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Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour

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This past weekend on May 24th and 25th, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Bow Valley Credit Union Classic was held at the Banff Springs Golf Course. Being the title sponsor for this fantastic event is something that Bow Valley Credit Union is very proud of.  Dan, the Banff Branch Manager, and Kim, the Banff Member Service Manager, were on hand to take in the competition and help give out prizes at the end of the tournament.

Dan, Kim, and BVCU signThe beautiful scenery of the course was part of the experience for the 100 young golfers from Western Canada who attended tournament to compete for titles in four divisions plus the chance to be shortlisted for MJT Team Canada to the Srixon International Junior Classic in New South Wales, Australia this October.

To add to the weekend’s excitement, there was a 30 minute delay during round one when a grizzly bear walked onto a fairway after a group of girls had teed off, and just in case that wasn’t enough wildlife, a herd of elk who reside on the course also made an appearance, although they didn’t hold up the competition.

Beautiful Alberta: 2015 Credit Union Calendar & Photo Contest

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2015 Alberta CU Calendar ContestThis annual photo contest is open to all credit union members and staff! Photographs may be of any subject, but need to be digital, in horizontal format, have to be taken in Alberta, and must be at least 2000 *1500 pixels (3 megapixels).

There are some very exciting prizes and many opportunities to win!

Early Bird Prize: drawn from all valid entries received by June 18 – Retro Series Kettle Popcorn Popper (value $125).

Member Participation Prize: drawn from all valid entries received by midnight July 28, 2014 – Zoom Energy Bar portable charging device (value $110)

Viewer’s Choice Prize: most votes received through online voting survey – photo credit in calendar and a GoPro Silver Camera (value $369)

12 Calendar Photo Prizes: chosen through online voting survey – photo credit in calendar and a $50 Visa gift card.

4 Runner-Up Prizes: chosen through online voting survey – photo credit in calendar and a $15 iTunes card.

The contest closes July 28, 2014. Email your photos to supplies@centralpurchasing.ca or drop a CD off at your local BVCU branch. The following info needs to accompany your photo: your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, the name and location of the photo, the season the photo was taken, and the name and branch of your credit union.

A selection of photos will be shortlisted by Albert Central based on artistic and technical quality and displayed on Survey Monkey from August 8 to 24, so that you can vote for your favourite photos. Winning photos will be used in the 2015 Alberta Central Credit Union calendar and to promote this contest next year. Winners agree to grant exclusive rights to Alberta Central for this period.

Happy photographing!

2013 Alberta CU Calendar Contest Winning Photo

2013 Alberta Credit Union Calendar Contest winner – Marko Stavric

 

Sponsorship and the Rocky Mountain Hockey Challenge

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Bow Valley Credit Union is pleased to announce that for being a corporate sponsor and assisting in the Rocky Mountain Hockey Challenge, hosed by MP Blake Richards, that we were recognized this month with a $10,000 grant from Concentra Financial, as part of its’ emPOWERING Your Communities campaign.

The charity event was selected by Concentra from a pool of over 70 initiatives across Canada, as local project championed by a credit union that embodied credit union values and demonstrated leadership within the community.

Held annually since 2008, the annually held Rocky Mountain Hockey Challenge has raised over $280,000 for victims’ services groups through the Bow Valley including Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, and Airdrie.

Richards has said that Bow Valley Credit Union has been a key to their success. “I’m incredibly honoured to have had the opportunity to raise critically needed funds for Victims Services in my riding,” said Richards. “I am especially thankful to Larry Bohn and the Bow Valley Credit Union for their long standing support of our initiative.”

“We’ve been a proud partner with Blake in supporting Victims’ Services for six years now,” said Larry Bohn, President and CEO of the Bow Valley Credit Union. “I’m very excited to receive this national recognition and look forward to continuing our contribution to this important cause.”

This year’s charity event in support of Victims Services has been tentatively planned for the second week of September.

Come on In!

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Effective June 7th, 2014, Bow Valley Credit Union’s Cochrane Branch will be open on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm!

Cochrane is a flourishing town and Bow Valley Credit Union is expanding our service hours to evolve with this growth.  We are committed to making sure that BVCU is here to support the growing needs of Cochrane and our members.

We look forward to seeing you more often at our Cochrane Branch!

Pretty in Pink: Standing Up Against Bullying

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This past Wednesday, February 26th was Anti-Bullying Day.  Bow Valley Credit Union stands firm with so many organizations and individuals who speak out against bullying.

In 2007, Travis Price and his friend, David Shepherd, who were in Grade 12 at the time, bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after one of their male classmates at their Annapolis Valley, N.S., school was bullied for wearing pink (for more information, visit http://www.pinkshirtday.ca).  The daylong campaign aims to raise awareness about bullying and serves as a reminder that anti-bullying is more than simply not being a bully.  Everyone has a duty to stand up for others as well – staying silent on the matter might be easier but that doesn’t solve the problem.

Bullying is pervasive and destructive.  Nobody can claim that they don’t know what bullying is, or that it’s wrong.  As one of our staff members in the Cochrane branch has said: “I have seen how bullying effects some of the people I love and have taken a stand to my children that it is unacceptable for anyone to be treated badly because they may be ‘different’.”

We encourage everyone to stand against bullying and be the positive change in the world that we would like to see.

Cochrane  Branch Anti-Bullying Day February 26.14