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CIBC celebrates 100 years in Sylvan Lake

On Nov. 30 the Sylvan Lake CIBC branch will celebrate a century of service to the community.

It has been 100 years since CIBC first opened its doors in Sylvan Lake, and to celebrate the branch is inviting everyone for a little get together.

On Nov. 30, the Sylvan Lake CIBC branch will celebrate a century of service to the community.

“It’s nothing much really, but we are looking to take a few pictures and get to know our patrons,” said Daniel Crocker, branch manager for Sylvan Lake’s CIBC.

The gathering will be held during regular business hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will include cake and a few delegates from Town and the bank.

Past employees have also been invited back to the branch to share stories and enjoy in the accomplishment.

Crocker says seeing one location turn 100, isn’t a common thing.

“This is a big achievement,” said Crocker. “The last branch I was at was only five years old, and that, I think, is much more common.”

The day will also include a few raffles and give always, according to Crocker.

CIBC is working with the Sylvan Lake Archive to hang historical photos and facts from the last 100 years.

Crocker says he plans to have a timeline of the branch’s history hung up as well.

The branch has been located in the same spot since it opened 100 years ago, 5007 50 St.

“It is really interesting looking back,” said Crocker. “There are these old pictures of the branch sitting on the same corner her in downtown Sylvan.”

Being in the town for so long, and at the same location, Crocker says the history of the branch is something felt every day.

“We have a lot of multi-generation clients. They are the reason we have been her so long,” said Crocker.

The Sylvan Lake CIBC branch will celebrate 100 years with cake and conversation during regular hours business hours on Nov. 30.

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