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Media Advisory - Sun Life Financial makes the power of music possible for St. John's area residents


Media Advisory - Sun Life Financial makes the power of music possible for St. John's area residents

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ST. JOHN'S, July 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial is expanding its Musical Instrument Lending Library program to the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries.  Newfoundland native Alan Doyle, actor, producer, best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea for 20+ years will be on hand to help announce the new program.

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This is the third library in Atlantic Canada to launch this innovative, free program that allows residents with a valid library card the opportunity to borrow a variety of musical instruments such as guitars, banjos, ukuleles, mandolins, portable keyboards, etc., in the same way they borrow a book. 


Tuesday, July 31, 2018


11:00 a.m. NDT


AC Hunter Public Library – 3rd Floor

125 Allandale Road

St. John's, NL 


  • Alan Doyle, St. John's native, formerly of Great Big Sea
  • Danny Breen, Mayor, City of St. John's
  • Keith Vincent, St. John's Financial Centre Manager, Sun Life Financial
  • Jennifer McIntosh, Manager, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial
  • Leigha Chiasson-Locke, Regional Librarian, St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries

This is the tenth musical instrument lending library supported by Sun Life Financial in a Canadian public library – helping put more musical instruments into the hands of more Canadians, regardless of their financial means.

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 29,000 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 Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries
Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries (NLPL) has been an integral part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador since its inception in 1935.  Through a network of 94 public libraries, NLPL works to ensure that library materials, programs and internet access are available free of charge to meet the needs of the province's people.

Media Relations Contacts:
Hannah Stewart
Senior Communications Specialist
Sun Life Financial
t. 647.256.2136

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