Happenings here and abroad within Ontario Mutuals
In April, 2012, Peel Mutual Insurance Company was named the ‘Outstanding Business of the Year’ under the ‘Business and Professional Services’ category by the Economic Development Branch of the Brampton Board of Trade. Peel Mutual is Brampton’s oldest business, having been formed in April of 1876. Peel Mutual’s President and CEO, Brian Bessey, accompanied by Chairman Dennis Rankin, received the award.
Brian Bessey stated, "We could not have possibly achieved this award without the hard work and dedication of every member of our staff. It is the consistent delivery of quality service to our business partners, our agents and brokers as well as our policyholders that makes our continued success possible."
In recognition of Tavistock’s 150th Anniversary, back in 1998, South Easthope Mutual commissioned artist Lance Russwurm to paint four scenes of the village.
Proceeds from the sale of these works are donated annually to Muscular Dystrophy (MD), the firefighters charity of choice. The original paintings are on display in the showroom at South Easthope Mutual in Tavistock.
At the South Easthope Mutual AGM this past March, Chairman Wayne Tebbutt presented a cheque for $1,000 to Scott Alexander, Fire Chief of East-Zorra Tavistock.
From the sale of the prints over the past 14 years, donations to MD by South Easthope Mutual have totaled over $23,000!
On April 25th, Tradition Mutual employees took part in Bowl for Kids Sake, an annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, in Stratford. Tradition raised a total of $2,234 and had enough participants for three teams. It was very gratifying to raise money for children in our community. It was also very humbling to see how low our bowling scores could be!
Middlesex Mutual presented a Community Spirit award in February 2012. They donated $3,500 to purchase a Smart Board for the Fire and Police Department presentations held at the YMCA Children’s Safety Village in London. Bus loads of school children from schools in the area visit the Village free of charge to learn about safety measures.