Monday, November 2, 2015


Are you proud to have an enterprising kid at home who takes saving for a rainy day to the next level?  Perhaps they could teach their peers, or even their elders, a thing or two about saving, spending and managing money? Or maybe they are out there raising funds for the community and understand the importance of giving back?

If so, we want to hear about it and recognize them for their smart money management, entrepreneurial spirit and community involvement. Nominate your child in the JUNIOR or TEEN category and they could be rewarded with one of our Kootenay Kids Super Saver Awards!

Our panel of judges will choose four young super savers - two from each age category - to receive a $250 term deposit!*  We’ll also highlight their achievements and share their tips for success on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Click on the links below to get started:
Child must complete the nomination form along with their parent/guardian. Nominations must be received by the close of business, 4:30pm PST, on Monday, November 30.  Completed nominations can be faxed to 250.368.6039 or emailed to

Questions? Give us a call at 250.368.2683 or email

* Must be invested in a non-redeemable term deposit of one year or longer.  Prize may not be broken down into more than one term deposit. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SPOOKtacular Costume Contest

The City of Trail's SPOOKTACULAR is invading the Esplanade in Trail on Halloween and we want to see your scariest and most creative costumes as part of our annual Costume Contest!  With different age categories to include the whole family, there’s tons of great treats to be won – for the young and young at heart.

       When: Saturday, October 31 - Judging begins at noon
       Where: Jubliee Park Stage

Prizes for Most Creative and Scariest costumes will be awarded in the following categories:
  • Ages 0-5
  • Ages 6-10
  • Ages 11-14
  • Ages 15-18
  • Ages 19+
For more information on the event, call the City of Trail's Communication & Events Coordinator, Andrea Jolly, at 250.364.0834.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


International Credit Union Day is tomorrow and to celebrate our employees and directors, along with the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation, are donating the proceeds from our Kootenay Savings Care Wear program - over $22,000 - to help support worthy causes they hold near and dear to them.

Click here to read all the latest news on Care Wear, Credit Union Day and our soon to be released 2016 Kids' Community Calendar.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


This Friday our South Slocan branch will be doing their part to "bake" a difference in their community.  The branch will have homemade goodies available for purchase by donation, with all proceeds helping with the purchase of fireworks for the Crescent Valley Fire Department's upcoming Hallowe'en Party.

If you have a chance, please drop by to make a small donation and pick up a delicious treat in support of a very worthwhile cause. For more info on the bake sale, please contact the branch at 250.359.7221.