Oak Bay resident aims to bring Island voice to Vancity board

Oak Bay’s Rita Parikh is running for election to the credit union's board of directors

  • Apr. 13, 2016 2:00 p.m.

When Vancity Credit Union’s board of directors election concludes April 22, Oak Bay’s Rita Parikh hopes she’ll  be bringing Island representation. to the provincial credit union.

Historically, the credit union, with its head office in Vancouver and four branches in Greater Victoria, has had little representation outside the Lower Mainland, says Parikh, former board chair of Mountain Equipment Co-op, a current director of the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, and executive director of several local and national non-profit organizations,

Parikh says Vancity is a force for change across the province and on the Island; its vision of transforming community and the way citizens contemplate and calculate wealth is guiding an ambitious agenda focused on strengthening local businesses, modernizing banking practices and helping British Columbians plough their money into ethical, sustainable and local investments.

Thirteen candidates are vying for three board spots. Vancity’s board endorsed Parikh’s nomination, and she is one of five candidates with a recommended asterisk on the ballot.

The election runs to April 22, with in-branch voting available to April 16. For details, visit vancity.com


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