Monday, May 4, 2015

JEANS FOR KIDS: BC Children's Hospital Foundation Jeans Day

For 25 years now the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) has held an annual Jeans Day to help raise money towards providing the essential services, research and advanced technology necessary to make leading pediatric care accessible to our province’s one million children.

By purchasing a $5 button or $20 lapel pin, Kootenay Savings’ employees could show their support for BC Children's Hospital by wearing jeans to work last Thursday in celebration of Jeans Day 2015.

This year alone for Jeans Day we collected $1220 to help out the kids at the Hospital, carrying on our proud tradition of supporting quality healthcare both locally and provincially!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

YES CAMP: The Adventure of a Lifetime!

A week at the YES Camp is a summer experience like no other, and again this year Kootenay Savings wants to sponsor FOUR Kootenay-area youth to attend the camp for the adventure of a lifetime!

YES Camp is an amazing week long leadership experience at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. Focusing on the themes of self-awareness, co-operation, communication, leadership and global awareness, YES Camp provides participants with real skills to use at home and in their communities.

YES Camp also includes a ton of fun and exciting group activities, and participants have the opportunity to be a part of planning their week. There are always lots of games and events happening, including ultimate frisbee, soccer, swimming, improv theatre, talent shows, dancing, and arts and crafts.

The camp is focused on building self-esteem and confidence in a tight community of youth. Participants leave having made friends they will keep forever. The YES Camp is a life-changing experience and an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and spend a week having fun!

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2015, so don’t delay!  Click on the links below for more information:
QUESTIONS?  Please email

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


TOMORROW IS EARTH DAY!  Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is a worldwide event held to increase awareness and inspire appreciation of Earth and its natural environment, as well as provide the opportunity for positive actions and results.

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and saw more than 20 million people participate across the globe.  Today, more 500 million people in over 175 countries observe the day!

What can you do to think green and celebrate Earth Day?  The possibilities are endless!  Here’s just a few…
  • Turn off the lights when not in use.
  • Try not to print documents unless you have to.  Print double-sided whenever you do print.
  • Carpool, bike or take public transportation to work.
  • Drop off old electronics for recycling.  Many elementary schools collect old electronics as a fundraiser, or you can take them to your local recycling depot.
  • Talk to your local Kootenay Savings branch about the benefits of eStatements, online and mobile banking, then sign up!
Learn more about Earth Day 2015 at

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Visit a Kootenay Savings branch next Wednesday, April 8 to experience first-hand our second annual Putting Members First event.

Our CEO, Vice Presidents and Corporate Managers are excited to spend the day working alongside our branch and department employees.  They'll learn first-hand how our employees are making a difference to our members, and what we can do to provide seamless service so that it's easy for you to do business with us.  They'll uncover opportunities where we can improve at every interaction, in every location and at any given time.

We want to hear from you!  Let us know how we can make your service experience smooth and simple.  We're committed to serving you better and improving each member's financial life.