On Wednesday September 23rd, Trisura’s Richard Grant and over 20 insurance industry professionals from around the world came together as part of the Cycle for Wishes team. The team departed Montreal on a 500 km cycle, with the final destination of Quebec City. Day 1 destination: Venise-Quebec (104km), day 2: Magog (146km), day 3: Victoriaville (140km), and day 4: Quebec City (115km). The ride concludes on Sunday, September 27th when Richard and the team arrive for the kick-off of Canadian RIMS 2015.

The ride is focused on raising money for the Make-A-Wish® foundation Canada. In 2011, the Cycle for Wishes team consisted of 11 enthusiastic cyclists and 4 well organized support team members that helped grant 5 kids their wishes by raising over $53,000. For 2015, Richard and his co-cyclists have set a goal to raise in excess of $100,000.
This can only be accomplished through the help and generosity of committed corporate supporters, friends, family members and industry colleagues. The support from donators will allow Make-A-Wish® to continue to create powerful wish experiences, improving a child’s state of mind, replacing fear with happiness, and helping them to feel like a normal kid again. Every donation helps move Make-A-Wish® closer to their vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in communities across Canada. Wishes like:

Maya, Age 4, Leukemia, “I wish to be a ballerina”
Rachel, Age 6, Ocular Melanoma, “I wish to have a butterfly garden”
Damien, Age 12, Cancer, “I wish to be a paleontologist”
Annabelle, Age 4, Cancer, “I wish to meet Cinderella”
Owen, Age 4, Heart Condition, “I wish to be a firefighter”

This is an opportunity for the Canadian Insurance Industry to help share the power of a wish®. To succeed, we need your help. Please donate directly to Make-A-Wish® Canada via Cycle for Wishes 2015. This process will generate a charitable tax receipt. Donations are accepted after the event, so you haven’t missed your chance to show your support.

The 2015 Cycle For Wishes team:

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company: Richard Grant
Integro (Canada) Ltd. : John Haas, Patrick Bourk, Pam Rankin, Mark Rankin
GPL Assurance Inc.: Christian Giner
Eagle Underwriting Group Inc. : Mike Wills
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.: Kelly Tomenson-Haas, Debbie Oleskiw, Dave Swindells
AIG: Pascale Samson
Aviva Canada: Lindsey Bellinger
ENCON Group Inc.: Ted Bellinger
Liberty International Underwriters: Michel Quatrale
Tara Investment Partners: John Clements
Grey Swan Advisory: Murn Meyrick
Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers: Paavo Montandon
Swiss Re: Nick Bush, Robert Hunziker
Chubb Insurance Company of Canada: Cameron Rose
GPL Assurance Inc. : Louis-Thomas Labbé