Winnipeg, MB, November 9, 2020 — Red River Mutual and broker partner Interlake Insurance have together donated $3,000 to the Elizabeth Dueck Park in Arborg, Manitoba. The funds will go toward recycling and garbage bins, encouraging sustainability in the greenspace, and park benches, to increase the ability for safe gathering in the community.
"Community involvement is very important to us," says Anne Isfeld, General Manager of Insurance Operations at Interlake Insurance. "Being active in the community allows us to do our part by giving back to the community that we work and live in."
Interlake Insurance has been in Arborg since 2013 and, in addition to the donation, Isfeld says the brokerage is interested in continuing their involvement with the Park through volunteering with site work, additional fundraising activities, or however help is needed when it is safe to do so.
The Elizabeth Dueck Park, formerly called the Arborg Community Park, is owned and maintained by the Town of Arborg. The greenspace is easily accessible to over 1,200 residents and visitors, and it is intended to promote communal wellness and connectivity by creating a safe and inclusive gathering place. Earlier this year, the park was submitted for Red River Mutual's Spruce Up Your Story campaign, which aims to beautify and restore well-loved spaces at the heart of our Prairie communities.
To increase the park's accessibility, the town installed the wheelchair accessible Elizabeth Dueck memorial swing set. Other recent upgrades include picnic tables, new sod, and concrete paved sidewalks to freshen up the area.
"It's a space for families and the community members to really come together and, given our current pandemic, this appears to be much more needed," says Cindy Stansell, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Arborg. "Just a place where they can spread out and be able to enjoy the outside and enjoy being with family."
Through donations from businesses like Interlake Insurance and Red River Mutual, the Town of Arborg plans to make more upgrades to the park, such as adding more play equipment for kids and a gazebo to increase available gathering space.
About Red River Mutual
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About Interlake Insurance
Interlake Insurance was started in 1962 in Gimli, Manitoba. We work closely with clients to find the best mix of coverage options from our long-established associations with some of the best carriers available to individuals, families and business owners. Our goal is to provide the best insurance products available for your needs. Visit https://www.interlakeinsurance.com/.