ScotianAires fundraising: Intact has an impact!

When Elaine Blanchard joined the ScotianAires in the fall of 2015, she never  realized that her love of singing with a local women’s barbershop chorus would carry over to her workplace. But when the ScotianAires launched a fundraising campaign to help the chorus travel to this November’s  International Competition in Providence, Rhode Island, Elaine’s colleagues at Intact Insurance Atlantic Region were only too happy to help.

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Elaine with some of her generous colleagues from Intact Insurance. From left to right, Elaine, Gillian Conrod, Clint Newcomb, Jennifer Carew, Tanya Godin

Elaine joined the ScotianAires through the chorus’  “Find Your Voice” program and hasn’t looked back.  She journeyed with the ScotianAires to the Atlantic Competition in Sackville NB in June, where the chorus took first place honours and qualified for the Harmony Inc. International Competition. As the chorus consists of more than 55 women and costs for attending the competition are particularly high given the unfavourable exchange rate for the Canadian dollar, the ScotianAires initiated a GoFundMe campaign to help alleviate some of the expense.

Intact Insurance has a local charitable donations committee that helps to support non-profit events near and dear to their employees' hearts. Elaine and her co-workers in Dartmouth NS, Moncton, NB,  Saint. John NB and St. John’s NL  held a “wear your jeans to work day” at the end of September where participants contributed to the ScotianAires GoFundMe campaign for the privilege of more casual office attire.  Together they raised an impressive $504 towards the campaign!

Elaine is not surprised at the generosity of her fellow employees.  “There is always something going on here”, Elaine explained.  “Come November there will be events for Christmas families, the food bank etc.”   As for the upcoming International Competition with the ScotianAires Elaine remarked, “I can’t wait!  It’s going to be great!”  Thank you Intact Insurance Atlantic Region for helping the ScotianAires to make the journey!

If you would like to support the ScotianAires and their entertaining a cappella harmonies, the campaign is still active at gofundme.com/scotianaires.