CWB Group announces endowment fund at YMCA of Northern Alberta in honour of recently retired CEO, Larry Pollock

CWB Group announces endowment fund at YMCA of Northern Alberta in honour of 
recently retired CEO, Larry Pollock 
EDMONTON, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group) and the 
YMCA of Northern Alberta (formerly YMCA of Edmonton) are pleased to announce 
the establishment of the Larry Pollock Youth Recreation Endowment Fund, to 
provide financial support to youth that otherwise might not be able to 
participate in the YMCA's local programming. 
The endowment fund, and an initial $200,000 investment, were announced in 
June, as friends, family, and past and present employees and clients of CWB 
Group joined together to celebrate Larry Pollock's tremendous career as 
President and CEO. Together, approximately 285 attendees donated just over 
$80,000, a number that was matched by CWB Group. Larry contributed an 
additional $40,000 on behalf of his family to round out the total investment. 
"We are just thrilled and honoured to have been selected to receive this 
support, and are so very appreciative of everyone's kindness and generosity," 
said Nick Parkinson, President & CEO, YMCA of Northern Alberta. "Larry's 
desire to establish the fund is a great demonstration of his many attributes 
we all greatly admire and respect, and underscores what has made him such an 
incredible leader and builder in our community." 
"In celebrating Larry's 23 years of leadership as president and CEO of CWB 
Group, it simply felt natural to create a legacy involving a cause that has 
been close to his heart for so many years," said Tracey Ball, Executive Vice 
President and Chief Financial Officer of CWB Group. "This YMCA endowment fund 
is a meaningful and lasting way to honour Larry's highly successful career and 
his extensive contributions to Edmonton and Northern Alberta. The community 
support in helping us to establish this fund was very exciting and we are 
thankful to all involved." 
After officially retiring as CEO in March 2013, Larry will serve as an advisor 
to CWB Group's Board of Directors for the next two years. 
About Canadian Western Bank Group
Canadian Western Bank offers a full range of business and personal banking 
services across the four western provinces and is the largest publicly traded 
Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. The Bank, along with its 
operating affiliates, National Leasing, Canadian Western Trust, Canadian 
Direct Insurance, Valiant Trust, Adroit Investment Management, McLean & 
Partners Wealth Management, and Canadian Western Financial, collectively offer 
a diversified range of financial services across Canada and are together known 
as the Canadian Western Bank Group. The common shares of Canadian Western Bank 
are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CWB". The 
Bank's Series 3 Preferred Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the 
trading symbol "CWB.PR.A". Refer to for additional information. 
About The YMCA of Northern Alberta
The YMCA of Northern Alberta is a charitable, mission based organization 
recognized for its vital role in strengthening the foundations of community 
and dedicated to the development of thousands of people in spirit, mind and 
body. The organization delivers services that include health, fitness and 
recreation; child care; housing; day camping; leadership development; 
immigrant support and social programming across northern Alberta including 
Grande Prairie and providing administrative support for the YMCA of Wood 
Buffalo. As one of the largest charities in Alberta there are more than 
1,100 employees and 600 volunteers whose efforts are grounded in the values of 
caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, diversity and social inclusion. Our 
YMCA is dynamic, growing and forward thinking.  
Angela Saveraux Community Investment Manager Canadian Western Bank Phone: 
(780) 441-2257  
Janet Tryhuba General Manager, Relationship Development & Engagement YMCA of 
Northern Alberta Phone: (780) 423-9602 
SOURCE: Canadian Western Bank 
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