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MEDIA RELEASE: Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union Gives Away 15 Bicycles

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Credit union bicycle giveaway.
Credit union bicycle giveaway.

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For Immediate Distribution

Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union
Gives Away 15 Bicycles

Sudbury, July, 2014 – Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union gave away 15 bicycles to some lucky young members of the School Caisse program at their fourth annual Bicycle Giveaway. What a reward for our young investors!
A draw was held in the fifteen schools that participate in the School Caisse program. “The bicycle draw in each of the schools encourages children to become involved in the program and motivates them to make regular deposits” states Jean-Marc Spencer, Executive Director of Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union. “We would like to thank all of the employees from the credit union and the schools that helped with the operation of the School Caisse. Without them, the School Caisse wouldn't exist”, adds Mr. Spencer.

Over 600 students participated in the 2013-2014 School Caisse program from schools in Sudbury, Oshawa and Lafontaine.

More about the program
The School Caisse program is an innovative way to instil sound money management skills in kids. It allows them to count their own money, calculate their total deposit and fill out their own deposit envelope. Whether they deposit a dime, a quarter or a loony, the amount is irrelevant. What’s important is that they acquire a good savings habit.

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