Bow Valley Credit Union’s Community Shred

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Calgary 2 for web This past Saturday, October 19th, BVCU hosted their 3rd annual Community Shred Event which took place at our Airdrie East, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, and Cochrane branch locations.  EnviroShred was onsite at each location to dispose of both personal and business confidential documents in a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly manner, and they were a pleasure to work with!   EnviroShred’s friendly and knowledgable staff were happy to show how their trucks disposed of materials and what was left of shredded documents if you wanted to see. 

Canmore 1 for webOn the whole, the Shred Event was a success, and was well attended by members of all communities.  A big thank you to BVCU staff who volunteered their time to host the event, EnviroShred, and our communities who helped make this event a success.

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Tree Planting in Banff in Recognition of 75th Anniversary of Alberta Credit Unions

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KimNational Tree Day, September 25th, was celebrated in a special way this year.  Alberta credit union employees, including representatives from the Bow Valley Credit Union, worked together to plant 75 trees in Central Park.  Notably, there was a commemorative tree planted in front of the Bow Valley Credit Union on Banff Avenue. 

Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen attended the event and did some planting of her own.  She expressed that the tree planting “represents the spirit and resiliency of Banff residents and all Albertans, in the face of adversity.  Mayor Sorensen went on to declare that “It also represents the contribution the Bow Valley Credit Union has made to building our community”.   

LindaGraham Wetter, CEO of Alberta Central speaking on behalf of all Alberta Credit Unions said “we are celebrating our 75th anniversary by planting trees because we care about the future of our communities, and want to be part of their growth and prosperity”.   

Bow Valley Credit Union employees had nothing but positive comments on the event and based on the photos taken, it looks like they had a great time! Kim DesRosiers, the Banff Branch Member Services Manager, observed that “it was great to see the support from other Credit Union communities in Alberta and celebrate the 75 years of Credit Unions in Alberta by giving back to the areas affected by the June floods”.  Additionally, Linda Shultz, Account Manager of the Banff Branch, remarked that it “was a real pleasure to have the opportunity to participate in an initiative that allows us to make such a positive contribution to our beautiful town”.

Valerie Kriston, Senior Account Manager of the Canmore Branch, commented of the event that “the tree planting with Alberta Central was a great experience.  We planted 75 trees in the park, met other Credit Union Staff and worked together to get the task done.  It was a great team building experience with other Bow Valley Staff and an opportunity for us to contribute to the community.  The Support of Mayor Sorenson and the Town of Banff staff made the process simple.  I’m looking forward to seeing our trees grow in the park in the future”.  Valerie’s sentiments are shared by, Greg Buehler, Canmore Branch Manager, who noted that “it was very enjoyable to spend the time with coworkers and make a positive impact on Central Park for now and the future.  Whenever I visit the park, I will be reminded of our (Bow Valley Credit Union) contribution”.


According to those who participated, the tree planting was a lot of fun and a really successful event.  A big thank you goes out to those who represented Bow Valley Credit Union and all Credit Unions in Alberta!

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Banff Receives Trees in Recognition of 75th Anniversary

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Employees from the Alberta credit union system will be planting trees in Central Park and on Banff Avenue today, National Tree Day, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Alberta credit union system, and to aid in the recovery of the community and lift the spirits of its residents impacted by the June floods.

“Alberta’s credit unions belong to the communities they serve, and we want to create a meaningful difference for our members, for our towns and for all of Alberta,” Graham Wetter, CEO of Alberta Central said. “We are celebrating our 75th anniversary by planting trees because we care about the future of our communities, and want to be part of their growth and prosperity. Planting trees in flood-impacted communities is a demonstration of our values and the credit union philosophy.”

A commemorative tree is being planted in front of the Bow Valley Credit Union on Banff Avenue, and 75 saplings will be planted in Central Park by employees of the credit union.

“The tree we’re planting today represents the spirit and resiliency of Banff residents, and all Albertans, in the face of adversity” says Mayor Karen Sorensen. “It also represents the contribution the Bow Valley Credit Union has made to building our community. “

Banff is one of three communities where Alberta credit unions are planting 75 seedling trees and a commemorative tree in each town centre. High River and Okotoks are also receiving the tree donations, as part of Alberta credit unions’ post-flood recovery efforts and their 75th anniversary.

2013 Lilac Festival @ 4th Street

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On Sunday, May 26th, 2013 from 10am-6pm marked the 24th Annual 4th Street Lilac Festival. This free one day event is the start up to Calgary’s vibrant festival season, and encourages citizens to shake off their winter blues and reintroduce themselves to the thriving creative community in our city.

Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching. 4th Street was to host over 500 vendors that vary from artisan crafts, to imported wares, to community organzations.

Staff from Bow Valley Credit Union, Calgary Branch volunteered at the 2013 Lilac Festival.

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Ding Free from® Sea to Sea

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From BC to Newfoundland, credit union members have access to over 1,800 surcharge-free ATMs. Added up, that’s a bigger ATM network than most banks. And it’s all Ding Free®.

Leave ATM surcharges behind you.
We’ve all been dinged by surcharge fees at an ATM that wasn’t our own. But as a member of Bow Valley Credit Union, you don’t have to rely on our ATMs to keep from getting dinged ever again. In fact, you’re part of one of the largest surcharge-free ATM networks in the country.

Surcharges are not the same as transaction or account fees, which would appear on a member’s monthly statement.DingFreePortlet

If members exceed their allowable transactions per month they will be charged the regular transaction fee outlined in the service charge brochure.

Any credit union ATM is your credit union ATM.
Belonging to a national ATM network means you can bank ding free from sea to sea, with access to a national network of surcharge-free ATMs – a network bigger than most banks. Just look for a ding free sign on your ATM, and say goodbye to those pesky surcharge fees.

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