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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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000oqtKEaXaV6o
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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000FhVtBjvB__I
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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000QO9PJ5MBla8
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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000iGMU2rp4f3Y
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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000W4n91_rEWos
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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00006DEzxcDa7r8
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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000QmVSCTTH360
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: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000DV3xlglSO4c
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 photos.paralympic.ca 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

Image with 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) (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140328_C7723_PHOTO_EN_38578.jpg

Image with 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) (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140328_C7723_PHOTO_EN_38576.jpg

Image with 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 (CNW Group/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140328_C7723_PHOTO_EN_38574.jpg

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