New branch will serve local community and international visitors to the
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
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
For media inquiries:
TD Bank Group