CIBC to celebrate the grand opening of new seven-day Kingsway & Acorn Banking Centre

    Trevor Linden will be on-site to meet fans; $5000 donation to the Crisis
    Pregnancy Centre of Burnaby to mark the occasion

    BURNABY, BC, June 19 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, Vancouver hockey legend Trevor
Linden will help CIBC celebrate the grand opening of its new 5800 square-foot
branch at the southwest corner of Kingsway and Acorn Avenues in Burnaby's High
Gate Village community. Located on the ground floor of the AXIS condominium
development, the branch offers clients full-service banking seven days a week,
as well as service in English, Tagalog, Hindi, Mandarin and Cantonese.
    Trevor Linden will be on-site to meet fans and sign autographs for guests
who have the chance to win one of two signed Linden jerseys. There will also
be a draw to win a $1000 GIC as well as refreshments and fun activities for
families, including face painting, balloon and henna art.
    "We're pleased to bring the convenience of seven-day banking to our High
Gate Village community clients," said Irene Ing, Vice-President, CIBC Retail
Markets for Vancouver and Lower Mainland. "This new state-of-the-art branch is
our fourth banking centre in Burnaby to offer Saturday and Sunday hours,
providing clients in this community with the flexibility to bank and get
financial advice when it suits their schedules."
    To mark the occasion CIBC will make a $5000 donation towards the
renovation of the Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Burnaby and New Westminster, a
non-profit organization which provides outreach to women and teenage girls in
the community. The Crisis Pregnancy Centre provides information and practical
support during the course of pregnancy and up to two years after, by providing
maternity and baby clothes and ongoing friendship in a safe environment.
    "We are so appreciative of CIBC's kindness and generosity," said Brian
Norton, executive director of the Burnaby Crisis Pregnancy Centre. "Our
charity, which has assisted over 14,400 women, provides support for pregnant
teens and single mothers, shelter for women and children fleeing domestic
abuse, and counseling and advocacy for victims of rape. Thank you CIBC for
helping us help women and children in crisis."
    The new branch offers clients CIBC's full range of products and advisory
solutions in a branch that is fully accessible including three Automated
Banking Machines (ABMs) installed at wheelchair accessible height with
headphone jacks for audio access; grab bars for mobility assistance; and
brighter lighting.

    The hours of operation are:

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

    With 1058 branches, CIBC already 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 and Sunday hours in select urban branches
like this one, CIBC clients also benefit from access to more than 3,700
automated bank machines, 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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