Nov 23, 2010

Children from Vancouver area charities take to the ice with sport and entertainment stars

VANCOUVER, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Today, 40 children from Vancouver area charities will get a chance to skate with some of the country's sporting legends and entertainment stars in celebration of CIBC's 26th annual Miracle Day.

"By hosting this event we hope to highlight the fact that many children in our communities continue to need our support," says Richard Nesbitt, Chairman and CEO, CIBC World Markets Inc. "For the past 26 years, CIBC Miracle Day has supported and improved the quality of life for Canadian children. What started with the simple belief that by working together we could make a difference has grown into one of Canada's largest single-day corporate fundraisers for children."

Since the inception of CIBC Miracle Day, more than $55 million has been donated to children's charities across Canada. This year CIBC Miracle Day will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

CIBC Miracle Skate for Kids Details

What: Children's Charities Skate
When: Today, November 23, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm
Where: UBC, Thunderbird Arena
Who: 40 children from:
  - Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
  - Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (H.E.R.O.S)
  - Power to Be
  CIBC senior executives and senior leaders
  Special guests include:
  - Trevor Linden, former Vancouver Canuck Captain
  - Lainey Lui, etalk reporter
  - John Ashbridge, Vancouver Canuck announcer
  - Milan Dragicevic, coach of the UBC Varsity Hockey Team
RSVP: Kristin McAllister, 604-665-1190,

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For further information: Kristin McAllister, 604-665-1190,