At VantageOne, we recognize the importance of Financial Literacy so much so that we actually have a special role dedicated to working with the schools and community groups in our region to improve their financial ability. Meet Kristine Lidstone, Financial Ability Liaison at VantageOne Credit Union.

Kristine started off working for credit unions right out of high school and started her 16 year career with VantageOne as a teller at our Main Branch and has worked in various positions throughout the organization including:

  • Call Centre Representative (now Solutions Centre).
  • As a Member Service Representative (MSR) in Armstrong for the opening of that branch.
  • MSR and Account Manager (for seven years) at the Okanagan Landing Branch in Vernon.
  • And she assisted with the opening of our Peachland branch.

In her role as Account Manager, she became very aware that our younger generation lacked basic knowledge in the area of everyday banking and credit that they needed in order to be successful at managing their own finances. It became her passion to improve the financial ability of those in the local communities and for over 15 years she has helped provide financial educational workshops in the schools and for community organizations in Vernon, Armstrong and area. Kristine’s presentations are informative and fun and specifically tailored to the group she is presenting to, whether it is a Grade One class or Grade 12’s through to young adults and seniors. She is passionate about what she does and in high demand!


When Kristine isn’t at work you will likely find her out in the community walking her dogs, volunteering, watching hockey or enjoying time with her husband, three daughters and two granddaughters.

If you are interested in learning more about Kristine’s presentations and workshops please contact us at:


We want to say thank you.

As our way of saying thank you to you, we’re offering our members a small token to help pay for their lunch at this weekend’s Sunshine Festival.

How It Works:

The first 500 members that visit our Big Yellow VantageOne Tent in the center of the Sunshine Festival, will receive an envelope containing $5.

Members must come to the tent, and display one piece of valid Government Issued ID, and their VantageOne Member Card.

Limited to one per person, at the Sunshine Festival Only.

Not A Member?

That’s fine too, while this lunch offer is specifically for members only, come down and see us, we have an offer for you as well. The first 100 non-members will receive free member shares to join! Terms and conditions do apply.

While credit cards offer amazing convenience we would like to know what other reasons our members choose to pay with their credit cards vs other methods. Have your say and be entered to win a $100 Best Buy gift certificate!

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Important Note:
in order to be eligible to be entered into the contest for the $100 Best Buy gift card, you must register with Thought Exchange so that you’ve participated and we have a means of contacting you!

We value and appreciate all of our member’s feedback, and any thoughts that are provided will be kept confidential.