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      April 22, 2014


      From Sochi 2014 with love: CIBC celebrates hometown heroes, Canadian Paralympians Brittany Hudak and Colette Bourgonje in Prince Albert

      Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, April 22 - CIBC is proud to welcome home Canadian Paralympians Brittany Hudak and Colette Bourgonje to a community celebration on Friday, April 25 following their performances last month in cross country skiing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. 


      Please join us at the CIBC Banking Centre at 1132 Central Avenue in Prince Albert to celebrate their return. To mark their performances in Sochi, CIBC will present Brittany and Colette with limited edition gold-plated coins and personalized sports pennants commemorating their participation at the Sochi Games.


      Brittany, a first-time Paralympian who was introduced by Colette to cross country skiing, and Colette, a legendary Paralympian who has competed in seven Winter Paralympic Games and three Summer Paralympic Games, will be available to speak about their experiences at Sochi, their involvement with parasport and next steps in their athletic careers.



      Brittany Hudak, Para-Nordic Skiing, Sochi 2014

      Colette Bourgonje, Para-Nordic Skiing, Sochi 2014

      (10-time Paralympic Games medallist, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Nagano 1998, Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010)

      Rick Orr, Councillor, City of Prince Albert

      Craig Becker, CIBC, District Vice President

      Chad Gareau, CIBC, Branch Manager



      CIBC Paralympian Welcome Home Celebration



      CIBC Banking Centre, 1132 Central Avenue, Prince Albert, SK



      9:30 - 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014


      CIBC is a proud banking partner of the Canadian Paralympic Team. CIBC's four-year sponsorship of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, announced in October, broadens CIBC's support of Canada's up-and-coming amateur athletes and reflects the bank's passion for sports as a way of enriching communities and inspiring the next generation of youth.

      To arrange an interview please contact:

      Johnny Santilly / Auravelia Colomer
      Media Profile 
      [email protected] / [email protected] 
      Direct: 416-342-1841 / 416-342-1820   

      Alison Korn

      Manager, Media Relations and Communications

      Canadian Paralympic Committee

      Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243

      Cell: 613-298-4927

      [email protected]


      Martin Richard

      Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

      Canadian Paralympic Committee

      Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224

      Cell: 613-725-4339

      [email protected]