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We welcome media inquiries and speaking engagements. Please contact First West's media relations team at the info below, or email

Josh Juhlke, Manager, Media Relations
TEL: 604-539-7360

Brian Bevilacqua, Sr. Manager Communications & PR
TEL: 604-539-7389 | CELL: 604-309-7446

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First West Annual Report 2016

First West Annual Report 2015

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media releases

November 25, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. — First West Credit Union today announces that Shelley Besse has been appointed chief operating officer, a new position within the credit union. Effective January 1, 2016, Besse will be responsible for overseeing regional operations across all of First West’s regional...

September 22, 2015

Expansive network and expertise provides the foundation for successful food program

LANGLEY, B.C. (Sept. 22, 2015) — Every year, more British Columbians are seeking help from local food banks. According to Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount 2014 study, more than...

July 27, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (July 27, 2015) — Food banks across British Columbia are getting a much needed infusion of leadership skills and operational expertise through a collaborative partnership between First West Credit Union, Food Banks BC and Vantage Point.

In June, Vantage Point produced...

June 12, 2015

PENTICTON, B.C (June 12, 2015) — Over the weekend of June 5-7, First West Credit Union’s Valley First division successfully completed a conversion from Fiserv’s Acumen banking system to the Wealthview banking system.

The culmination of this multi-year...

June 3, 2015

LANGLEY, B.C. (June 3, 2015) — As part of the annual BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) Miracle Weekend on May 30 and May 31, First West Credit Union employees, including employees from its Envision Financial, Enderby & District Financial, Island Savings and Valley First...