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EKC announces $50,000 Legacy Campaign as part of 70th anniversary

The East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) has announced its $50,000 Legacy Campaign as the third and final round of funding for its 70th-year celebration.

EKC said it celebrated its 70th year in operation by donating $115,000 to community organizations.

The last round of funding will allow community groups to have the chance to be awarded $10,000 for legacy projects.

Funds will be granted by the Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood branches, along with a regional award.

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“EKC’s Board of Directors initiated the 70th Anniversary Celebration in honour of its 70th Anniversary and to continue support for strong, local communities,” said the EKC.

Interested groups must be a part of the EKC or become a member by the application deadline of February 3rd.

In the fall, EKC spread $20,000 to eight groups, with each receiving $2,500. The groups included:

  • 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.

The EKC said it also gave out $45,000 to three groups on December 14th as part of its Anniversary Donations. The groups included:

  • 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.
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