Thursday, September 18, 2014

Outdoor Movie Nights See Awesome Display of Generosity!

The first weekend of September, Kootenay Savings annual Family Movie in the Park series saw over 2300 people - from newborns to great grandparents - come out to enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars and experience seeing The Lego Movie on a massive 30 foot tall inflatable screen.

Held September 5 in Kimberley and Trail and September 6 in Nakusp and Radium Hot Springs, the events were free for the public to attend.  Rather than pay an admission fee, everyone was instead encouraged to bring along a donation for their local food bank.

Some quick facts about Family Movie in the Park 2014:

  • Family Movie in the Park has been held at Coronation Park every year since it debuted in Kimberley in 2009.
  • Over 600 people in attendance this year.Food collected valued at $1975, along with cash donations of $384. 
  • All donations benefit the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank.

  • Inaugural Family Movie in the Park took place at Haley Park in 2008, and has been hosted there every year since.
  • Over 1200 people came out this year, bringing along nearly 500 pounds of food and $130 in cash donations.
  • All donations benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank.

  • The Arena Soccer field has been the site of Family Movie in the Park since 2009, the year it was first hosted in Nakusp.
  • Nearly 370 pounds of food and $110 cash were collected this year from the over 200 people in attendance. 
  • All donations benefit the Nakusp Food Bank.

Radium Hot Springs
  • This year’s event, the second annual in Radium, was hosted in partnership with the Village of Radium Hot Springs and took place in the heart of the village in Central Park. 
  • Unique in that it’s the only one of the four events that is drive-in style.
  • Close to 250 pounds of food collected, as well as $230 in cash, from the estimated 350 attendees.
  • All donations benefit the Columbia Valley Food Bank. 
All those who attended 2014 Family Movie in the Park are encouraged to post a photo of themselves at the event on the Kootenay Savings Facebook or Twitter pages for the chance to win a DVD copy of The Lego Movie. 

Monday, September 15, 2014


The golf course isn’t booked and the players don’t show, but the money raised by the Phantom Celebrating Health Care Golf tournament, brought to you by Kootenay Savings and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, is the only event in town where you can be a “no-show” and still make a real difference. 

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Last year the charitable campaign, billed as a “phantom” golf tournament, saw generous individuals and business from throughout the Columbia Valley donate over $6,000, which was then matched dollar for dollar by Kootenay Savings, bringing the overall total raised to $13,502.  The funds were then used to help purchase a single CR reader for the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Invermere & District Hospital.  

As the Signature Sponsor, we were so pleased with the success of the inaugural campaign that we're committed to once again matching every donation between now and October 31. And new this year, all donors will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a $500 Kootenay Savings term deposit. 

The great part about a campaign like this is that because there is no actual event, each and every dollar raised goes directly towards buying new equipment for the hospital.  Donations can be made online at, mailed to EKFH at 13 24th Ave N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H9 (payable to East Kootenay Foundation for Health) or at Kootenay Savings Invermere and Radium branches. 

Questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director, at 1-877-489-6481 or Aron Burke, Community Liaison, Kootenay Savings, at 250 368-2683

Thursday, September 4, 2014

RADIUM BRANCH: Classics Car Show BBQ

Join us outside our Radium Hot Springs Branch on Friday, September 19 for a charity BBQ to celebrate the annual Columbia Valley Classics Car Show!

All proceeds from the BBQ will benefit the Brisco Riding Club.  For more information on the BBQ, please contact the branch at 250.342.2290. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Kootenay Savings’ Family Movie in the Park is coming back to Kimberley, Trail, Nakusp and Radium Hot Springs this September!

Come see the blockbuster hit THE LEGO MOVIE and experience the thrill and excitement of watching a movie outdoors under the stars on a state of the art three-storey inflatable screen.

Admission is FREE; please bring a non-perishable food item to support your local food bank.  Remember to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and wear something warm.  Concessions and washroom facilities will be available.

For more information, contact our Community Liaison, Aron Burke at or 250.368.2683, or visit us on facebook at

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

KASLO BRANCH: Fundraising BBQ for Trust for Kids

On Saturday, July 26, our Kaslo Branch is hosting a fundraising BBQ in support of Trust for Kids.  Please join us for lunch and help us help the Trust continue to provide financial help for children requiring medical treatment outside the community.

For more information, please contact the branch at 250-353-2217 or

Thursday, June 26, 2014

CENTRALIZED LENDING: Salvation Army Fundraising Raffle

Get ready for summer BBQ season! Our Centralized Lending Department is currently selling raffle tickets for the chance to win an M&M Meat Shops Prize Pack, a Margarita Basket or a Camping Chair, with all proceeds from the raffle supporting the Greater Trail Salvation Army’s Christmas Family Sponsorship Program. 

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10, and are available at our Trail Branch reception desk or by calling 250.368.2882.

Prize draw will take place on Friday, August 1st. Get your tickets today, before they're gone!

Questions? Please contact 250.368.2882, or email at

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