CIBC Gives Canadians a Chance to Win A VIP Weekend with Bollywood’s Hottest Stars

Mar 2, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Winners to walk the ‘green carpet’ and attend exclusive IIFA Weekend events in Toronto, June 23rd to 25th

CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today announced an exciting opportunity to join Bollywood’s hottest stars at the 2011 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Toronto this June. The CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket Contest will give lucky Canadians a VIP experience at one of the world’s most watched awards show.

The CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket Contest offers current and new CIBC clients the opportunity to win 1 of 5 VIP weekends for two to attend the IIFA weekend celebrations in Toronto when they apply for or purchase a CIBC qualifying product.

“We are excited to launch the CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket Contest with a chance to win a VIP experience for two at the IIFA weekend events. The grand prize winner will also be invited to attend select after parties with Bollywood stars,” said Stephen Forbes, CIBC’s Executive Vice-President of Marketing, Communications & Public Affairs. “CIBC is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the IIFA Awards in June and we are thrilled to be able to offer CIBC clients this chance to take part in the excitement of the IIFA Awards weekend in premium style.”

Five lucky winners will be selected in a random draw on May 2, 2011 for one of five prizes. The grand prize is a Golden Ticket prize pack for two with VIP admission to all IIFA weekend events including a chance to walk the ‘green carpet’ with the stars, access to select after parties as well as airfare, hotel and meals. There are also four VIP IIFA prize packs for two which include tickets to the IIFA Awards show and IIFA Fashion Rocks, as well as airfare, hotel and meals.

Please visit for details and full rules. The contest closes on April 29, 2011.

CIBC is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2011 International Indian Film Academy Celebration to be held in Toronto. The IIFA Awards, known as the ‘Bollywood Oscars’, are the annual awards for India’s global movie industry. The event, taking place in North America for the first time, is expected to attract over 40,000 visitors to Toronto as well as a global audience of 600 million viewers.

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