Thursday, September 22, 2016

We're a Best of Business Award Winner!

Thank you to the readers of Kootenay Business Magazine for once again recognizing us as one of the Kootenays' best businesses!

For the 19th year running the magazine invited readers to help choose the winners of their ‘Best of Business Awards’, which recognize exceptional businesses throughout the region - and a number of our locations brought home the hardware!

In the Credit Union category, our Castlegar, Fruitvale, Kaslo, South Slocan and Trail branches were all honoured with Platinum Awards, while our Invermere and Kimberley branches were recognized with Gold Awards.

Congratulations all the other honourees and thank you to each and every one of our employees for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our Member Experience Strategy, ensuring we continue to be the best provider of financial services and the best place to work in the communities we serve.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Outdoor Movie Nights Pack the Parks!

Our annual Outdoor Movie Nights attracted over 4000 movie-goers of all ages to their local parks to enjoy one of this summer’s biggest hits, Finding Dory!

Held Friday, September 9 in Kimberley and Trail and Saturday, September 10 in Nakusp and Radium Hot Springs, the events were free to attend.  Rather than pay to see the film, which was projected onto a massive three-storey tall inflatable screen, everyone was instead encouraged to bring a donation for their local food bank.

2016 Outdoor Movie Night Quick Facts:

•  Outdoor Movie Night has been held at Coronation Park every year since its debut in 2009.
•  Over 1100 people attended this year
•  Food collected valued at $1400 dollars, along with cash donations of $590.
•  All donations benefit the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank.

•  First Movie Night took place at Haley Park in 2008, and has been hosted there every year since.
•  Over 2300 people came out this year - a new record for the Trail event.
•  Value of the food collected is estimated at over $8000, along with $335 in cash donations. 
•  All donations benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank.

•  The Arena Soccer field has been the site of Movie Night since the first event in 2009.
•  Just shy of 4000 pounds of food and $95 in cash was collected from approximately 200 attendees. 
•  All donations benefit the Nakusp and Area Food Bank.


•  This year’s event, the 4th annual in Radium, was hosted at Legends Field.
•  Food valued at a total of $1300 was donated, as well as $85 in cash, from the 500-plus people in attendance.
•  All donations benefit the Columbia Valley Food Bank. 

To see a selection of photos from all four Movie Nights, check out our facebook page.  

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Kootenay Savings’ Outdoor Movie Night is coming back to Kimberley, Trail, Nakusp and Radium Hot Springs this September!

Come see one of the summer's biggest hits - FINDING DORY - and experience the thrill and excitement of watching a movie outdoors under the stars on a 30 foot tall inflatable screen.  We'll also have games & activities happening at the parks, so be sure to come out early for some fun prior to the movie hitting the big 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.

Questions?  Contact our Community Liaison, Aron Burke at or 250.368.2683, or visit us on Facebook.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Bank how you want, when you want, where you want. What more could you want?  We offer so many ways to keep you connected wherever you go and save you time and money.  Seamless service. Unmatched security and support. Oh, and did we mention you could WIN an iPad Air? 

Online, by phone, mobile app, text, ATM or face to face…what are your favourite ways to bank? Get creative and tell us or send us a photo showing us how you like to bank at Kootenay Savings. 
Enter on Facebook, Twitter, in person or by email at  Use hashtag #tellushowyoubank and you could win!

Contest ends September 30, 2016.  One grand prize of an iPad Air valued at $500.  See the full contest rules here.