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Photo Release: CIBC Branches In Ottawa And Montreal Host Paralympic Welcome Home Events

OTTAWA, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) branches nation-wide continue to host local CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home events, bringing together athletes, coaches, friends, families and communities. Events for multiple athletes took place today in both Ottawa and Montreal. Athletes received personalized Paralympian Welcome Home banners and limited edition gold-plated coins created by CIBC and the Canadian Mint.

Key photo highlights from the day are below.

Photo 1: CAPTION: Ottawa, Ont. - March 28 2014 - Ottawa's five Sochi Paralympians after receiving their CIBC Welcome Home banners - back row: Caroline Bisson (para-Nordic skiing and biathlon), Margarita Gorbounova (para-Nordic skiing and biathlon), bronze medallist Ben Delaney (sledge hockey), John Leslie (para-snowboard). Front: Bronze medallist Marc Dorion (sledge hockey). (Photo: Patrick Doyle/CIBC)

Photo 2: CAPTION: Ottawa, Ont. - March 28 2014 - Para-snowboarder John Leslie of the Canadian Paralympic Team displays his limited edition gold-plated coin and personalized Paralympian Welcome Home banner at the CIBC Paralympic Welcome Home Event at CIBC South Keys Banking Centre in Ottawa. (Photo: Patrick Doyle/CIBC)

Photo 3: CAPTION: Ottawa, Ont. - March 28 2014 - Ottawa CIBC staff at the CIBC South Keys Banking Centre getting ready to welcome the crowd. (Photo: Patrick Doyle/CIBC)

Photo 4: CAPTION: Ottawa, Ont. - March 28 2014 - Canadian Paralympic Team sledge hockey player Ben Delaney shows off his bronze medal from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. (Photo: Patrick Doyle/CIBC)

Photo 5: CAPTION: Ottawa, Ont. - March 28 2014 - Canadian Paralympic Team Nordic skier and biathlete Caroline Bisson and sledge hockey bronze medallist Marc Dorion with Dean Chapman - CIBC District Vice President, Ottawa District. (Photo: Patrick Doyle/CIBC)

Photo 6: CAPTION: Montreal, Que. - March 28, 2014 - CIBC Team Next Mentor and Olympic gold medallist Bruny Surin is flanked by Canadian Paralympic Team members and Sochi 2014 gold medallist Graham Nishikawa (para-Nordic skiing guide for Brian McKeever) and gold and double bronze medallist Robin Fémy (para-alpine skiing guide for Mac Marcoux), at the CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home celebration in Montreal. (Photo: Graham Hughes/CIBC)

Photo 7: CAPTION: Paralympians Graham Nishikawa, left, and Robin Fémy, centre, with CIBC branch manager Denis Charbonneau, second left, region head for eastern Canada Sylvain Vinet, CIBC general manager Michel Lachapelle, second right, and Daniel Poudrier CIBC district VP at the Paralympic Welcome Home event in the CIBC René Lévesque branch in Montréal, Friday, March 28, 2014. Photo: Graham Hughes/CIBC

Photo 8: CAPTION: Montreal, Que - March 28, 2014 - Gold medallist para-Nordic skiing guide Graham Nishikawa and gold and double bronze medallist alpine skiing guide Robin Fémy receive their limited edition gold-plated coins at the CIBC Paralympic Welcome Home event in Montreal on March 28, 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit and create an account to be able to download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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