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Big Brothers Big Sisters to benefit from The Greater Interest GIC<sup>®</sup>

EDMONTON, September 11, 2014 – Canadian Western Bank (CWB) will once again support Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies across Western Canada through The Greater Interest GIC® campaign. Clients who choose to invest will earn a guaranteed return while also prompting a corporate donation from CWB, based on the amount invested. To ensure local kids benefit, donations are directed to the BBBS agency operating in the city or region where the investment is made.

“This product is unique to CWB, and we’re proud to offer it to our clients,” said Angela Saveraux, CWB’s manager of public relations and community investment. “Our donations from this campaign over the past seven years have totaled almost $1.3 million, and I’ve been privileged to see the tremendous impact these dollars have had on local kids. The value of mentorship for both the mentor and the child is very apparent, and we’re thrilled to play a small role in facilitating this process in the communities where we operate.” 

From now until October 31, The Greater Interest GIC® is available in all CWB branches. Clients can choose from four competitive rates based on terms ranging from 13 to 49 months, depending on what works best for them.

"Canadian Western Bank has once again stepped up to support the work we do with some of Canada's most vulnerable and at-risk children,” said Joel Porter, Vice President of Revenue Development at BBBS Canada. “This campaign is an excellent example of how a company can bring together their employees, clients and corporate philanthropy program to benefit the community. We look forward to another successful campaign and encourage our supporters to learn more.”

About Canadian Western Bank

As the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada, Canadian Western Bank is committed to making a difference at the local level. Through corporate donations, sponsorship and employee volunteerism, we strive to positively impact communities and social initiatives that are important to our clients and employees. In order to maximize the benefits of our contributions, we focus our support in the areas of education, health research and promotion, and community development. Visit to learn more.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. Serving as role models, mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family peers and community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada provides quality mentoring services for more than 42,000 children and teenagers. Big Brothers Big Sisters currently has over 37,000 volunteer mentors working at 117 agencies that serve children in over 1,100 municipalities across the country. Learn how you can start something at

For further information contact:

Angela Saveraux
Manager, Public Relations & Community Investment
Canadian Western Bank
Phone: (780) 441-2257
Email: [email protected]
Joel Porter
Vice-President, Revenue Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Phone: (905) 639-0461 x16
Email: [email protected]