Fernanda Fontes (RBC), Wendy Kraft (Envision), CORESafe’s Delphine Thompson, Sonya Botelho (CIBC), Michael Forward (Envision), Melissa Medeiros (Scotiabank), Gloria Campbell-Cook and Paige Gould (Envision), Gillian Mullins (CORESafe) and Narinderjeet Aoulakh (Envision). (Photo Gerry Leibel)

Flamingoes visit Kitimat banks for a different kind of deposit

Who knows, you may be next!

Once again Kitimat opened its hearts, and its wallets, to contribute towards raising funds for the COREYSafe Society this month.

To mark Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, the society launched the Flocking campaign, which has seen lawns around Kitimat dotted with flamingoes.

Last week it was the turn of Kitimat’s financial institutions – on Wednesday the lawn outside the banks was dotted with the cheerful, pink birds.

Scotiabank, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), CIBC and Envision Financial Services all had to chip in so that the birds would move on to someone else’s lawn.

RBC made a $1,000 donation, with Envision and CIBC adding another $500 each. Scotiabank staff are working hard to raise $3,000 – if the staff are successful, Scotiabank’s head office will match that with another $3,000.

Other Flock-ee’s recently include a number of councillors, the RCMP on May 11 and Kitimat firefighters on May 12, who made a $500 donation. The Flocking campaign will continue until the end of May, so be prepared – you may be the next Flockee!

The funds raised from the campaign go towards COREYSafe’s (Coalition Of Riders Educating Youth) campaign to offer training to high school students around the province on the importance of motorcycle safety, as well as working with various government officials to identify gaps in existing motorcycle licencing legislation and regulations.

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