First Credit Union & Insurance is once again excited to be sponsoring the Cumberland Community Schools Society - Reel Youth Film Festival. The Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) works in partnership with the Cumberland Schools, community groups and volunteers to provide educational and support services for students and local residents while increasing the use of our schools. The Reel Youth Film Festival is being hosted by Cumberland youth as a fundraiser for the CCSS Youth Centre. The film night will take place March 2, 2019 at the Cumberland Community School. The Reel Youth Film Festival is a non-profit whose mandate is to empower young voices through media arts. Attached picture includes Craig Keeping (First Credit Union Branch Manager and Kate Ashton CCSS Youth Coordinator).
First Credit Union & Insurance is very excited to support the Powell River Creative Economy and Innovation Initiative with a $2,500.00 donation in support of the work they are doing within the community. The PR Creative Economy and Innovation Initiative seeks to respond to Powell River’s growing innovation demands by mapping potential growth opportunities in the existing cultural sector and creating viable strategies for a community-based innovation/co-working hub. The initiative acts as a space holder and conversation convener between entrepreneurs, makers, techies, artists and cultural innovators in the creative economy, with the intention of becoming the catalyst for the creation of a physical hub-space. Powell River is uniquely positioned with opportunities for an unparalleled creative and innovative economy. In support of this, the PR Creative Economy and Innovation Initiative gather conversations in the community and translate them into accessible information for the development of a community-based innovation hub that will act as the focal point for the creative economy to gather and grow. The long-term outcome of this process is to foster the growth of a responsive entrepreneurial culture that creates impact and sustainable solutions in response to ongoing challenges, while also creating the opportunity for new jobs and business growth. The PR Creative Economy and Innovation Initiative will seek to ensure that current and future entrepreneurs, along with artists and cultural innovators will be able to continue influencing, contributing and building the Creative Economy in Powell River. Find out more about this remarkable organization & project here: http://prinnovationhub.com/
First Credit Union & Insurance is proud to support the Friends of Film Society of Powell River with a donation of $1,500 helping to facilitate the PRFF Adventures in Film Camp. This year, the society is creating a youth festival that runs in March after the main festival, where the camp is the core youth learning opportunity. Approximately 25 students attend the camp, equally divided between Powell River Digital Film School (PRDFS) students and participants from outside of Powell River. They attend master classes from visiting filmmakers, view age appropriate films, and most importantly collaborate with their peers, while mentored by a film professional, to create a 1-minute film that screens at the Festival. Find out more about this exciting community program here: http://www.prfilmfestival.ca/adv...
First Credit Union & Insurance is very excited to help support the great work being done by the Cumberland Community Forest Society. The Cumberland Community Forest Society was formed in 2000 with the mission to purchase and protect the Cumberland Forest for its ecological, historical, economic and recreational values. The Cumberland Forest has given a great deal to our community. Cumberland was built on logging and mining and the Cumberland Forest was a base for both activities. Today an extensive trail network winds its way through the area that is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, runners, naturalists, children and families, school groups, artists and many others. This forest is an integral part of both the Trent and Puntledge Watersheds, feeds Comox Lake, and forms a critical link in an extensive habitat corridor that connects mountains and lakes to the Salish Sea.
First Credit Union & Insurance is proud to support the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PAWS) with a $1,785 donation. PAWS works within the Powell River community to maintain the Sunshine Coast Trail system (old growth areas linked by forested trail corridors), facilitate & execute cabin building, promote recreation and tourism in these areas through publicity and education, and much more. Thank you PAWS for all the work you do to enrich the Powell River community! https://sunshinecoast-trail.com/...
Craig Keeping of First Credit Union & Insurance presents $1000 cheque to Sue Loveless, Executive Director, Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS). The Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) exists to facilitate life-long learning, health and wellbeing through community partnerships and collaborative use of school and community resources for the benefit of our village. CCSS works to address the needs of all age groups, by providing programs for parents & babies, after-school programs, a healthy lunch program, adult education as well as youth programs and services. First Credit Union & Insurance is so happy to be able to help support such a great community organization... Happy Holidays!
