Canadian icons join CIBC on the trading floor to raise funds for local
MONTREAL, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) invites media to join Vancouver 2010 Gold Medallist
Alexandre Bilodeau and jazz-pop singer-songwriter Nikki Yanofsky as they lend a hand on the trading floor to help raise millions for
kids-in-need at the 31st annual CIBC Miracle Day™. All money raised stays in the community
benefitting local organizations.
Last year, CIBC Miracle Day raised more than $5.5 million for more than
550 children's charities across Canada. On Wednesday, a special cheque
presentation will be made to the Children's Aid Foundation representing
a $1-million commitment to the organization.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST
• Alexandre Bilodeau, Vancouver 2010 Gold Medallist
• Nikki Yanofsky, jazz-pop singer-songwriter
• Aurelie Rivard, Paralympian - Para-Swimming
• Children's Aid Foundation, Richard LeFebvre, Director, Campaign & Major Gifts
• Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres
• Trevor Williams Foundation
600 de Maisonneuve Ouest, 31st Floor, Montréal
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.
Media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP to Sophie Blouin at
514-876-6619 or email@example.com
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:
Sophie Blouin, Community Investment, at 514-876-6619 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.