Two upcoming events for our local schools…
How many bottles of water have you enjoyed today? For many adults the answer is staggeringly low. However, if old habits die hard, then the younger people can be encouraged to drink water the better it will be for their health, both now and in the future. Given that reality, it is indeed pleasing to hear that North Valley Credit Union just donated water bottles to the entire student body of PJ Gillen School. The picture above shows Amy MacKenzie and Niki Rink with some of the students. Here’s to your good health children.
In the fall of 2018 North Valley Credit Union decided to propose a matching donation with the proceeds going towards the upgrades required to the football field at the Esterhazy High School. The Warriors needed a far better facility upon which to play their games. NVCU put out a challenge to the community to help with this project and provided $ 10,000.00 towards this worthwhile goal. NVCU expresses its thanks to all those individuals and businesses in our area for meeting this challenge and enabling us to achieve a full match for the donation. On December 20th Donna Overland, President and Roy Spence CEO of North Valley Credit Union presented a cheque for $ 20,050.00 to several individuals from the Esterhazy High School and the Warriors football club.
This donation further illustrates that the support given to the North Valley Credit Union by individuals and businesses in the area is returned to the communities that we serve. This fulfills one of the co-operative principles which is “Concern for Community”. By providing such donations to worthwhile projects within our communities it ensures that everyone can share in the benefits derived from having a successful local credit union.
North Valley Credit Union has awarded two graduating students Post Secondary Scholarships. Kaylee Nagy and Avery Dunster each received $750, and in both cases the funds will go towards advancing their careers in Business Administration. We join NVCU in wishing these young people well as they enter this next phase of life.
North Valley Credit Union’s Stockholm branch recently donated $1000 to Macdonald school. The funds will go towards purchasing Chromebooks for the grade 7 to 9 students. Below is the thank you note from Reg Leidl, Principal of the school.
“The students and staff of Macdonald School would like to thank the Stockholm branch of the North Valley Credit Union for their very generous donation of $1000.00. This money will be used to purchase Chromebooks for the grade 7 – 9 students in the school. The students are part of a distributed learning math pilot project being undertaken by the school and the Good Spirit School Division. This donation helps ensure that all students in grade 7 – 9 will have their own piece of technology to support their learning. Thank you so much!”
In the picture are:- Angie Herperger (NVCU), Reg Leidl (Macdonald School), and Violet Schwitzer (NVCU).