CIBC Wood Gundy Advisors lend a hand in support of local Victoria
VICTORIA, Dec. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) invites the media to attend a special cheque
presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in support of local children's
charities to mark the 31st annual CIBC Miracle Day.
Last year, CIBC Miracle Day raised more than $5.5 million for more than
550 children's charities across Canada. The money raised through the
donations of trading fees and commissions from CIBC Wood Gundy Advisors
in Victoria stays in the community benefitting local organizations like
Help Fill a Dream, Kidsport, B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents Association
and The Victoria Foundation.
This year, five-year-old Coen Wallace, a kidney transplant recipient,
his parents Tanis and Chris and big brother Leighton will be in
attendance along with the Help Fill a Dream Foundation. Coen's dream is
to experience a Walt Disney vacation with his family.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Help Fill a Dream recipient Coen and the Wallace family
B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents Association
The Victoria Foundation
730 View Street, 9th Floor
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:
For further information or to RSVP:
Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, at 416-784-6699, firstname.lastname@example.org.