Common Wealth Credit Union

Common Wealth Credit Union

October 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Top Three Young & Free Spokester Contestants Selected

This Year's Shortlisted Candidates Hail from Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta

LLOYDMINSTER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - Common Wealth Credit Union (CWCU), Alberta's fourth largest credit union with 14 branches and more than 53,000 members, announced today it has shortlisted the top three Young & Free Spokester candidates. Myles Peterman, 18, of Edmonton, James Morrison, 20, of Edmonton and Jenna Mae Togado, 22, of Calgary, Alberta, proved they have what it takes to remain in the running with their video submissions and blogs that profile their unique personalities and demonstrate their ability to capture an Alberta audience of 17 to 25-year-olds towards becoming the next Young & Free Spokester.

This year saw fierce competition from ten would-be spokesters; all of whom submitted creative and entertaining videos and campaigned extensively online through Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter. After extensive deliberation, the Young & Free management team selected three of the ten applicants based on the creativity, quality, and style exhibited from their video entries, blogs and supporting online activities.

"This year all of the entrants displayed great talent in producing their videos and engaging their peers online to vote for them," said Kim Crockett, Young & Free Manager, Common Wealth Credit Union. "Choosing the top three certainly proved difficult but ultimately, the panel of judges managed to come to an agreement and now it's up to Young & Free followers to vote for their winner."

Online voting takes place October 17 to October 27, 2008 at, where visitors can click on their favourite candidates to vote.

The winner will receive a one-year position with Common Wealth Credit Union that includes opportunities for professional and personal development and tools for career advancement, such as an annual salary, a free Flip digital video camera, a MacBook notebook computer with paid Internet and use of a Chevrolet HHR vehicle with a gas allowance.

Common Wealth Credit Union's Young & Free initiative aims to engage young people through nontraditional mediums. There are Facebook groups dedicated to Young & Free candidates and all the video submissions are posted on YouTube as well as on the Young & Free website,

The winner will be announced November 4, 2008.

About Common Wealth Credit Union

Effective November 1, 2008, Common Wealth Credit Union will merge with Community Credit Union and Servus Credit Union to form the new Servus Credit Union Ltd. The new amalgamated Servus Credit Union will be the first credit union to span all regions of Alberta and will deliver exceptional member service at more than 100 locations in 64 communities across the province.

Common Wealth Credit Union (CWCU), based out of Lloydminster, Alberta, is a $1.8 billion member-owned financial institution currently serving 53,000 members in 14 communities. Through the introduction of Young & Free, the first financial offering designed for 17 to 25-year-olds, Common Wealth Credit Union involves young people in becoming aware, interested and engaged in the importance of financial responsibility and management. Visit or for more information.

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