Celebrating International Credit Union Day

On Thursday, Oct. 18, credit unions around the globe united to celebrate International Credit Union Day.

Martin Hough

Martin Hough

On Thursday, Oct. 18, credit unions around the globe united to celebrate International Credit Union Day.

To extend appreciation to their members, Valley First Credit Union Princeton branch celebrated by serving cake, cookies and coffee or tea. Members who visited the branch this day were invited to enter a draw for a gift basket as well.

International Credit Union Day was initiated to celebrate the importance of credit unions and the integral role they play in community investment, both economically and socially.

During 2011 and 2012, credit union employees donated approximately $11 million dollars and volunteered over 26,000 hours in support of charitable causes and organizations throughout British Columbia.

In a press release issued last week, David Bushby, Valley First’s vice president of banking and insurance services stated that “Even in today’s changing economic times, our members know that we are committed to them and that we care about the communities we serve.”

Since its creation in March 2010, Feed the Valley, Valley First’s signature cause, has raised more than $325,000 and and has collected over 19,000 pounds of food for food banks throughout the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson regions.

Valley First is very proud to be a community partner, and a good neighbour to help strengthen communities through sponsorships, donations and activities that support each of the communities they are a part of.

For more information on Valley First please visit www.valleyfirst.com.