ATB Financial hosts grand opening event for newest Calgary branch

    CALGARY, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - ATB Financial is pleased to celebrate the grand
opening of its newest branch, Westwinds, on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from
11am to 3pm. The branch is located at 3660 Westwinds Drive NE in Calgary, and
all area residents and businesses are invited to join the celebration. The
festivities will kick off with a $2,000 cheque presentation to the Alberta
Children's Hospital Foundation, and all proceeds raised during the day's
activities will also be donated.
    "We are pleased to be opening another branch in this thriving city, and
it's great to be part of this community," says Ken Britton, branch manager,
ATB Financial Westwinds. "The team at ATB's newest location is ready to
deliver on our 'Where there's a way' brand promise to meet the financial needs
of Albertans."
    The grand opening celebrations will feature family-oriented fun and
activities, with games, music and children's activities as well as giveaways
and special offers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, with district general manager
Corey Kotyluk, will begin the day, followed by a luncheon, featuring East
Indian cuisine, and family entertainment. All food and refreshment proceeds
will go to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.
    "The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is grateful to ATB Financial
for helping the 74 thousand kids and families who rely on our hospital each
year," says Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Alberta Children's Hospital
Foundation. "Donations received from the Westwinds branch Grand Opening will
help to provide life-saving and life-altering care to children in our

    ATB Financial is the largest Alberta-based financial institution in
Canada and provides Personal and Business Financial Services, Investor
Services, and Corporate Financial Services. ATB Financial serves more than
600,000 Albertans in 244 communities through 157 branches and 134 agencies.
Services are also available through a Customer Contact Centre, Automated
Banking Machines, Internet and telephone. ATB Financial was established in
1938 and is a provincial Crown corporation since 1997. For further information
about ATB Financial, visit

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For further information: Marvin Polis, Acting Director, Corporate
Communications, ATB Financial, (780) 408-7307,

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