Connect First Credit Union Young Leader Wins National Award

May 11, 2017

Calgary, AB – Gareth Edwards, Manager, Commercial Banking has been recognized with the National Young Leaders Award by Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) as part of its annual awards program.

Mr. Edwards won for his exceptional leadership abilities and his commitment to the success of his team and his credit union.

“I’m thrilled with Gareth’s well-deserved national recognition. The future of the Canadian credit union system is our young leaders and we’re in good hands with passionate and talented team members like Gareth”, said First Calgary Financial President Shelley Vandenberg.

CCUA’s National Credit Union Awards Program recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of credit unions and credit union leaders, for their positive impact on the communities in which they live and work.

“I am inspired by the creativity, ingenuity and passion our awards recipients have demonstrated, and look forward to what’s yet to come.” said Martha Durdin, president and CEO, Canadian Credit Union Association.

For a full list of this year’s award categories and award recipients, visit

Connect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services through trusted local brands and a community-focused approach to banking. Connect First Credit Union is Canada’s tenth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 100,000 members through 27 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial divisions


Media Contact:

Alison Archambault
Director, Brand & Stakeholder Engagement
Connect First Credit Union
Ph: (403) 736-4015 Cell: (403) 473-3676