Show Us Your Canada

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Back by popular demand, Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) will be running a photo contest for the 2018 Calendar Program. The purpose of the competition is to encourage credit union members across the country to submit photographs they feel best depicts Canada as seen through their eyes.


Voting will take place via a public poll between May 17th—24th and winners will be notified on June 1st. For full contest details, including the rules and regulations, photo specifications, and submission form can be found here.



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Contest Deadline: October 7th

How to enter: use social media to share why you love your Credit Union, using the hashtag #bankoneachother. Entrants are required to fill out an online form on to complete their entry.

Prizes: Grand prize winner will receive $500 cash, and each of the 5 runners–up will receive $100 cash.

Winners announced on October 20th, Credit Union Day!

For full contest rules and regulations, visit or


2017 Calendar Contest Time

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FieldIt is time to get out your camera and get snap happy!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Canada’s Credit Unions invite you to have your painting or picture featured in the 2017 Canadian Credit Union Calendar!

In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) will be running a photo/art contest for the 2017 Calendar Program. You are invited to submit a photograph or painting depicting Canada in its 150th year.

Regional calendars will be produced with winning works. In addition, the top winners of each region will then be selected for our National Calendar.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: May 31st, 2016.  Voting will take place via a public poll between June 8 to June 17, 2016, and winners will be announced on June 20th.

We look forward to seeing your photos and sharing the final product with you in October on Credit Union Day!


  • Images must be received in JPG or TIFF files at 300 dpi (or 3600 x 2700 pixels)
  • Images must be submitted in landscape (horizontal) format and be in colour
  • The location of the scene featured and your name needs to be part of the file name
  • Please submit your photo and submission form to
  • Attach the submission form, which can be downloaded here. Please do not send more than two images.
  • For rules, regulations and submission guidelines, please visit here. Please note that submissions are open to members of any credit union or coopératives financières that are members of CCUA.

First Goal Hockey Program

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The Bow Valley Credit Union is happy to announce that our First Goal Hockey Program is in full swing.  The program introduced this Fall allows young hockey players to come here to our community website ( after they have scored their first goal to record the details. The Credit Union then makes a personalized puck that has the player’s name, team they play for, and the date the scored all on the puck.

What’s next? Stay tuned! Coming soon will be a contest which everyone who has scored their first goal will be able to enter.  The winner will get a pair of tickets to a Calgary Flames game in 2016.

The Cochrane Stealth Novice Team after team some members received their First Goal Puck on November 22, 2015.

The Cochrane Stealth Novice Team after team some members received their First Goal Puck on November 22, 2015.


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BVCU - The SummitOn September 2nd, 8 teams encompassing all Bow Valley Credit Union branch locations and the Administration Office started off on a trek to “the Summit”.

For 28 days participating staff walked, ran, aerobicized, and played sports, getting off their chairs and couches to help create awareness and raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Alberta.

The challenge to take 10,000 steps or an equivalent in a physical activity each day is not as easy as you think!

A special thank you to all of our staff individually and together as teams who volunteered to participate in STEPTEMBER 2015! As a Credit Union we traveled 6,504 kilometers with 8,535,805 steps in total!

Together we raised $2,127.00 and counting  (donations can still be made until November 1st) in support of children and adults with Cerebral Palsy in Alberta! Thank you to all staff, family, and friends who donated.

While the challenge is over, don’t stop moving! This was an eye opener to many of us how little we move each day when confined in an office or at a desk. We encourage everyone to challenge themselves each day to continue on in living an active and healthy lifestyle.

Thank you again to all who helped make STEPTEMBER in Bow Valley a success!

BVCU 10,000 Steps

Business After Hours

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Mark your calendars to attend Business After Hours!
Bow Valley Credit Union is hosting this event at the Cochrane branch.  This is a casual, no charge, two-hour drop in event includes business to business’ exhibitors, door prizes, food, refreshments and plenty of networking opportunities.  Bring your business cards!

Date: Wednesday May 27
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: 212-5th Avenue West

Host:  Bow Valley Credit Union
Organizing Partners:  Cochrane Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures Centre West