Co-op Week & Credit Union Day




October 13th – 19th is Co-op Week!
  Co-op Week  is a time for us to reflect on the contributions the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians! During this week we celebrate the impact that co-operatives have in our communities!  It brings understanding and awareness of the co-operative business model (member-owned and controlled business that operates for the mutual benefit of its members).  The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the tremendous work that credit unions and other financial cooperatives are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more engaged.
 
International Credit Union (ICU) Day® (Oct 17th) celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement.  The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize the hard work and share member experiences.  ICU Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948.
 
This is a day of festivities for credit unions and financial cooperatives globally, the international campaign is Local Service. Global Reach.  We will be promoting this along with our own “Connecting in Crossroads Country!” 

For Co-op Week/Credit Union Day this year, we are  “Connecting in Crossroads Country!”  We  want to take this opportunity to show our members, communities & fellow co-ops how much we care about them!

Crossroads staff will be out and about in our communities during Co-op week, volunteering their time.  You never know where you will see us!  We love giving back and helping out in our communities!

Schedule of Events!

Tuesday, October 15th - “Coffee on Us” – We invite our communities to enjoy “Coffee on Us” in conjunction with Gateway Co-op and Wadena Co-op!   Come on down to the participating Co-op locations and enjoy a FREE coffee on us! Crossroads staff will be there to help serve coffee!

Coffee will be served at Gateway C-op Locations (Canora, Preeceville, Sturgis and Buchanan) from 9:00 a.m. until Noon!

Coffee will be served at Wadena Co-op Gas Bar from 6:00 a.m. until Noon!

Wednesday, October 16th Gateway Co-op (Canora , Sturgis, Preeceville and Buchanan locations) will be holding a BBQ from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Crossroads staff will be on location lending a helping hand!

Wednesday, October 16th Crossroads staff will be "Connecting in their communities."

Thursday, October 17th - Credit Union DayCrossroads will be serving coffee and donuts at all of our branches from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.!  Stop by for a free coffee, donut and a visit!  We would  love to see you!   Fox FM will also be LIVE ON LOCATION from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for the Big Announcement of which project will receive the MAJOR FUNDING of up to $15,000 from the Crossroads Community Investment Fund!  Listen in or stop by your local branch to hear the exciting news!  The announcement of the Major Funding will take place at approximatley 11:40 a.m.!  We will air the through a "Live Facebook Feed."All other CIF recipients will be announced on this day as well.

Thursday, October 17th – Wadena Co-op Pancake Breakfast.  This will be held at the Community Hall on Main Street in Wadena from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Crossroads staff will be lending a helping hand!

Friday, October 18th  - Crossroads staff will once again be "Connecting in their communities."

Friday, October 18th   - Free coffee & dounts at all Gateway Co-op locations from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.!
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