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00003G_sK4ErrhM
CAPTION: Calgary, Alta.---March 31, 2014---Paralympic athletes hold up Paralympian Welcome Home banners presented to them at Calgary's CIBC Bow Tower branch. Left to right: Alexandra Starker, Alana Ramsay, Michelle Salt and Kurt Oatway. (Photo: Canadian Press Images/Larry MacDougal

Photo 6: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000d9Kyjh8_QN8
CAPTION: Calgary, Alta.---March 31, 2014---CIBC staff with athlete families and friends in Calgary welcome Paralympic athletes Left to right: Kurt Oatway, Michelle Salt, Alana Ramsay, Alexandra Starker at Calgary's CIBC Bow Tower branch. (Photo: Canadian Press Images/Larry MacDougal)

Photo 7: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000nzkqtuUShQ0
CAPTION: Calgary, Alta. - March 31, 2014 - Para-snowboarder Michelle Salt and fellow Canadian Paralympic Team athletes sign Paralympian Welcome Home banners for CIBC staff, friends and family at the Calgary Paralympian Welcome Home event at CIBC Bow Tower branch. (Photo: Canadian Press Images/Larry MacDougal)

Photo 8: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000CsxEENXPCIM
CAPTION: Calgary, Alta.---March 31, 2014--- Venki Raman, CIBC district vice president, Calgary North, with Canadian Paralympic Team para-alpine skier Alexandra Starker at the Paralympian Welcome Home event in Calgary. (Photo: Canadian Press Images/Larry MacDougal)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca and create an account to be able to download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

For further information:

Caroline Van Hasselt,
Director, External Communications and Media Relations
CIBC
Tel: 416-784-6699
caroline.vanhasselt@cibc.com

Alison Korn
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
Cell: 613-725-4339
mrichard@paralympic.ca

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