Credit union celebrates 75th anniversary with magic

Interior Savings paired up recently with Kelowna-based magician Leif David

Magician Leif David mysteriously exchanges a $5 bill for five $20s during a performance in front of the new Interior Savings Credit Union location in Clearwater Shopping Centre on Thursday afternoon

What’s up their sleeve? Interior Savings paired up recently with Kelowna-based magician Leif David to surprise and delight its communities with magic, mystery … and money.

The magician “appeared” in 14 Interior B.C. communities over the course of five days to help celebrate the ISCU’s 75th anniversary.

David was in Clearwater on Oct. 1 and performed for a crowd of about two dozen people in front of the new credit union location in Clearwater Shopping Centre.

Reflecting on the milestone year, Kathy Conway, Interior Savings’ CEO recounts, “In the late 30s, people were disillusioned with the big banks and were looking for a financial institution that would keep its members’ best interests at heart while also working to build stronger communities. And so started the credit union movement in our province.”

The fourth credit union founded in B.C., Interior Savings has grown from 20 members to 71,000. Last year alone, the credit union returned over $3 million in profits to its members and invested over half a million dollars in local community programs.

According to Conway, “The success we’ve had in 75 years tells a story of a community that believes in supporting local organizations who put people before profits. To show our gratitude on this milestone year, we wanted to do something unexpected.”

Interior Savings Credit Union is the largest credit union based in the Interior of B.C. with assets exceeding $2.0 billion. Through its 21 branches, 15 insurance offices, Member Service Centre, and two Commercial Services Centres, the Credit Union offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to members in 14 communities.

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