CIBC celebrates grand opening of new Quebec City branch with $5,000 donation to l'Association des personnes handicapées de Charlesbourg

    Famed professional hockey head coach Michel Bergeron to sign autographs;
    clients can win one of two Nintendo Wii console systems

    QUEBEC CITY, May 23 /CNW/ - Today, CIBC celebrates the opening of its new
578 square-metre full-service branch on the northwest corner of Boulevard
Lebourgneuf and Boulevard des Gradins in Quebec City. The larger,
state-of-the-art branch replaces CIBC's Charlesbourg location at 4250 1ère
Avenue. To mark the occasion, CIBC will be making a $5,000 donation to
l'Association des personnes handicapées de Charlesbourg.
    L'Association has been serving the community of Charlesbourg for more
than 30 years. Through supervised activities, the organization offers support
to the families of individuals with physical, intellectual or mental
disabilities, from ages 18 to 80.
    Former professional hockey head coach and well known hockey analyst
Michel Bergeron will be on site throughout the day to meet with fans and sign
autographs. Clients also have the chance to win one of two Nintendo Wii
console systems or one of five $250 IGA gift cards and there will be a variety
of fun activities for families including an airbrush tattoo artist, bouncy
castle and more.
    "We're excited to serve our clients in our new and improved banking
facility where they can access our full range of advisory solutions, including
on Saturdays," said Sylvain Vinet, Senior Vice-President, CIBC Retail Markets,
Eastern Canada. "Health is one of the pillars of our community investment
program at CIBC and we are happy to contribute to l'Association des personnes
handicapées de Charlesbourg and the families they support on the occasion of
our grand opening."

    The new hours of operation are:

    Monday - Tuesday:     9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday :              9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Saturday:             9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The new, larger branch will replace CIBC's Charlesbourg location at 4250
1ère Avenue. The branch is fully accessible, including two Automated Banking
Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair accessible height with headphone jacks
for audio access; grab bars for mobility assistance; and brighter lighting,
plus a 24-hour drive-thru ABM for added convenience.
    With 1058 branches, CIBC has one of the largest branch networks in
Canada. This new branch is part of CIBC's five-year strategic plan to build,
relocate and expand over 70 new branches across Canada to offer greater
flexibility, access and choice to clients.
    In addition to CIBC's convenient longer hours, including evenings and
Saturdays at many of its branches, CIBC clients also benefit from access to
more than 3,700 ABMs, and 24/7 service over the phone and on Canada's leading
online banking site,

    CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of
products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network,
branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and
around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC
in our Press Centre on our corporate website at

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