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HIGH RIVER, AB, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Financial Group's more than 1,600 employees will brighten the lives of children across Canada by each building a teddy bear at their employee conventions this month. The bears will be distributed to more than 20 charities chosen by employees.
"Building teddy bears at our employee convention allows us to have fun, and give back to the community while coming together as a team," said Jeff Burke, president and CEO of Western Financial Group's network of insurance brokerages. "We hope these teddy bears will make a difference in the lives of children who are overcoming a trauma, experiencing a life change, or who just need to be cheered up."
Western Financial Group's employee conventions are taking place at locations across Western Canada during the month of June. The groups of employees will complete a Build-A-Bear workshop, where each employee will create a unique teddy bear complete with a birth certificate to be given to a child.
Receiving charities include:
| British Columbia
Burnaby Children's Fund
AiMHi Prince George Association for Community Living
FSJ Child Development Centre
Chase Christmas Hamper Society
The Bridge Youth and Family Services
Fort St John
Big Country Victim Services
Phoenix Safe House
Peace River Women's Shelter
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Society for Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Children's Cottage Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters
CNP Women's Resource in Crisis Center
Zebra Child Protection Centre (Society)
Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center
Estevan Family Resource Centre
Kids First Program
Parkland Victim Services
Child & Family Services of Western Manitoba
Ronald McDonald House
Native Child & Family Services of Toronto
About Western Financial Group
Western Financial Group is a western Canada based, diversified, financial services company serving more than 600,000 customers. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides insurance services through more than 120 office locations and the Internet (www.westernfinancialgroup.ca). With a skilled team of approximately 1,600 employees, and backed by the strong resources of its owners, Western is committed to building the strongest financial services company in Western Canada.
Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of Desjardins General Insurance Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada.
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