TD Canada Trust announces donation to Bow Valley WildSmart at grand opening celebration in Canmore

New branch will serve local community and international visitors to the Rocky Mountains

CANMORE, AB, Sept. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - TD Canada Trust celebrated today, the grand opening of their new branch in Canmore with a $5,000 donation to local organization, Bow Valley WildSmart, courtesy of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The organization develops proactive conservation strategies to reduce negative human - wildlife interactions through education and outreach programs that increase public safety and enjoyment, as well as contribute towards sustainable wildlife populations.

"In the winter we hold the How WildSmart are you? Speaker's Series to inform residents of recent wildlife research and issues. This is an incredible opportunity to engage our community in learning about the many challenges we face to coexist with wildlife," says Kim Titchener, Program Director, WildSmart. "Thank you to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for helping us to instill a love of nature and desire to protect it in the Bow Valley." 

WildSmart was established in 2005 by a coalition of local interest groups including businesses, environmental groups, and public, municipal and provincial government agencies. Programs address issues of human-wildlife conflict, endangered species and habitat loss.

"TD is honoured to be a part of the unique communities of Canmore and Banff," said Monique Bateman, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region, TD Canada Trust. "We know how important environmental and wildlife preservation is to residents here, so we're pleased to support Bow Valley WildSmart, a leader in this field, as part of our grand opening celebration."

The new branch is full service, is open six days a week to serve customers at their convenience, and has a number of unique features.

Features of the new branch include:

  • An open concept design that helps TD serve customers better by moving financial specialists out from behind desks and right into the presence of customers.
  • Digital displays mounted throughout the branch to provide customers with current information about TD products and services.
  • A customer lounge with a coffee station lets customers wait in comfort if they arrive early for an appointment or are waiting for their friends or family to complete their banking.

As part of TD Canada Trust's extended hours, the branch is open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Wednesday; 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday and Friday; and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. The new branch is wheelchair accessible and features a full-service Green Machine ATM available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation:
Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $57 million in funding to more than 20,000 environment projects across Canada. In 2011, TD FEF provided more than $3.6 million in support of 1,058 projects. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF on a monthly basis and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF, which guarantees 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes directly to funding environmental projects and programs. For more information on how to donate, visit www.tdfef.com.

SOURCE: TD Canada Trust

For further information:

To contact the branch: 
Donna Potter, Branch Manager
403-609-4750 x 250 
donna.potter@td.com

For media inquiries: 
Lynzey MacRae
TD Bank Group
403.294.3328
lynzey.macrae@td.com


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