Do­na­tion helps P.E.I. Mu­tual Fes­ti­val Small Halls

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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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.

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