Nov 25, 2010

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

TORONTO, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Today, 40 children from Toronto area charities will get a chance to skate with some of the country's sporting legends and entertainment stars in celebration of the 26th annual CIBC 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 Day Skate Details

What:  Children from Toronto area charities skate with sports legends,
           entertainment stars and bankers in celebration of the 26th annual
           CIBC Miracle Day.
    When:  Today, November 25, 2010
    Time:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm
    Where: University of Toronto, Varsity Blues Arena
    Who:   40 children from:
           - Big Brother Big Sisters of Toronto
           - Children's Aid Foundation
           - Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (H.E.R.O.S.)
           - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Foundation
           CIBC senior executives and senior leaders
           Special guests include:
           - Marnie McBean, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist
           - Aaron Ashmore, TV & Movie Star
           - Theo Tams, 2008 Canadian Idol Winner
           - Blake McGrath, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Judge
           - Yannick Bisson, Star of Murdock Mysteries
           - Simon Bennett, Toronto Marlies Announcer
    RSVP: Susan Calderwood, 416-861-3505,

About CIBC

CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With a strategic focus on youth, education and health, and employee commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2009, $27 million was contributed through the CIBC group of companies to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada, supporting a wide variety of national, regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit

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For further information: Kevin Dove, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC, at 416-980-8835,