November 02, 2017

Media Advisory - Sun Life Financial continues to share the joy of music by expanding its Musical Instrument Lending Library program to Ottawa Public Library

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial and the Ottawa Public Library will be launching a new musical instrument lending program to help share the joy of music. Grammy and Juno Award-winning Canadian music icon Ms. Sarah McLachlan will join us to announce the details of the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program expansion in the nation's capital. 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017



1:00 p.m. EST



Ottawa Public Library, Main branch


120 Metcalfe St.


Ottawa, ON


K1P 5M2



Ms. Sarah McLachlan, Grammy and Juno Award-winning Canadian artist        


Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa


Mr. Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial


Mr. Tim Tierney, Chair, Ottawa Public Library Board  


Ms. Danielle McDonald, CEO, Ottawa Public Library   


The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program is the first of its kind in the city of Ottawa and the sixth musical instrument lending library program supported by Sun Life Financial in a Canadian public library. This innovative program helps put musical instruments into the hands of more Canadians.

About Sun Life Financial in the community
At Sun Life Financial, we are committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life and we're proud to hold the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada. Community wellness is an important part of our sustainability commitment and we believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help build a positive environment for our Clients, employees, advisors and shareholders. Our philanthropic support focuses on two key areas: health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research initiatives through our Team Up Against DiabetesTM platform; and arts and culture, through our award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible TM program. We also partner with sports properties in key markets to further our commitment to healthy and active living. Our employees and advisors take great pride in volunteering over 40,000 hours each year and contribute to making life brighter for individuals and families across Canada. Read more about Sun Life Financial in the community.

About Ottawa Public Library
Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America. The OPL extends public access to information and services through the library's 34 branches, physical and virtual at, as well as two mobile libraries and a vending machine-style lending library service. Serving close to one million Ottawa residents, OPL's mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it's out there, it's in here!

Media Relations Contacts:
Hannah Stewart
Senior Communications Specialist
Sun Life Financial
T. 647.256.2136
C: 416.557.4428

Rachael Duplisea
Communications Strategist
Ottawa Public Library
T. 613.580.2424 ext. 41382
C. 613.809.3764

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.