Join us

Squamish Savings celebrates new branch at Chieftain Centre

Squamish Savings celebrates new branch at Chieftain Centre

Vancouver, May 13, 2010: Squamish Savings is marking its official opening of the new Chieftain Centre branch this Saturday with a lively community celebration. 

WHAT:                  Squamish Savings Grand Opening

WHERE:                Chieftain Centre Branch at Chieftain Centre Mall
1325 Pemberton Avenue

WHEN:                 Saturday, May 15, 2010
10:00am – 3:00pm

WHO:                    Members of the Squamish community, Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman, Squamish Savings board members and branch staff

HOW:                    Event goers can enjoy free fun for the whole family including balloon twisters, the chance to win great prizes, all the while tasting food from local eateries The Nest, Naked Lunch, Yiannis Taverna, and Sunflower Bakery and Café. All proceeds from the tastings will be going to the Squamish Youth Resource Centre.  

WHY:                    Squamish Savings has been a fixture in the community for 65 years; the new branch is a consolidation of both the Highlands and Downtown branches. The new branch will continue to support and be active in the local community. In 2009 alone, Squamish Savings contributed $141,000, representing 14 per cent of net income as part of the Shared Success program, to supporting many local organizations and not-for-profit groups, as well as a variety of local area events.

For more information or to contact the Squamish Savings Branch, visit

About Vancity

Vancity is Canada’s largest credit union, with $14.4 billion in assets, more than 414,000 members, and 59 branches throughout Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria and Squamish. Vancity is guided by a commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.

Media Contact:
Vancity Media Relations
Stephanie Vicic