MEDIA ADVISORY - CIBC Hosts Montréal Miracle Day Skate for Kids' Charities

Nov 26, 2010

Children from Montréal area charities take to the ice with hockey and entertainment stars

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Today, 40 children from Montréal area charities will get a chance to skate with some of the country's hockey 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 Montréal area charities skate with sports legends, entertainment stars
and bankers in celebration of the 26th annual CIBC Miracle Day.
When: Today, November 26, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm
Where: McGill University, McConnell Arena

40 children from:
- Generations Foundation
- Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (H.E.R.O.S)
  CIBC senior executives and senior leaders

Special guests include:
- Kim St-Pierre, two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time World Champion, Women's Hockey
- Nancy Drolet, Olympic medalist and six-time World Champion, Women's Hockey
- Bob Hartley, Stanley Cup winning coach
- Sébastien Goulet, Montréal Canadiens announcer
- Amy Jo Johnson, singer, songwriter, musician and actress
RSVP: Caroline Lavallée, 514-876-4937,

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:

Caroline Lavallée, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC, at 514-876-4937 or 514-244-6992 (cell),