Wednesday, October 29, 2014

YOU'RE INVITED: Let's Talk Planned Giving

Please join our MoneyWorks Certified Financial Planner, John Merlo, on Wednesday, November 12 for an evening of information and insight as we discuss the growing phenomenon of planned giving in Canada and how it can play an integral part of your planning, investment and estate activities.

Topics of discussion will include:
  • The growing trend of planned giving in Canada.
  • Various methods of incorporating planned giving into your investment strategy and estate plan.
  • Related tax benefits associated with planned giving.
  • How planned giving can create a legacy with the LeRoi Community Foundation.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

SPOOKtacular Pumpkin Fest Costume Contest

The City of Trail's SPOOKTACULAR PUMPKIN FEST is invading the Esplanade in Trail on Saturday, October 25 and we want to see your scariest, most creative and original costumes as part of our annual Kootenay Savings Spooktacular 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 25 - Judging begins at 3:30pm
Where: Jubliee Park on the Esplanade Main 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. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CARE WEAR: Putting Our Money Where Our Heart Is

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 - nearly $24,000 - to help support worthy causes they hold near and dear to them.

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Click here to read all the latest news on Care Wear, Credit Union Day and the recently unveiled My CU Matters campaign.

Friday, October 10, 2014

SOUTH SLOCAN BRANCH: Baking a Difference

Next Friday, October 17, 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.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Celebrating Health Care Phantom Visits Radium Branch

The second annual Celebrating Health Care Phantom Campaign kicked off in the Columbia Valley on September 1 and continues through to October 31.  The donation drive, a joint partnership between Kootenay Savings and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, is billed as a “phantom” golf tournament, and will see all proceeds collected benefit the EKFH and the Invermere & District Hospital Fund.  

To date over $3,200 in donations have been received, with three weeks still remaining in the campaign.  On the October 31 deadline Kootenay Savings will match each and every donation made, and all donors will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a $500 Kootenay Savings term deposit.

This week representatives at the Kootenay Savings Radium branch report that a very ominous golfer took up residence in the branch in an effort to help raise the profile of the campaign.   It was also overheard that the mysterious Phantom won’t discuss the fundraiser personally but instead encourages all visitors and members to talk with one of the helpful Kootenay Savings branch staff. 

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?  Please 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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Our Fruitvale and Castlegar branches are collecting donations for the Fruitvale Food Bank between now and October 31. Help us put food on the plates and smiles on the faces of those in need by dropping off a non-perishable or canned goods donation! 

For more info, please contact the respective branches.