First Credit Union & Insurance is excited to be presenting a $1000 cheque to the Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF). This $1000 will be directed to the First Credit Union & Insurance fund with CVCF. First Credit Union & Insurance will continue to grow this fund to help out numerous different charities and organizations in the Comox Valley. Attached picture shows Craig Keeping (First Credit Union Branch Manager) presenting cheque to Jody Macdonald (Executive Director CVCF).
The Comox Valley Community Foundation is a federally registered charitable organization dedicated to enriching lives in the Comox Valley. We do this through innovative and comprehensive solutions to charitable giving, philanthropic leadership and collaboration.
As an endowment-based foundation, the CVCF ensures the long-term vitality of the community by investing funds in perpetuity and using revenue generated to support charitable organizations and other qualified donees (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency).
First Credit Union & Insurance is very excited to sponsor Winterfaire which will be held in Cumberland on Nov 24. Winterfaire supports the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Cumberland Winterfaire will have 75 artisans and crafters over 3 different venues in Cumberland with live music, kids crafts & canteen. Attached is First Credit Union & Insurance Craig Keeping (Branch Manager) presenting $1000 cheque to Michelle and Anna from Cumberland Museum and Archives. More details can be found by going to link below...
It's International Credit Union Day! A heartfelt thank you to our Credit Union Partners here locally and all across Canada. We are inspired by their values and commitment to their members. Community truly is part of their DNA. #PeopleHelpingPeople #ICUDay2018
First Credit Union & Insurance is very excited to donate $1195.85 to the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS). These funds are a combination of concession proceeds and donations from First Credit Union & Insurance Movie Under The Stars. Also, during the First Credit Union & Insurance Movie Under The Stars event First was able to present five $1000 scholarships to five local students. Attached photo shows Kate Ashton (Cumberland Community Schools Society) and Craig Keeping (First Credit Union Branch Manager). Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy this wonderful event!
Congratulations to the Cumberland Community Forest Society and their Forest Footprint Project for being selected as one of the recipients of First Credit Union & Insurance Community Investment Funds! The Forest Footprint Project is a broad based community engagement program exploring the ecological impact of our 'footprint' on the Cumberland Forest as a result of increased use by residents, schools, programs and visitors. The project aims to engage the community in dialogue, education and creative problem solving to reduce our impacts and help ensure the long term ecological integrity of the forests the community has worked so hard to protect. Attached picture includes a number of the kids involved in the project along with project coordinators Meaghan Cursons, Henry Fletcher, and cheque presenter Craig Keeping (First Credit Union & Insurance Branch Manager). First Credit Union & Insurance Community Investment Funds are awarded annually and grow as our business grows in the local communities we serve.
Congratulations to the Cumberland Community Housing Society. The Cumberland Community Housing Society was one of First Credit Union & Insurance Community Investment Fund award recipients for 2018.
The Cumberland Community Housing Society exists to work with the community of Cumberland, it’s municipal government, other agencies and the private sector to help facilitate the development of affordable housing in the village of Cumberland.
The Cumberland Community Housing Society receive $1550 in Community Investment Funds to support their new society. The First Credit Union Community Investment Funds are funds set aside by First Credit Union & Insurance that continue to grow as our business grows. See photo of cheque presentation with Bobby Herron (Cumberland Community Housing Society) and Craig Keeping (Branch Manager First Credit Union).
We're proud to support Texada Island's Run the Rock Marathon! This great event not only promotes health and fitness but also raises funds for the Texada Food Bank. Thanks to the organizers for all your hard work coordinating this event for our community!
Thank you to Powell River Academy of Music for all the work you do to foster artistic talent in our community! We're proud to support an organization that provides accessible opportunities in arts education for students of all ages.
We’re pleased to sponsor the 23rd Powell River Logger Sports in partnership with The Co-operators. PR Logger Sports hosts contestants from all over the world, and is a fun and exciting event for the entire community! Thank you to the organizers for all the work you do to make this event happen.
We teamed up with Volunteer Powell River to present a Volunteer Appreciation Giveaway to highlight the incredible work and tireless efforts of volunteers in our community! We're happy to announce the winner of the draw was Sharon Field from the Powell River Health Care Auxiliary, nominated by Deanna Flichel. Thanks to everyone who nominated a local volunteer, and thank you to all the volunteers for the important and valuable work you do for our community!