The Ontario Credit Union Foundation is very excited to announce Quinte First Credit Union was selected as the 2020 Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to a member credit union in recognition of their contribution to the community.

This award recognizes community impact, which can take many forms. The review process involves assessing the submission in five key areas: Description of Community Investment, Community Impact, Recognition Received, Submission Presentation, and Power of ‘the story’.

OCUF Board Chair Dan Coldwell stated, “This year has been like no other in our industry. COVID-19 has demanded swift course corrections and stepping up communication channels to best serve members. On top of their ongoing commitment to their members, Quinte First stood out in this regard and we are delighted to recognize their efforts and excellence with this award. Leadership and staff have demonstrated caring, commitment and community.”

President and CEO of Quinte First, Carrie Gregoire commented, “Grounded in co-operative values, we work hard to be a positive, caring and impactful influence on the lives of our members, our staff and the community. I would like to thank the Ontario Credit Union Foundation for this honour and I gratefully accept it on behalf of the wonderful team I have at Quinte First. It is a bright spot in what are otherwise difficult times.”

Congratulations Quinte First!

We are excited to announce the date and location of the 29th Golf Classic. It will be held on Monday June 8, 2020 at The Club at Bond Head.

The Club at Bond Head offers the ultimate golf experience just minutes west of Highway 400, a few kilometres north of Aurora, Ontario. Two magnificent courses, designed by the renowned firm of Hurdzan-Fry, are presided over by a palatial clubhouse.

We will be playing the South Course, a links-style track, with wide fairways, gaping bunkers and fescue roughs. You might want to bring your Scottish accent to feel at home here!

The past two years we have held the Golf Classic in Toronto to make it a bit more centralized. This year we have gone north of Toronto to make it easier to get to for those traveling the 401 coming in from the east or west. Anyone coming out of Toronto will be against the flow of rush hour.

The 12-hole format was well received last year and will be repeated at this year’s event.  More information will follow on sponsorship opportunities and registration.

Over the past four years, this event has helped fund the CU Succeed Youth Bursary which has awarded $286,000 to 191 students.