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Fall 2012

a newsletter for G&F Financial Group Members

in this issue

Record-Breaking Amount Raised $52,000 raised from charity golf tournament and

raffle for the first tee of greater vancouver ymca

L-R: Steven Hui, Chairman of the G&F Golf Tournament Committee and 41st Branch Manager; Bill Kiss, Co-CEO, G&F; Allison Reynolds, Manager, Annual Fund Development for YMCA; Christophe Collens, Manager, The First Tee of Greater Vancouver YMCA; and Jeff Shewfelt, Co-CEO, G&F.

G&F Financial Group’s Golf

LG 3DTV; Ronald Gabinet, winner

Tournament and Charity Raffle raised

of the 16GB iPad Wi-Fi; and Clyde

$52,000 for The First Tee of Greater

Duncan, winner of the XBox 360

Vancouver YMCA, an organization

Kinect Bundle.

giving at-risk youth in the Lower

This year’s tournament proceeds

Mainland an opportunity to learn valuable life skills through the game of golf.

have set a new record in our charity tournament history. Last year, $45,100 was raised for SOS Children’s

On September 10, over 120

Village BC. Past charity recipients

participants enjoyed a day of friendly

also include Zajac Ranch for

competition and on-course activities

Children, Surrey Memorial Hospital

at Burnaby’s Riverway Golf Course.

Foundation, and more.

The evening concluded with a cheque

Thank you to our sponsors,

presentation to The First Tee, followed by the drawing of winners for the Charity Raffle. Congratulations to Violet MacDonald, winner of the 55”

participants, members, and volunteers for helping to make our tournament and raffle a success.


Thank You for sponsoring our Charity Golf Tournament Virk Sabharwal, Lawyers Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes Telus Credential Asset Management Inc. Open Solutions Canada The Co-operators Cumis Valley Law Group CUETS Financial Harrop, Phillips, Powell & Gray LLP Solidifi Coquitlam Centre News1130 Jack FM Stewart Aulinger & Co. Action Glass Inc. Heenan Blaikie Industrial Alliance Franklin Templeton Investments NEI Investments Threshold Financial Technologies Inc. Gateway Appraisals & Consulting Group Inc. Mackenzie Investments Vancouver Giants Payfirma Niemi LaPorte & Dowle Appraisals KPMG Red 93.1FM Johnston, Ross & Cheng Ltd. William Cadman Law Group Strathcona BIA Verico Pipeline Mortgages Derrick Thornhill Park Georgia Realty Candlewest Sanghera Law Group Ficanex Services TCS Performance Strategies New Westminster Fire and Rescue Service Agatha Chung Notary Public Buchanan Printing Lodestar Technologies PRA Group Campbell, Froh, May & Rice LLP Getz, Prince, Wells LLP RE/MAX Jake Moldowan Realty CRI Canada

Announcing OnCourse Portfolios mutual fund portfolios ideal for members looking for a managed solution OnCourse Portfolios is now a part of G&F Financial Group’s investment line-up. Part of a managed asset program, OnCourse Portfolios is the first product to launch under the OnCourse program umbrella, available exclusively through participating Canadian credit unions such as G&F. This new line of mutual fund investments offer a low investment minimum at $1,000, comprising of five risk-based investment profiles ranging from Income to High Growth. Members benefit from portfolio choice, the simplicity of one comprehensive investment solution, and access to a robust financial investment normally reserved for larger portfolios. Members can also take comfort in knowing that top fund managers from industry-leading fund companies are caring for their portfolio. To find out more about OnCourse Portfolios, speak with a Credential Asset Management Mutual Funds Investment Specialist today. Or, visit OnCourseInvestments.com.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments and the use of an asset allocation service. Please read the prospectus of the mutual funds in which investment may be made under the asset allocation service before investing. Unless otherwise stated, mutual funds and other securities are not insured nor guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. OnCourse Portfolios are made available to investors through CredentialÂŽ professionals located at certain credit unions in Canada.


Enter the Choice Rewards Jet-Set Getaway Contest win a $5000 trip along with a $2500 donation to your local charity Looking for adventure and love to travel? CHOICE REWARDS is giving away an exciting two-city adventure in the Jet-Set Getaway Contest. From October 1 to November 30, 2012, members who apply and are approved for a CHOICE REWARDS MasterCard credit card will automatically be entered for a chance to jet-set to two North American cities. A total of six grand prize winners will be chosen, each receiving $5,000 for accommodations, air travel and spending money OR 500,000 CHOICE REWARDS points, along with a $2,500 donation made to a registered charity of their choice. Those who apply and are approved for the Low-Fee MasterCard credit

...be entered for a chance to jet-set to two North American cities.

card will earn 2,500 bonus CHOICE REWARDS points. For existing cardholders, there are other ways to win. Make 15 or more purchases with your CHOICE REWARDS card during October 1 to December 31 to win 1 of 25 Mobile Device Portable Chargers. These devices power all your mobile devices on land, at sea, or in the air. Visit your branch today for contest details.

New Branches Now Open visit our west richmond and north burnaby locations Our West Richmond and North Burnaby branches are now open for business. We welcome you to visit our new community branches featuring an open concept layout, designed with member service and comfort in mind.

West Richmond Branch 120-8900 No. 1 Road North Burnaby Branch 105-4191 Hastings Street


Extended Service Hours we’re open on mondays! We’ve added new service hours to bring you more convenience. The following branches are open Monday to Saturday for all your banking needs: • Main Street Branch

1 – 2949 Main Street

• North Burnaby Branch

105-4191 Hastings Street

• South Burnaby Branch

7375 Kingsway

• West Richmond Branch

120-8900 No. 1 Road

Visit www.gffg.com for all branch hours. Our Member Hub is also here for you. Conduct transactions, schedule appointments, or reach your branch by calling 604-419-8888 Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm

BURNABY Corporate Office 7375 Kingsway North Burnaby Branch 105-4191 Hastings Street South Burnaby Branch 7375 Kingsway PORT COQUITLAM Port Coquitlam Branch 400 – 2748 Lougheed Highway NEW WESTMINSTER New Westminster Branch 760 6th Street RICHMOND Richmond Centre Branch 7971 Westminster Highway West Richmond Branch 120-8900 No. 1 Road SURREY Cloverdale Branch 500 – 6456 176th Street Fleetwood Branch 101 – 15910 Fraser Highway Nordel Crossing Branch 101 – 12020 Nordel Way VANCOUVER 41st Avenue Branch 2735 East 41st Avenue Main Street Branch 1 – 2949 Main Street Hastings Branch 803 East Hastings Street

New Branch Announcement

MEMBER HUB

g&f expands to the community of langley

WEBSITE

604-419-8888

www.GFFG.com

The community of Langley has been chosen for the next phase of G&F’s expansion. A new branch will be built in Willoughby Town Centre at 80th Avenue and 208 Street, an 85,000 square-foot development featuring offices, retail, restaurants, and a grocery store. This new location will offer added convenience and service in addition to our Surrey branches in Fleetwood, Nordel, and Cloverdale. Construction is currently underway with a target completion date in the fall of 2013. More updates will be made available closer to completion.

This publication was created by the Marketing Department at G&F Financial Group. For inquiries, please contact marketing@gffg.com


Moneyworks Newsletter Fall 2012 G&F Financial Group