70th Anniversary

EKC Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

In honour of EKC's 70th Anniversary, EKC has added $70,000 for donations to support our communities over the next seven months. The pressure for community groups to source funds has significantly been impacted due to COVID-19.

EKC has two celebrations:
  • the Positive Contributions Campaign starting September 22, giving back $20,000
  • and in January, the Legacy Donation Campaign, giving back $50,000.

Wed. Oct.7 to Nov.25 – Recipients announced SIGN UP FOR UPDATES

We invite you to help spread the word and learn more about our community groups in EKC's news updates, EKCCU.COM, FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

Each week the community group recipient will be awarded $2,500, plus free monthly service charges for a year* a $70 gift certificate for the person who applies and if they are a new member, $200 through Get Your Share (https://getyourshare.ca/ekccu).

Should multiple individuals apply for the same community group, the $70 would only be awarded to the first applicant. Applicants that apply for multiple community groups, who are first to apply, are therefore eligible for each $70 gift certificate.


*FREE regular monthly service charges.
The following is  included:

  • One year of free monthly account service charges (will vary depending on the balance they carry)
  • One free cheque order (initial cheque order if a non-member joins us because of the campaign) – groups may take advantage of this or not
  • No additional fees would be eligible to be free such as official cheques/wire transfers/cheque orders/NSF/redirects/etc.
  • Non-transferable

Additional $45,000 Announced

EKC's Board of Directors has just announced an additional $45,000 to build and serve the community at a time when help is needed.

  • $15,000 donation for the Foundry East Kootenay supported by East Kootenay Foundation for Health and Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services
  • $15,000 donation for KEYSA's Multi-Sport Indoor Facility
  • $15,000 donation for Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies to support Cranbrook's Salvation Army food program

Left to Right

Back Row: Brenna Baker, East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH), Colin Sinclair, Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society (KKCFSS), Lisa Barnes Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR)

Front Row Mike Robinson Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (KEYSA), Rob McKenzie Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (KEYSA)