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    Local banking means investing in Local Good. 

     

    June 20, 2022 

    Surrey, BC – Prospera Credit Union is excited to support Surrey Pride in delivering a series of Pride events throughout Surrey in June, culminating with the Festival on the Plaza at Central City Mall on June 25.  

    The main event will include vendor booths, lip sync performances, live music, performance art and local drag personalities, including Myria LeNoir, Mz. Adrien and Ra the Queen. Prospera will have two tents with games, giveaways and treats, as well as a selfie wall. Everyone is welcome to stop by from 4 to 9 pm. 

    “This year, we’re working hard to ensure that Pride 2022 is the most inclusive and accessible Pride to date,” says Martin Rooney, Founder and President of Surrey Pride. “We’re thrilled to partner with Prospera Credit Union – a leading organization that shares our vision of a united and welcoming community.”  

    “Our team celebrates all forms of diversity, and we believe warmly welcoming all members is key to building vibrant, healthy communities. That’s why we’re delighted to be Presenting Sponsor of Surrey Pride,” says Prospera Credit Union President and CEO Gavin Toy. “Our home base is Surrey and it’s important to us to be local at heart and support Local Good in our communities.” 

    “As a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, it means the world to me that Prospera actively supports and celebrates Pride,” says Sayan Baidya, Financial Solutions Manager at Prospera and Co-Chair of Prospera Pride, an employee resource group.  

    Prospera is also a sponsor of White Rock Pride and supports other causes and organizations that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, including Special Olympics BC, Kids Help Phone and the BC Lions Indigenous Youth Program. Learn more about our commitment to Local Good.

    About Prospera Credit Union 

    Local banking means investing in Local Good. Built over 75 years as a BC credit union, Prospera Credit Union is a community-based, purpose-driven organization that offers a full range of financial products and services. Prospera is British Columbia’s fourth-largest credit union, with $8.7 billion in assets, almost 120,000 members, and 20,000 leasing and wealth clients. With 26 branches, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver through the Fraser Valley, and to the Okanagan. It’s our vision to help build vibrant healthy communities, thriving local enterprises and financially empowered people. Learn more about Prospera Credit Union at prospera.ca.

    About Surrey Pride 

    Surrey Pride brings together members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, friends, allies and supporters at inclusive celebrations and events throughout the year. Join us as at the Surrey Pride Festival, youth socials, fundraisers, dances and karaoke nights. Learn more about Surrey Pride at surreypride.ca. 

    Media contact: mediarelations@prospera.ca 

    January 2022

    Surrey, BC – Prospera Credit Union has invested in Emmertech, a new agriculture tech-focused venture capital fund launched by Conexus Venture Capital.

    Emmertech invests in Canadian agricultural technology (agtech) companies looking to lead the next evolution in agriculture, with a special focus on “where technology meets farm”.

    “Prospera is pleased to support enterprising businesses that contribute to creating vibrant, healthy communities,” said Prospera Credit Union President and CEO Gavin Toy. “Our investment will help support entrepreneurs, our local communities, and the Canadian agriculture sector.”

    Emmertech closed on December 31, 2021, and brought together investors from across Canada, including Prospera and several other Canadian credit unions. Other investors include agriculture stakeholders like farmers, agribusiness owners, and ag-focused insurance companies.

    “Emmertech is founded on the principle that Canadian agtech needs a new playbook, one which recognizes the nuances of building agtech companies compared to the typical venture-backed assets in Canada,” said Kyle Scott, Managing Director at Conexus Venture Capital Inc. & Emmertech. “Agtech founders need investors to bet bigger and earlier than we typically see in the technology space so we can see reliable solutions that deliver a clear return on investment to the farmer. This is exactly what Emmertech plans to do and we’re grateful for Prospera’s investment.”

    Emmertech is the second fund launched by Conexus Venture Capital, as it continues to engage with non-traditional Canadian tech ecosystems to support its founders.

    About Prospera Credit Union:

    Local banking means investing in Local Good. Built on over 75 years as a BC credit union, Prospera Credit Union is a community-based, purpose-driven organization that offers a full range of financial products and services. Prospera is British Columbia’s fourth-largest credit union, with $9 billion in assets and 120,000 members. With 26 branches, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver, through the Fraser Valley, and to the Okanagan. It’s our vision to help build vibrant healthy communities, thriving local enterprises, and financially empowered people. To learn more about Prospera Credit Union, visit prospera.ca.

    About Emmertech

    Emmertech is a new Fund launched by Conexus Venture Capital Inc. It takes a fundamentally different approach to venture capital, with an investor base composed predominantly of critical players who work in, serve or have deep knowledge of the agricultural sector. Emmertech empowers founders to harness data, connectivity, and advanced technologies to lead the next evolution in agriculture, establishing Canada as a global influencer in agtech. To learn more visit Conexus.ca.

    Media Contact:  mediarelations@prospera.ca

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