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Archived In the News 2017 2016

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Coast Capital Savings makes $1,500 donation to Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
(Kelowna Capital News)

The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank recieves $1,500 out of a $75,000 donation from Coast Capital Savings to food banks across British Columbia.

December 20, 2017
Coast Capital donates $14,000 to Surrey Food Bank
(Surrey Leader Now)

The Surrey Food Bank receives $14,000 of the $75,000 being donated to food banks across British Columbia – the largest local donation.

December 17, 2017
Coast Capital Savings make significant contributions to Sources Langley Food Bank
(Langley Times)

Sources Langley Food Bank gets a big Christmas boost from Coast Capital Savings: $8,000 out of a total of $75,000 donated to food banks across B.C.

December 20, 2017
Maple Ridge youth wants to give back after receiving education award
(Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News)

The Coast Capital Savings award helps students who have faced hardships in their life while succeeding in school.

December 4, 2017


Forty companies and five CEOs awarded for their commitment to culture (Waterstone Human Capital)

Waterstone Human Capital announces the 2017 winners of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and Canada’s Most Admired CEO program. Now in its 14th year, the program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for embracing cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

November 23, 2017
Opinion: Improving financial literacy in Canada (Vancouver Sun)

Coast Capital CEO Don Coulter says financial literacy month is a good time for the financial services industry – along with government, schools, community organizations, and other private-sector collaborators – to review how we help Canadians better manage, save, grow, and protect their money.

November 21, 2017
West Van grad receives education award (North Shore News)

William Honcharuk is enjoying his first university semester away from home with a lightened financial load. The West Vancouver Secondary grad recently received a $2,500 award from Coast Capital Savings, which he put toward his first tuition instalment at the University of Western Ontario.

November 15, 2017
On having heart through heart disease (Parksville Qualicum Beach News)

Erica Friesen, a member of the Mt. Arrowsmith ski patrol (and a director) recently won a Coast Capital Savings award after years of athletics and volunteering despite living with two medical conditions. The money will fund her post-secondary goal of becoming a pediatric nurse.

November 3, 2017


Youth Get It Education Awards winners include Langley teen (Aldergrove Star)

Coast Capital is awarding $47,500 to 18 students in the Fraser Valley region through the credit union’s Youth Get It Education Awards. All told, Coast Capital Savings awarded $152,500 to 60 B.C. students through the program.

October 28, 2017
Coast Capital Savings building an award winning intricate build (Journal of Commerce)

The new signature Coast Capital Savings building with its crest-wave design challenged Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) members during construction, but upon completion, the unique headquarters has stacked up six 2017 VRCA Silver Awards of Excellence.

October 23, 2017
The first jobs – and lessons learned – of eight Canadian business leaders (The Globe and Mail)

The entrepreneurial spirit is deeply ingrained in most successful business people. What can we learn from them? Mr. Coulter says the common thread is that a work ethic is important, and no job is beneath you.

October 8, 2017


Boys and Girls Club benefits from backyard renovation (Nanaimo News Bulletin)

The backyard at the Boys and Girls Club got an extreme makeover this week. About 85 workers from Coast Capital Savings combined team-building with charitable work to freshen up the grounds at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island on Fifth Street on Friday.

September 22, 2017


Coast Capital a step closer to operating Canada-wide (Business in Vancouver)

Coast Capital Savings was granted provincial approval on August 14 to operate nationwide so it can serve customers who move to other cities as well as small business owners who may open offices in other parts of Canada.

August 15, 2017


Fleetwood entrepreneur focused on 360-degree tours of real estate properties (BC Local News)

Kathie-Lee Pugsley is the top winner of this year's Coast Capital Savings Youth Entrepreneurship Award, which comes with $5,000 in funding for her fledgling company, Focused Interiors (

July 18, 2017
Over 120,000 celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Surrey Canada Day (Indo-Canadian Voice)

Surrey’s free Canada Day–presented by Coast Capital Savings, celebration drew the largest attendance numbers in its history, hosting over 120,000 people throughout the day.

July 4, 2017


‘Helping Heroes' hand out goodwill in Kelowna (Global News)

The Okanagan Boys & Girls Club downtown Kelowna youth centre saw a visit from the Coast Capital Savings 'Helping Heroes' on Wednesday. Employees dressed up as superheroes and handed out backpacks filled with personal items.

June 14, 2017
Buddy gives boost to mental health (Parksville Qualicum Beach News)

BoosterBuddy was initially funded by Coast Capital Savings through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation and created in partnership with Island Health. The most recent gift from Coast Capital allowed developers to build on the positive feedback from both app users and mental health professionals.

June 8, 2017


B.C.-based Coast Capital building the 'credit union of the future' (

Coast Capital has been nominated for ITWC's Digital Transformation Awards (DTAs) and is well on its way to implementing what it calls a "high-end digital strategy" expected to expand its 532,000-member base by another 50,000 over the next five years.

May 25, 2017
Mental health app gets boost (Sooke News Mirror)

BoosterBuddy, a mobile app for youth dealing with mental health challenges, has been updated to improve the game experience, through funding from Coast Capital Savings.

May 22, 2017
SFU receives $1 million from Coast Capital Savings for student program (Surrey Now-Leader)

Simon Fraser University has received a $1 million gift from Coast Capital Savings to help fund Western Canada’s first university business “student incubator” over the next five years.

May 12, 2017
Pair of Port Alberni RCMP riders named to Tour de Rock (Alberni Valley News)

This year’s team includes riders from almost every part of the island, including Beth O’Connor and Dave Boyce from Port Alberni, and Marcel Midlane from Ucluelet. The team members will all receive their Coast Capital Savings training jerseys and their Trek bikes during the announcement on Friday.

May 4, 2017
Surrey’s Canada Day party just got bigger, with headliner Hedley, Magic! and others announced (Peace Arch News)

Presented by Coast Capital Savings, this year’s family-friendly celebration is billed as the largest Canada Day event in Western Canada, with attendance expected to surpass 100,000 people.

May 3, 2017


Insurers playing a role amid rising emphasis on mental health (Benefits Canada)

B.C. credit union Coast Capital Savings has created a daylong workshop for its staff in leadership positions, says Lyne Moussa, the company’s wellness, safety and disability manager. By the end of the year, the company plans to offer a condensed version to all staff.

April 11, 2017


Prestigious Literature Prize launched BC-wide youth creative writing contest(Darpan)

Peter Roberts, Coast Capital Savings VP of Business Banking, as presenting sponsor for this, first of its kind, creative writing contest for students studying Punjabi in Grade 11 & 12 welcomed this opportunity to encourage youth to explore their roots and share their stories for all to enjoy.

March 2, 2017


Story behind pink shirts (Castanet)

Coast Capital Savings is a presenting sponsor of CKNW’s Pink Shirt Day. The creator of Pink Shirt Day, an international day for anti-bullying, came for a visit to Kelowna.

February 21, 2017
The importance of wearing pink (Kelowna Daily Courier)

Coast Capital Savings is a presenting sponsor of CKNW’s Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt Day co-founder Travis Price spoke at an assembly of about 1,000 students at Rutland Senior Secondary School on Monday morning.

February 20, 2017
Novel, inexpensive hearing aid wins SFU’s Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize (SFU News)

A Simon Fraser University venture that is poised to disrupt the global hearing aid market has taken the best overall $30,000 prize at the University’s annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition.

February 17, 2017


Credit union celebrates opening (Kelowna Capital News)

Coast Capital Savings presented a $15,000 donation to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club to support their Youth Nutrition Program during the Coast Capital Savings Kelowna branch housewarming event.

January 24, 2017

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