BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings team up for BC athletes

BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings team up for BC athletes

Author: BC Games Society/Tuesday, November 19, 2013/Categories: 2013 News, Partners

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The BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings announced today a new three-year Corporate Partnership that will support the BC Summer and BC Winter Games and recognize BC’s best young developing athletes.

As part of the agreement, Coast Capital Savings will be the Official Financial Institution sponsor, beginning with the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games. The investment delivers on Coast Capital Savings’ promise to help build a richer future for youth in our communities, says Wendy Lachance, Director of Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings.

“We want to help provide young people access to sport and the benefits it brings. While competition is the backbone of the Games, at its heart are the spirit of competition, camaraderie and friendship, teamwork, and the setting of goals for individual and community excellence. We are honoured to partner with the BC Games family to promote these shared values,” says Lachance.

Included in the partnership an awards program has been created to offer financial support to B.C.’s young athletes over the next three games. The awards will provide 16 athletes with a $500 Coast Capital Savings bursary for their educational and athletic pursuits.

“Partnering with a company that shares our values of supporting youth and community is a great endorsement of the work we are so passionate about,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “We welcome Coast Capital Savings to our family of Corporate Partners and look forward to working together to create exceptional experiences for everyone at the BC Games.”

The Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games will take place July 17-20 and will feature up to 3900 athletes, coaches and officials from across British Columbia. Competition will take place in 19 sports at venues throughout the Nanaimo area.

About the BC Games Society
The BC Games Society is the leadership organization that guides the BC Winter and BC Summer Games and prepares Team BC for national muti-sport Games. Since 1978, the BC Games have taken place in 38 communities and brought together thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators in celebration of sport and community excellence. It is a milestone event that people count as an exceptional experience where memories, friendships, spirit, and pride are abundant. To learn more visit www.bcgames.org.

About Coast Capital Savings

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union is Canada's largest credit union by membership with 504,000 members, total assets under administration of $14.6 billion and 50 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution
and the country's most flexible mortgage product, the You're the Boss™ Mortgage, which was named 2010 Mortgage of the Year by canadianmortgagetrends.com. Coast Capital offers one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. It is a member of Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club and an Imagine Canada Caring Company. To learn more, visit www.coastcapitalsavings.com.



Lia Threlfall
Communications Manager
BC Games Society
W: 250-387-4688
C: 250-812-3887

Erin McKinley
Senior Media Relations Advisor
Coast Capital Savings
Ph: 604.517.7657

Photo credit: Dirk Heydemann
Coast Capital Savings staff pictured above from L to R: Raj Wirk, Director, Commercial Banking, Lisa de Leeuw, Chief Customer Experience Officer - Aulds Road, Gerry Eaton, Manager, Community Relations & Events, & Wendy Lachance, Director Community Leadership

Raj Wirk, Director, Commercial Banking making the announcement on November 19 in Nanaimo.


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