Get into the Games by sharing your #PanAmazing moment with @CIBC

CIBC brings unparalleled sport and cultural experience to fans during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

TORONTO, July 10, 2015 /CNW/ - #PanAmazing: That's the feeling CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) wants every Canadian and visitor to experience during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in a summer celebration of Pan American sport and culture like no other event held in Canada before.

#PanAmazing is a new adjective in the sports lexicon defined as:

A contagious catchphrase-turned-hashtag born from the exhilaration and fever of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Used by rabid sport fans, excited athletes, average Joes/Josephines, and face-painted four-year-olds to describe something ridiculously, irrefutably, undeniably awesome. Brought to you by @CIBC.

"Whether you are attending the sporting events, taking part in the countless cultural activities, or cheering on awe-inspiring athletic performances wherever you are, we want this next month to be a #PanAmazing experience for everyone," says Stephen Forbes, Executive Vice-President, CIBC, Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. "As a proud Canadian company, CIBC is helping to make the Games a fun and memorable time for you."

Start your experience at the CIBC Pan Am Park - known as 'action central' during the Games - located along Toronto's waterfront (Exhibition Grounds) at our "CIBC PanAmazing Square", a 10,000-square foot, free family-friendly zone that offers:

  • Live streaming of competitions on a gigantic TV screen
  • Fun activities for kids at our KidSport™ zone with the opportunity to meet and obtain autographs from Canada's up-and-coming athletic stars in our CIBC Team Next program
  • Giveaways
  • Random Acts of Hospitality - CIBC Brand Ambassadors will be roaming CIBC-branded venues looking for ways to enhance your experience. Sun too hot? We've got sunglasses for you. Raining? We have ponchos to offer.

As the industry leader in adopting innovative, convenient banking technologies, CIBC - which offers "banking that fits your life" - is creating a unique, world-class banking experience for both athletes and visitors.

"CIBC is excited to be testing new technology like iBeacons at the Games," says Mr. Forbes. He notes that with iBeacon technology, CIBC can deliver relevant proximity-based messages to athletes and visitors through the TORONTO 2015 Official Pan Am/Parapan Am Games App to update them on results, events and specific offers.

A first in the sporting world, the CIBC Banking Café in the CIBC Athletes Village offers athletes the opportunity to conveniently take care of their finances or unwind in the branch or on an outdoor patio while enjoying "The Canadian Smoothie." Boasting ingredients found only in Canada, this healthy treat was developed exclusively for athletes in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CISO). In the Randy Starkman Media Centre, reporters and visiting dignitaries can bank, do their foreign exchange, or buy commemorative Games coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.

CIBC has also installed nearly 50 clean-energy-powered ATMs across the Games footprint and has a limited edition of prepaid CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Visa Gift Cards available at select branches in the host municipalities.

The #PanAmazing experience continues at PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, with 35 days of vibrant cultural performances and the nightly Victory Celebrations to celebrate the medal-winning athletes during PANAMANIA Live at Toronto's Nathan Philips Square.

To help plan your day at the Games, download the following apps:

  • TORONTO 2015 Official Pan Am/Parapan Am Games App, presented by CIBC - offers venue details, ticket information, PANAMANIA celebrations, maps and much more. Download from the Google Play Store and the App Store.
  • CBC Sports App, presented by CIBC - offers an unprecedented 600 hours of live Games streaming, video-on-demand, instant results, medal standings, photo galleries and immediate news stories.

Tweet your experience by using the hashtag #PanAmazing and @CIBC for the opportunity to receive 'Surprise and Delight' giveaways from CIBC.

To learn more about how CIBC is inspiring youth and investing in a lasting sport legacy in Canada, click here.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC on our corporate website at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/.

About CIBC's Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Sponsorship

As the Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, CIBC is committed to enriching Canadian communities through the power of sport. Through our investments we will create a lasting legacy by funding next-generation athletes, encouraging the volunteer spirit of our employees, helping finance landmark venues and engaging our diverse communities while fusing sport with arts and culture. To learn more visit www.cibc.com/ca/features/panamgames.html.

SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

For further information:

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


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