Media Advisory - CIBC and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to co-host special citizenship ceremony at CIBC Taste of Asia Festival

Hon. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander to attend

TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) are co-hosting a special ceremony for 50 soon-to-be new Canadians who will be taking the Oath of Citizenship during the CIBC Taste of Asia Festival in Markham, Ontario. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander will participate in the ceremony on June 28th as part of upcoming Canada Day celebrations across the country.

The jointly organized public ceremony will be attended by hundreds of visitors to the CIBC Taste of Asia Festival, who will help welcome these new Canadians into the community.

CIBC is proud to partner with CIC to support these celebratory events, which aim to increase awareness among new and established Canadians of the roles, responsibilities, and privileges of being a Canadian citizen. Media are invited to attend and speak to participants after the ceremony.

    Saturday, June 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- CIBC Taste of Asia opening ceremony: 5:30 p.m.
    Chris Alexander, Honourable Federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Steve Ho, Vice President, CIBC
50 soon-to-be new Canadians
    Canadian Citizenship presentation
WHERE:     Kennedy Rd. between Steeles Ave. and Denison Rd.

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SOURCE: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

For further information:

Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications, 416-784-6699 or

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