Donation helps P.E.I. Mutual Festival Small Halls
Staff members of Small Halls Inc. gathered at the P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company’s head office in Summerside last month to receive their sponsorship cheque from Terry Shea, General Manager of P.E.I. Mutual Insurance.
The cheque is the third major contribution in a three-year title sponsorship agreement between the P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small Halls and P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company.
“P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company is a terrific fit for our festival. It is a company that spans the entire lsland and values excellence in its work. The festival has the same type of goals and standards which makes us great partners,” says Jennifer Campbell, executive director.
Since 2013, P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company has held the title sponsor role for the P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small Halls. The 2015 festival ran June 14-27 and included six new halls and a series of community workshops.
The P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small Halls provides us, as an Island company, the opportunity to assist community halls throughout P.E.I. to provide a cultural and entertainment venue for local residents,” says P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Co. general manager, Terry Shea. “We are very proud to support a festival that takes place across the whole province and excels in all of their performances.”
P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company is dedicated to helping notfor-profits such as Small Halls Inc. maintain operations. It also provides funding for other notfor-profits and charities.
P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company was first established in 1885, and has enjoyed a long history of serving Islanders in their insurance needs. The company grew over the years to include a non-farmer clientele, expanding in 1941 to allow the group to insure residential, commercial, and more.
Small Halls Inc. is an Island based not-for-profit organization with a mandate to bring events and breathe new life into community-based rural venues across P.E.I. It began as the Festival of Small Halls in 2008 and has grown to become one of the marquee summer events of the P.E.I. tourism season.
Jennifer Campbell, left, executive director of the P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small Halls, and Debbie Atkinson, festival manager, receive a cheque from Terry Shea, P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Co. general manager.