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Posted: January 14, 2021

EKC announces $50,000 Legacy Campaign

The third and final funding to celebrate its 70th

EKC announces the $50,000 Legacy Campaign as the third and final funding for its 70th year $115,000 Celebration!

EKC is offering community groups a chance to be awarded $10,000 for legacy projects! Funds will be granted by the Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood branches, plus there will be a regional award.

EKC’s Board of Directors initiated the 70th Anniversary Celebration in honour of its 70th Anniversary and to continue support for strong, local communities. The additional $45,000 resulted from EKC’s strong financial year and commitment to support community groups who have felt the impact of COVID-19.

EKC’s Positive Contributions Campaign gave back $20,000 last fall. Each of the following groups received $2,500:

Branch Out Society in Fernie;

Michel-Natal Branch #081 in Sparwood;

Caregivers Network for the East Kootenay Seniors in Cranbrook;

Wapiti Ski Club in Elkford;

Twin Meadows Animal Rescue Society in Fernie;

Sparwood Community Response Network in Sparwood;

Computer Donation Program in Cranbrook;

Elkford Housing Society in Elkford.

EKC’s December 14 Anniversary Donations gave back $45,000. Each of the following groups received $15,000:

  • The Foundry East Kootenay supported by East Kootenay Foundation for Health and Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services
  • KEYSA’s Multi-Sport Indoor Facility
  • Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies to support Cranbrook’s Salvation Army food program.

Like in 1950, EKC’s Board of Directors (pictured above) believes there is a better way to bank. As a local, strong credit union, EKC is here for its members and their communities. EKC encourages community groups to apply for the $50,000 Legacy Campaign by February 3, 2021.

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