CUMIS raises $50,000 for KidSport Canada



    BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS) raised
$50,000 in support of KidSport Canada through its first annual CUMIS Insurance
Charitable Golf Classic-a series of customer golf tournaments held across the
country.
    "CUMIS is proud to host an event that has brought together credit union
leaders from across Canada in support of a cause that reflects our shared
commitment to the communities in which we do business," said Kenn Lalonde,
president and CEO, The CUMIS Group Limited. "Thanks to the support of our
credit union customers, children across the country will be able to
participate in and enjoy the benefit of organized sports - regardless of their
economic situation."
    Olympic wrestler and KidSport Canada Ambassador, Ohenewa Akuffo was on
hand to accept the cheque on behalf of KidSport Canada at the September 2
tournament at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.
    Other tournament venues include(d) courses in British Columbia, Alberta,
Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The funds raised will be distributed
to each corresponding provincial KidSport Canada chapter.
    Lalonde added: "I would like to thank each of the members of the credit
union advisory committee who so enthusiastically supported CUMIS in this
charitable endeavour: Bruce Howell of Prospera Credit Union; Dave Gregory of
First Calgary Savings & Credit Union; Brian Maunula of Innovation Credit
Union; Tom Bryk of Cambrian Credit Union; Jack Smit of Libro Financial Group;
and Dan Hodgins of Bergengren Credit Union."
    To learn more about CUMIS' charitable endeavours and its Community Giving
Program, please visit www.cumis.com.

    About The CUMIS Group Limited

    The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS) partners with credit unions to deliver
competitive insurance and financial solutions. In doing so, it creates
financial security and promotes the growth and success of the credit union
system in Canada. Its principal companies are CUMIS Life Insurance Company and
CUMIS General Insurance Company. CUMIS also has a 50 per cent interest in CUIS
Brokerage Services Limited and Credential Financial Inc. CUMIS has management
responsibility for its joint marketing program with The Co-operators, which
offers an integrated portfolio of both organizations' insurance products and
related services to credit unions under the banner of 'CUMIS Insurance in
partnership with The Co-operators'.

    About KidSport Canada

    KidSport Canada provides support to children in order to remove financial
barriers that prevent them from playing organized sports. KidSport Canada
supports the fundraising efforts of 165 local/provincial chapters from coast
to coast. For more information on KidSport Canada, visit
www.kidsportcanada.ca.

    Click here
(http://www.cumis.com/cumis/freeFormDetail/0,2024,18471,00.html) to download
high-resolution images from the event.





For further information:

For further information: Tim Humphreys, Manager, Corporate
Communications, The CUMIS Group Limited, Tel: (905) 631-5102, Toll-free:
1-800-263-9120, ext. 5102, Cell: (905) 220-8969, E-mail:
tim.humphreys@cumis.com, Web: www.cumis.com

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