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We welcome media inquiries and speaking engagements. Please contact First West's media relations team at the info below, or email

Jason Brown | Manager, Media Relations
TEL: 604-539-7415  CELL: 604-319-1211

Brian Bevilacqua | Sr. Manager, Communications & PR
TEL: 604-539-7389  CELL: 604-309-7446

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First West Annual Report 2016

First West Annual Report 2015

Facts at a glance

media releases

May 10, 2016

PENTICTON B.C. (May 10, 2016)—During the First West Credit Union AGM session in Kelowna on May 9, Paulette Rennie—a 25-year veteran of the B.C. credit union system—publicly announced her retirement.

Rennie, who is president of the Valley First and Enderby & District...

May 9, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 10, 2016) — This past weekend, First West Insurance Services Ltd. successfully completed a multi-phase, multi-region conversion to Applied Epic, the fastest-growing cloud-based brokerage management system in the world.

Although it’s one of the largest...

May 4, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 5, 2016) — First West Credit Union was recognized with two National Credit Union Awards at the industry’s national conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. These awards acknowledge credit unions that exemplify the true nature of the cooperative spirit, highlight...

April 6, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (April 7, 2016) — First West Credit Union continued its trend of strong growth in 2015, while moving ahead with major projects such as the integration of Island Savings and investments in technology infrastructure.

The Langley-based financial co-operative achieved a...

March 14, 2016

DUNCAN, B.C. (March 15, 2016) — On January 1, Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, celebrated its first anniversary as part of First West Credit Union, one of the province’s leading financial cooperatives.

Over the past 12 months, Island Savings members and...