Thursday, December 18, 2014


Since 2003, we’ve produced our very own Kids’ Community Calendar featuring artwork from elementary and middle schools through the Kootenays. Each year we invite students in kindergarten to grade seven to submit artwork specific to a certain theme, with the goal of creating a beautiful calendar for our communities that gives kids a chance to showcase their talents.

The quality of the artwork year after year is always exceptional, making the task of paring down the mountain of entries we receive to the ones we feature in the calendar quite a challenge.  For participating in the program, eligible schools receive $500 to put towards art supplies, field trips and other enrichment activities.

With the start of the school year delayed this past September, we weren’t able to partner directly with the schools as we have in the past.  Instead, the works of art we have chosen to feature in our 2015 calendar, “Kootenay Kids are Right on the Money”, are past winners from previous years.  These illustrations were right on the money for the themes they depicted and we hope you enjoy seeing them again.

We look forward to continuing our calendar program for years to come.  The quality of the calendar would not be the same without the talented young artists and hardworking teachers that live in our communities.

The calendars are now available in all our branches.  Pick up your FREE copy today, before they're gone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Caleb Fuder (son of Josh Fuder and Azalea Lloyd of Nelway) was born on November 5, 2014 at a healthy 6lbs 15ozs.

Not long after birth, baby Caleb was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, which affects his lungs and respiratory function. He must now be taken to the BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver for a battery of tests and examinations from an array of specialists.

Hope Air, a unique national charity that arranges free flights for Canadians who need non-emergency healthcare not available in their local communities, is generously providing funding to transport Caleb and one parent back and forth to Vancouver over the next few months. However, there are many other additional costs associated with Caleb's condition, required treatment, travel and accomodations.

If you would like help Caleb and his family in their time of need, donations by cash or cheque can be made at our Salmo Branch. 

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! For additional information, please contact Caleb's Grandma at 250-357-9902 or the Salmo Branch at 250-357-2281. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Kootenay Savings!

The Christmas spirit is in full swing at Kootenay Savings again this year!  From taking part in annual community parades, to supporting community light-up festivals, to helping with fundraising, collecting and purchasing gifts and food for less fortunate families, we've been spreading good cheer throughout the Kootenays!  

Click on the image below to view our 2014 Holiday eGreeting. 

Monday, November 24, 2014


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 twelve young super savers - six from each age category - to receive a $250 term deposit!*  We’ll also highlight their achievements and share their tips for success on our Facebook page, Twitter feed and community blog!

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 Wednesday, December 31, 2014.  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.