Sun Life Financial continues to share the joy of music and expands its Musical Instrument Lending Library program to the Calgary Public Library

CALGARY, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, Sun Life Financial and the Calgary Public Library will be launching a new musical instrument lending program at the Memorial Park location. Grammy and Juno Award-winning Canadian music icon k.d lang will join us to announce details of the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program expansion.


Thursday, June 1, 2017


10:00 a.m. MDT


Memorial Park location

1221 2 St SW

Calgary, AB, T2R 0W5


•   Jennifer M McIntosh, Manager, Philanthropy, Sun Life Financial

•   Paul McIntrye Royston, President & CEO, Calgary Public Library Foundation

•   Evan Woolley, Councillor, Calgary, Alberta

The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program is the first of its kind in Calgary and the fourth in a Canadian public library. This innovative program helps put musical instruments into the hands of more Canadians.

About Sun Life Financial in the community
At Sun Life Financial, we are committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life and we're proud to hold the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada. Community wellness is an important part of our sustainability commitment and we believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help build a positive environment for our Clients, employees, advisors and shareholders. Our philanthropic support focuses on two key areas: health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research initiatives through our Team Up Against DiabetesTM platform; and arts and culture, through our award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible TM program. We also partner with sports properties in key markets to further our commitment to healthy and active living. Our employees and advisors take great pride in volunteering over 40,000 hours each year and contribute to making life brighter for individuals and families across Canada. Read more about Sun Life Financial in the community.

About Calgary Public Library
Calgary Public Library, with 600,000+ members, has been inspiring the life stories of Calgarians for more than 100 years. It is currently the second largest library system in Canada and the sixth largest municipal library system in North America, with Calgarians borrowing more than 15.8 million physical and digital items and with 6.7 million in-person visits last year. Preparations are underway for the awe-inspiring 240,000 sq. ft. New Central Library, to open in late 2018.

Media Relations Contacts:
Alessandra Nigro
Manager, Corporate Communications
Sun Life Financial
T. 416.979.4884
C. 416.859.6918 

Katherine Cormack
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Calgary Public Library
C. 403.703.6431

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.


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