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Read the latest media releases from Valley First

July 20, 2022

Record-setting $177,270 invested into the community through Valley First Community Endowment

PENTICTON, B.C. - The First West Foundation, through its Valley First Community Endowment, is granting $177,270 this year—a total of 20 grants— to deserving charities throughout the Okanagan, Thompson and… Continue Reading

December 3, 2021

Valley First, a Division of First West Credit Union with Central 1 Unveil Latest Digital Banking Experience on Forge Digital Banking Platform

PENTICTON, BC, December 3, 2021 – Central 1 is pleased to announce the successful launch of the latest versions of Online Banking, Mobile App and Small Business on the Forge Digital Banking Platform. Achieved with First West… Continue Reading

December 2, 2021

Valley First gives $75,000 to organizations that are “good for business” in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson Valley regions

VERNON, B.C.- Over four weeks, donations of $10,000 to $25,000 are being distributed by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, to organizations that help our local businesses keep… Continue Reading

November 22, 2021

Valley First donates $20,000 for Princeton relief and recovery efforts  

PRINCETON, B.C. –Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union has announced a donation of $20,000 to the Princeton Flood Relief Fund established by the Community Foundation of the… Continue Reading

September 3, 2021

Community rallies together to provide $61,225 to local charities through Valley First’s #CommentOfKindness

PENTICTON, B.C. – Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, and its philanthropic partner, First West Foundation are donating $61,225 to 180 local charities throughout the Okanagan, Similkameen… Continue Reading

July 16, 2021

Valley First comes together with members to support B.C. wildfire victims with $50,000 donation

PENTICTON, B.C. –First West Credit Union and its local divisions Valley First, Envision Financial, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial, have made a combined donation of $40,000 to Food… Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

Valley First seeking the public’s help to distribute $250,000 to local charities through #CommentsOfKindness

PENTICTON, B.C. – Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, and its philanthropic partner, First West Foundation, has launched the second phase of its Simple Generosity program—#CommentsOfKindness. The program encourages the… Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

$1 million community initiative launched to help our communities thrive

PENTICTON, B.C. – Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union is helping to bring $1 million dollars of community support to British Columbia communities in 2021. Their Simple Generosity program will grant money to recipients in four key areas of family,… Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

Valley First donation sparks collaboration in support of the Lumby Library

LUMBY, B.C. – Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union recently announced a $25,000 donation to the Lumby Library to support the creation of a new technology centre… Continue Reading

October 22, 2020

Simple actions can help prevent cybercrime, shares cybersecurity expert

PENTICTON, B.C. – With many Canadians spending more time online due to social distancing measures of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime is on the rise in Canada. Even before the pandemic,… Continue Reading