CREDIT UNION NEWS
Donations for Fort McMurray
We've had a few people inquire about making a donation to help those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. The easiest and safest way to do so is directly through the Canadian Red Cross. You can donate by phone at 1-800-418-1111 or through the Canadian Red Cross website. Click here for the direct link. The Canadian Red Cross will issue you a tax receipt for your donation.
Get Social with the SDCU
The Summerland Credit Union is now on Facebook and Twitter. Like us or follow us to stay up-to-date about what's going on at the credit union; learn more about what we're doing in the community; and find helpful links to articles on money-related topics. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/summerlandcreditunion/ and on Twitter at @Summerland_CU
Grade 12 Bursaries
Did you know the Summerland Credit Union is offering five $1000 bursaries to graduating Grade 12 students? Applicants must be less than 19 years of age at the date of graduation; be an independent member of the SDCU for at least six months prior to this application; demonstrate a financial need and be involved in the community. The deadline is May 31, 2016. For more information, call Sandy Laidman at 250-494-6052, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here. Application forms are available in branch at the front desk. Good luck!
Bike to Work Week Summerland
"Bike to Work Week Summerland" is back this year and it's happening May 30 - June 3! The week-long event is open to everyone. You can bike to work, to a friend's house or to the grocery store - it all counts! Track your kilometres and enter to win some great prizes. During Bike to Work Week, be sure to stop by the Celebration Station located in the new Summerland Library parking lot from 7 - 9am. Just look for the Summerland Credit Union tent. To register, visit www.biketowork.ca/summerland
Get involved in one of Summerland's largest community events! ActionFest is June 3-5, 2016. This family-fun weekend celebrates all things "sports" with a Slo-Pitch Tournanment, Man of Steel Triathlon and Giant's Head Run. There's also food, live entertainment and fireworks. Check out www.summerlandactionfestival.ca for more information.
Summerland Garden Tour
If you're looking for some gardening inspiration, be sure to get your ticket for this year's Summerland Garden Tour presented by the Quest Society for Hearing Enhancement. This self-guided tour happens on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 9am - 3pm, and features nine gardens as well as displays by De Vine Arts members. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Beanery Cafe, the Summerland Chamber of Commerce and Garden Works.
The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race
On your mark, get set, go! The 2016 Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race is back. Build a bathtub and race it from Penticton to Naramata to Summerland. Follow it up with a BBQ party, kids' activities and more at Powell Beach Park. This event is sponsored by the Summerland Yacht Club, with proceeds going to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. Visit www.ogopogobathtubrace.com for more information.
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