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Katrina Heinonen
Member since 1996, New Westminster Branch

One family, three generations of members

Katrina Heinonen has been a member of G&F Financial Group virtually since the day she was born. Her parents opened an account for her when she was just an infant. Today, Katrina proudly follows in the footsteps of her ‘grandma’, father and uncle and is the third generation in her family to bank with G&F Financial Group.

Keen to pursue her post-secondary education, Katrina received a member bursary from G&F in 2014. She put the funds towards her first year at Simon Fraser University and began pursuing her interests in health sciences and linguistics.

“My first memories of G&F was going into the branch and playing in the kids area while my parents did their banking. I didn’t understand the reason I was there, but I knew I liked going—and still do. It is always a positive experience. Everybody is so friendly and helpful. They know I’m in school and always ask how it’s going.”

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