Credit Union Day 

Celebrating over 100 Years of the Credit Union Difference!

Thursday, October 21st is International Credit Union Day! #ICUDAY

This is a day that celebrates the credit union movement.  This day is recognized to reflect on the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize hard work and share member experiences.  Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948.  The theme this year is “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow.”  

Although we would love to celebrate in-branch with our members, we want to keep everyone safe, so due to the current pandemic we will not be holding an in-branch events.

To celebrate Credit Union Day and the credit union differenceFox FM will be LIVE ON LOCATION at the Canora branch from 10:30am – 1:30pm talking about Credit Union Day and Co-op week. We will also be making the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT of which project had the most votes from the online member voting and will receive $15,000 towards their project from the Community Investment Fund.  Will it be Canora Composite School, Canora Fire Brigade or Canora Leisure Services?  We will also announce other projects will receive funding! The BIG ANNOUNCEMENT will take place at approximatley 11:20am on FOX FM as well as live streamed on our Facebook Page.  Be sure to tune in!

We are also currently holding a Credit Union Day colouring contest for the elementary students in Preeceville, Sturgis, Invermay, Canora and Wadena.  The randomly selected winner from each school will receive $150 towards Scholastics books for his/her class and an individual prize package!   We are looking forward to seeing all the colouring pages!   

Crossroads will also be doing a Virtual Presentation to some of the elementary school students on October 19th entitled Money $ense Jr.  This is a 30 minutes presentation geared to those students in Grade 3-5. The presentation focuses on different aspects of money and helps children make $ense of it! 

October 17th – 23rd is also Co-op Week!

Every year co-operatives and the people behind them celebrate the co-operative movement and values in Canada.  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.  Crossroads is proud to be a Co-operative! The Co-op theme this year is Embracing the future with Cooperation. 

To Learn More about Co-op Week click here!