Volunteers to refurbish a Vancouver soccer field where over 790 local children play annually
NEW YORK (April 26, 2011) — Over 100 attendees and exhibitors at RIMS’ 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition will gather on Sunday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Britannia Community Services Centre for RIMS’ fifth annual Community Service Day. This year’s event will call for volunteers to restore the centre’s soccer field through such projects as building player benches around the field, painting and refurbishing an existing mural and creating and painting a mural on the exterior of the centre’s Micro Footie equipment storage container. RIMS 2011 attendees and their guests are invited to take part in this event.
The Britannia Community Services Centre is located on the East side of Vancouver and provides services to the Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona communities, where over 40 percent of families live in poverty. The centre provides a wide range of education, childcare, recreation, social and cultural programs to the community, and an integral part of those services is the Britannia Micro Footie league. Over the 17 years since its inception, the soccer program has expanded immensely and in the spring of 2010, over 790 youth took part in the program, the mission of which is to provide a safe and fun environment that helps to develop children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes toward positive involvement in sports.
“Since its inception five years ago, one of the pillars of RIMS Community Service Day has been, and continues to be, meeting the genuine needs of the communities that host our conference each year,” says Scott B. Clark, AAI, RIMS president. “RIMS is pleased to have the opportunity to assist the Britannia Community Service Centre as it mirrors that goal by providing critical services to an area where much of the population lives in poverty. RIMS aims to aid the centre in fostering impactful life skills among the community’s youth that will lead to personal, as well as social, change.”
“Our business is about people helping people. At Aon, we strive to foster the pursuit of not only organizational, but personal excellence and growth,” said Jennifer Fahey, executive vice president and head of sales and marketing for Aon Risk Solutions U.S. “We are honored to support RIMS Community Service Day for the fifth straight year, and commend RIMS, our colleagues and industry peers for this collective commitment to making a difference in our local communities.” Refurbishing the soccer field is a good connection for Aon, the global partner and shirt sponsor of Manchester United.
More information on RIMS 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition is available online at www.RIMS.org/RIMS2011.
About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition
Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The five-day event offers more than 120 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Exhibit Hall with more than 400 exhibitors. Following Boston, the event will be hosted in Vancouver in 2011. For more information, click here.