Escape the Bank!

Servus Credit Union offers you a chance to "escape the bank" and learn about what sets them apart, at this year's Heritage Festival

by emil tiedemann

Escape rooms have been all the rage as of late, and for good reason. They're a fun and unique way to get up off the couch, put your mind to work, and cooperate with your friends in order to figure out a puzzle. 

Edmonton has no shortage of these rooms popping up all over town, including this long weekend at the Servus Heritage Festival in Hawrelak Park. The member-owned, community-based Servus Credit Union has teamed up with the world's largest festival dedicated to the various cultures of the world to offer their crowds a chance to "escape the bank"!

Imagine being trapped inside one of those vintage banks you see in the movies, being left to your own devices (and those of whomever you take along with you) to break out, metal bars blocking all your exits.

"Once participants have entered the mobile escape room, they will have 10 minutes to solve puzzles, advance through the trailer and eventually escape!" All you need is a lil' brainpower and teamwork, while also providing activities that encourage smart financial decision making!

This one-of-a-kind mobile escape room - retrofitted to look like one of those old stogy banks - has been making its way through summertime community events across the province, including Calgary, Red Deer, and Lethbridge, thanks to Alberta's largest credit union with roots dating all the way back to 1938.

"Servus Credit Union is unique from other financial institutions and we are thrilled to offer a fun and informative financial experience to current and future members that reflects our culture," says Gail Stepanik-Keber, Chief Brand, Digital Banking & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Servus Credit Union.

"Servus Credit Union wants Albertans to 'escape the bank' by learning about what sets us apart, such as being rewarded for doing business with us by receiving a share of our profits." 

So, if you're down to play, today is your last chance to "escape the bank." Head down to the 42nd annual Servus Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park (9330 Groat Road) and look for the "Escape the Bank" mobile trailer, and make sure to bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.


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