1 in 3 Canadians say they would rather be smelly than surrender their smartphone

Interior Savings Credit Union to celebrate the launch of its Million Dollar Bursary Program

When asked what they would do for $1,000, 28 per cent of Canadians said they would be prepared to wear the same clothes and not shower for a whole week rather than live without their smartphone for one month.

These, and other startling facts, were uncovered by Interior Savings Credit Union to celebrate the launch of its Million Dollar Bursary Program, which gives $1,000 to up to 1,000 grade 12 students.

The online poll also revealed that:

• Six per cent of respondents would be prepared to chew a piece of gum that was stuck to the bottom of someone’s shoe.

• Three per cent would publish their diary on the internet.

• Fifteen per cent would rather sing the national anthem at the start of a hockey game.

Grade 12 students in the interior of B.C. will not have to perform any of these unpleasant or potentially embarrassing tasks in order to qualify for a $1,000 payout. If they are a member of Interior Savings Credit Union before Dec. 1, 2013, they immediately qualify to apply for one of 1,000 bursaries valued at $1,000 each.

Information about the 2014 Million Dollar Bursary Program, including application forms and eligibility criteria, can be found at www.GraduateWithAGrand.com.

Questions about the program and eligibility can be directed to Interior Savings’ Member Service Centre at toll free 1.855.220.2580.

Interior Savings is the largest credit union headquartered in the Interior of British Columbia, with total assets exceeding $2.0 billion. Through its 21 branches, 15 insurance offices, two Commercial Services Centres, and a Member Service Centre, Interior Savings offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to members in 14 communities.

The online poll was conducted from Nov. 15, 2013, to Nov. 24, 2013.