VIP experience includes airfare, hotel and premium tickets to star-studded events
TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX : CM) (NYSE : CM) today announced that its popular CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket Contest is back, this time sending four lucky Canadians on a VIP trip to the 2012 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award Celebrations in Singapore this June.
CIBC will award two VIP prize packs that will send the winners and their guests to Bollywood's biggest night. The star studded experience includes roundtrip airfare, meals, a five-night stay at the official IIFA hotel, VIP entrance to the IIFA World Premiere, IIFA Rocks Fashion and IIFA Awards show, as well as after parties and the opportunity to join some of Bollywood's hottest stars on the 'green carpet'.
"Following our title sponsorship of IIFA Celebrations in Toronto last summer, CIBC is proud to continue our involvement with IIFA and we look forward to engaging Indian film fans of all backgrounds as Bollywood's biggest night moves to Singapore this June," said Raza Hasan, CIBC Senior Vice-President. "Our clients loved the CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket Contest last year and we are thrilled to be able to offer them this exciting opportunity to win a VIP IIFA experience in Singapore."
"I always dreamed of going to the IIFA Awards but never thought I would have the opportunity," said Trisha Sengupta of Burlington, Ontario, Grand Prize winner of last year's CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket Contest in Toronto. "Thanks to CIBC, I had the experience of a lifetime. From the green carpet, to the shows, to exclusive parties with the stars, I had an amazing time that I will never forget."
Current and new CIBC clients can enter the CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket contest when they apply for or purchase a CIBC qualifying product. Please visit www.cibciifa.com for details and full rules. The contest closes on May 13, 2012.
Building on a proud history of celebrating South Asian culture and communities,
CIBC was the presenting sponsor of the 2011 International Indian Film Academy Celebrations in Toronto. The popular awards show made its North America debut last year, attracting over 40,000 visitors to Toronto as well as a global audience of 700 million viewers. The IIFA Awards, fondly known as the 'Oscars of Bollywood', are the annual international film awards for India's global film industry.
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