March 15, 2013 - 16:53 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - A new TD Canada Trust branch was inaugurated on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Les Galeries Normandie in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Canada Newswire reported.
At the event, TD executives donated $5,000 to the Armenian Community Center of Montreal to finance the creation of an organic vegetable garden and a tree-planting project on behalf of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF).
"With the opening of this new branch, we have strong momentum and continue to grow in Quebec," says Christine Marchildon, TD Bank Group's Senior Vice President, Branch Banking and Chair, Quebec Market. "Promoting diversity and protecting the environment are among our core values. We would like to thank the Armenian Community Centre of Montreal for their passion and commitment to this project, which will have a positive impact on the entire community."
The new branch has 4,000 square feet of space and is staffed by 13 employees. It will provide both personal and small business banking services.
As is the tradition when opening its new branches, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation made a donation in support of a local organization's project. In this instance, the Armenian Community Center of Montreal received $5,000 to create an organic vegetable garden and a tree-planting project.
Members of the seniors' association will lead the garden project, in an effort to involve local children in a unifying and intergenerational activity. In fact, this project will feature a dietitian, who will teach children the basic principles of healthy eating, while a chef will create delicious meals for them using the garden's vegetables. The tree-planting project will take place at the Armenian Community Center of Montreal complex.
"We are very grateful to TD Bank Group, for allowing us develop these projects, which are extremely important for community members of all ages," says Maral Tersakian, a Board Member of the Armenian Community Center of Montreal.