Valley First

Free Movie Night On Us

Princeton families treated to free movie night at local theatre
May 26, 2014

Princeton, B.C.—Moms, dads, grandparents and kids who came out to Family Movie Night at Princeton’s Riverside Community Centre Theatre on Friday, May 23, walked into a blockbuster of a deal.

The evening’s moviegoers had their admission to the community premiere of The Lego Movie fully paid for in advance, courtesy of Valley First and its Blue Blitz team. The Family Movie Night saw close to 100 Princetonians patrons enjoy free admission and popcorn, and each of the almost 50 elementary-school-age children in attendance also received a free, locally purchased Lego building block set to take home.

“As a local, community-centred organization, we’re excited to be part of Family Movie Night, something that’s fun and brings families together,” says Suzanne Holland, branch manager at Valley First’s Princeton branch. “With Blue Blitzes, our Feed the Valley signature cause supporting local food banks, and other partnerships, we’re committed to making a difference in our communities.”

Valley First blue blitzes are a regular activity of Valley First employees, who don their distinctive blue shirts to carry out random acts of kindness in neighbourhoods and at events throughout their communities. Residents find themselves on the receiving end of gifts like coupons and gift cards, T-shirts, environmentally friendly shopping bags and other handy items. Free Family Moving Night was just one of scores of blue blitzes that have taken place over the last couple of years.

Nadine McEwen, recreation, cultural and tourism coordinator with the Town of Princeton showed appreciation for Valley First’s support.

“With movie nights at the Riverside Theatre, we want to provide a fun, affordable experience for all ages and Valley First made this one extra special,” she says. “It’s a nice reward for residents and patrons who support the community centre and theatre regularly.”

About Valley First

Valley First is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union, which has 40 branches and 28 insurance offices throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat and Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.1 billion in assets under administration, more than 171,000 members and close to 1,300 employees.

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