IBAS is donating $10,000 to assist with the repair and resurfacing of Zenon Park Arena — the winning project selected as part of the association’s first-ever Community Challenge, held this past summer.
Nominated by Johnston Agencies of nearby Porcupine Plain, the arena is funded and operated entirely by volunteers, and may not be able to open this year without urgent updates.
“Facilities like the Zenon Park Arena serve as central hubs to small towns right across Saskatchewan,” explains IBAS President & CEO Derek Lothian. “They promote health and wellness — especially among local youth, and are places for communities to come together, even in these challenging times. They are more than just skating rinks — they’re a part of who we are in this province.”
Twenty-nine submissions were received in total from IBAS member brokerages, which well exceeded the application goal of 20. That means IBAS — alongside Presenting Partner SGI CANADA and Supporting Partners Lydale Construction, Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance, and Wawanesa Insurance — will also collectively donate a matching $10,000 to STARS air ambulance as part of the 2020 IBAS Charity Campaign.
“Insurance brokerages are such a vital part of the economic and social fabric of Saskatchewan,” says Lothian. “Giving back is what they do. And we are so excited by the lasting impact this initiative will have.”
The independent panel of judges consisted of Steve McLellan (CEO, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce), Prabha Mitchell (CEO, WESK – Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan), and Mark Cooper (CEO, Saskatchewan Construction Association). All submissions were anonymized prior to evaluation, and judges scored submissions independently and confidentially.
For more information, please contact Derek Lothian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 525-4075.