Representatives from Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital accept a $25,000 cheque from the RBC Foundation during the 50th anniversary celebrations held Wednesday for Royal Bank’s Clearwater operations.
Pictured are (l-r) Berni Easson, CIHS administrator for Barriere, Blue River, Clearwater and Merritt; Dr. Steven Broadbent, physician; Lorelei Rogers, nurse leader; Pearl Broswick, X-Ray technician; Brooke Kopetski, laboratory technician; Margot Venema, administrative assistant; Christie Dobi, RBC branch manager; and Ryan Krisko, RBC commercial account manager.
The money will be used to buy equipment for the hospital
Left: Staff at the Royal Bank’s Clearwater branch pose for a picture with Leo the Lion during celebrations held to mark the 50th anniversary of the bank’s operations in Clearwater.
In 1963 staff from Kamloops began coming to the community several days a week to do business. Pictured are (l-r) Tam Timothy, Rachael Elliot, Leo, Lee Dohms, Marieke Oud, Shanli Penner, Bergie Mitchell, Christy Dobi, and Julie Mayo.
Look for more about the bank’s history in Clearwater in future issues of the Times.
Below: Bob and Joan Mumford of Little Fort attend the 50th anniversary festivities for Clearwater’s Royal Bank on Nov. 27. They had a special reason for being there.
In 1963, Joan had her first job at the newly opened Royal Bank in Vanderhoof. As in Clearwater, business there had begun a few months earlier in a trailer.
A client – young, hard-working Bob Mumford – soon caught her eye. Three happy histories have followed: a long-lasting marriage, and efficient banking service in two deserving and appreciative communities.