Kids from the Calgary Public Library Foundation's It's a Crime Not to
Read Program will join CIBC for a special event
CALGARY, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) invites media to join Women's World Hockey Champion
Hayley Wickenheiser as she lends a hand on the trading floor to help raise millions for
kids-in-need at the 31st annual CIBC Miracle Day. Last year CIBC Miracle Day raised more than
$5.5 million, in support of more than 550 children's charities across
Canada. All money raised in Calgary stays in the community benefitting
local organizations like the Calgary Sinawik Youth Foundation & the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
To mark this year's celebration a special cheque presentation -
representing a $1 million commitment - will be made to the Children's
Aid Foundation. In addition, kids from It's a Crime Not to Read an award-winning uniquely "Made in Calgary" initiative that connects
students in Grades 2 - 4 with members of the Calgary Police Service by
way of reading, will be treated to a special event.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST
It's a crime not to read event starts at 12 p.m.
• Hayley Wickenheiser, Women's World Hockey Champion
• Children's Aid Foundation, Linton Carter, Chief Development Officer
• Bill Ptacek, CEO Calgary Public Library
• Roger Chaffin, Chief Calgary Police Service
• Students and Teacher of Catherine Nicols Gunn School
Banker's Hall 315 8 Ave SW, Calgary
WHAT: Special guests and not-for-profit organizations join CIBC to celebrate
the 31st annual CIBC Miracle Day.
In 1984, a Wood Gundy office in Toronto came up with an idea that would
ultimately change the lives of children across Canada.
The late Tim Miller and the investment advisors at the 42nd Street
branch - named after the famous 42nd Street in New York and located on
the 42nd floor of the Head Office - decided to donate their commissions
for one day of business to children's charities. For people who count
on commissions for their livelihood, giving them up - even if only for
one day - was a sacrifice. However, the branch's Investment Advisors
were fully supportive of the initiative.
The branch called it Miracle on 42nd Street and raised $163,935 in that
first year. While CIBC Miracle Day has grown expeditiously, the
original objective has stayed the same: Investing in the lives of
children to help prepare them for the future and to make sure that
tomorrow's citizens are backed by a strong portfolio of skills and
Join the #CIBCMiracleDay conversation on Twitter @CIBC and Facebook (www.facebook.com/CIBC) or follow on Instagram @CIBCNow.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC and our employees
are committed to the social and economic development of our
communities, with a focus on Kids, Cures and Community. In 2014, CIBC
supported over 420 communities across Canada, contributing more than
$42 million to 1,780 charitable and non-profit initiatives, including
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC
Children's Foundation and United Way. You can find other news releases
and information about CIBC on our corporate website at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/
About CIBC Miracle Day
CIBC Miracle Day is the annual flagship fundraising event for the CIBC
Children's Foundation. On CIBC Miracle Day, CIBC's Capital Markets
employees and CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and
commissions to organizations that support kids in our communities.
Through the efforts of employees and clients $5.5 million was raised in
2014, for a total of nearly $80 million donated to hundreds of
children's charities across Canada since 1984. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/miracleday.
For further information:
or to RSVP:
Olga Petrycki, at 416-360-9760 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, at 416-784-6699, email@example.com, or cell 647-467-5122