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Servus Credit Union and Pembina West Co-op announce $100,000 for Barrhead Aquatic Centre

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(Barrhead, Alberta) – The Barrhead and District Agrena Society today announced a joint contribution of $100,000 by Servus Credit Union and Pembina West Co-op to the new Barrhead Aquatic Centre.

"We want to thank Servus Credit Union and Pembina West Co-op for their significant financial contribution to our new facility," said Shannon Carlson, President of the Agrena Society. "Both of these organizations have long been strong supporters of our community and the quality of life here in Barrhead."

"Servus Credit Union is pleased to partner with Pembina West Co-op to help make this valuable recreational facility possible in Barrhead" stated Gail Stepanik-Keber, Chief Brand, Digital Banking and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for Servus Credit Union. "It makes us proud to know that we have helped make a lasting contribution to the town and surround area."

"Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and operated to benefit the communities they serve," said Allan Cote, General Manager of Pembina West Co-op. "Contributing to a facility like this that will benefit local families made sense for us and partnering with Servus was a natural fit as we are both cooperatives."

"The new pool will improve the lifestyle and economic value of Barrhead by retaining and attracting families to the town along with improving the overall health and wellness of the community." stated Kristine Bryant, Barrhead Servus Credit Union branch manager.

The funds will be payable over the next five years. In return Pembina West Co-op and Servus Credit Union will receive rights to co-brand the Leisure and Learning Pools. The joint contribution will be put towards the Building and operation of this important recreational complex. Details on events and programs will be released in the future.

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About Pembina West Co-op
Pembina West Co-op is here to serve our members with products and services that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities. We are a different kind of business; being member-owned means that any profits are returned to our members and stay in the local economy. We live where you live, work where you work and help grow the economy right here. We are your neighbors, and we make sustainable investments in the communities we share. Proudly serving Barrhead, Mayerthorpe and Whitecourt area, we are here for you, our valued members. For more information, please contact our Barrhead location at 780.674.2201, or our Mayerthorpe location at 780.786.2671. You can also visit us on our Facebook page, or our website: www.pembinawestcoop.ca.

About Servus Credit Union Ltd.
Servus Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution serving members from more than 100 locations in 60 communities. The credit union’s vision of building a better world - one member at a time -inspires their commitment to provide sound, advice-based financial products and services; help members achieve personal satisfaction, enjoy financial stability and a good quality of life; and improve the communities where its members live and work. For more information, call toll-free 187SERVUSCU / 1.877.378.8728 or visit servus.ca.

For more information:
Allan Cote
General Manager
Pembina West Co-op
780-674-2201 ext.225
gmbhcoop@telus.net

Michael Dickinson
Director Corporate Communications
Servus Credit Union
T: 780.638.8012
C: 780.910.8712
Michael.Dickinson@servus.ca

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