Support the Keremeos rodeo parade and local food bank

Employees from Valley First’s Keremeos branch will be collecting donations for Feed the Valley during the Keremeos rodeo parade on May 23.

“The rodeo parade is a proud feature of our community,” says Valley First’s Josie VanDiemen. “So is the food bank. Collecting donations during the parade is a great way for us to support the parade and food bank.”

Branch employees have entered a small float in the parade. Part of their entry includes Feed the Valley shopping carts which will be used to collect non-perishable items for the Cawston-Keremeos area food bank. Cash donations are also welcomed.

Launched in March 2010, Feed the Valley is a corporate citizenship program created by Valley First. In its first year, Feed the Valley raised more than $180,000 and collected 8,000 kilograms of food donations for food banks throughout the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson regions.

Valley First is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, which has 37 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat and Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. First West has approximately $6.2 billion in assets under administration, 167,000 members and 1,300 employees.