In the Community
At Lewis & Jones we believe in being an active supporter of our community in order to make it a stronger and better place to live. Below are examples of how we are "walking the walk."
December 4, 2020
Killarney Staff & Educators thanked for their adaptability, perseverance, and dedication to the students of our community.
Recognizing that health care providers, small businesses and educators had been most dramatically affected by changes in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic Lewis & Jones Group purchased gift certificates from several small, locally-owned businesses in town and gifted them to the 80 educators and staff at Killarney Collegiate Institute as a way of giving back to the community and saying 'thanks'.
December 1, 2020
Brett Warbeck helps local businesses adapt to 'Code Red'
Brett Warbeck started a Facebook group to promote small, locally-owned businesses and craftspeople having to adapt or close their doors to the public as a result of the 'Code Red' restrictions implemented during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Manitoba. Brett offered free assistance in creating Facebook pages to local businesses that did not have an online business to help shoppers get in contact, view menus and take-out options for local restaurants and place shopping orders for curbside pickup or deliver.
November 14, 2020
David Jones walks 20 miles to raise funds for Killarney Foundation
Saturday November 14th David walked 40,000 steps (approximately 20 miles) to raise awareness for the "Endow Manitoba Challenge" and the many projects that the Killarney Foundation has contributed to around town. He visited several sites that have been past recipients of foundation grants. As a result of his efforts over $36,000 in donations were received from individual donors over the course of the weekend and following week.
September 23, 2020
Minor Ball receives donation from Lewis & Jones Group & Portage Mutual Insurance
Jennifer Bylo accepts a cheque on behalf of Killarney Minor Ball from Travis Hilhorst. Lewis & Jones Group along with Portage Mutual Insurance donated $500 to the Minor Ball Association.
June 24, 2020
Congratulations to our Scholarship recipient, Kira McIntyre
Lewis & Jones Group was pleased to announce that the 2020 Lewis & Jones Group Scholarship was awarded to Kira McIntyre. Lewis & Jones Group presents a $500 scholarship annually to students graduating from Killarney Collegiate Institute who demonstrate a commitment to academics, student leadership and community involvement.
September 6, 2019
A generous cheque from Wawanesa Insurance towards Fire Hall project
The Wawanesa Insurance company was inspired by Rob MacDonald, Insurance Broker with Lewis & Jones Group to donate a $7,500 cheque towards the construction of the new fire hall. The donation was presented by Abbie Smith and Kevin Bailey of Wawanesa Insurance along with Rob MacDonald to Troy Cuvelier, Fire Chief for the Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain.
December 6, 2019
Fire Hall boost from Lewis & Jones Group
The new Fire Hall project received another boost with a $2,500 donation from Realtors Curtis Dickson and Marlee Cline. Lewis & Jones Group has committed a total of $10,000 towards the project,in $2,500 increments over the next 4 years. Fire Chief Troy Cuvelier is pictured here accepting the cheque on behalf of the Killarney Volunteer Fire Department.
March 26, 2018
Killarney Insurance Group donates to Killarney Lake Aeration Project
Killarney Lake Action Committee members were thrilled at the phone call from the Lewis and Jones Group in Killarney with the news that they had been awarded $500 to donate to the Killarney Lake Aeration Project.
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March 18, 2018
Lewis & Jones Group supports Local Airport Improvements
Lewis & Jones Group contributed $1,000 towards the Killarney Municipal Airport upgrades.
September 25, 2017
2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts receives support from Lewis & Jones Group
Lewis & Jones Group donated $1,000 to the Killarney 2018 Scott Tournament of Hearts organizing committee.
July 4, 2016
Killarney Volunteer Fire Department receives $1,500 donation
Following their 70th Anniversary Celebration Lewis & Jones Group donated $1,500 towards the purchase of protective equipment (an individual breathing apparatus) to the Killarney Volunteer Fire Department. $1,207 was collected in donations from their Anniversary pork on the bun lunch, $50 was donated by Butler Byers Insurance and Lewis & Jones then rounded up the donation to a tidy $1,500.
June 24, 2016
Lewis & Jones, Wawanesa Insurance and the Insurance Women's Association support playground upgrade
Lewis & Jones Group, Along with Wawanesa Insurance handed over a cheque for $2,500 to Corinne MacDonald, chair of Killarney Parent Advisory Council (KPAC), in order to help pay for an upgrade to the Killarney School Playground equipment. Members of the Insurance Women's Association and Lewis & Jones Employees Karen Bernard and Cathy Desrochers also presented KPAC with a cheque for $500 towards the playground project.
March 18, 2016
Kilarney Agricultural Society receives donation for the construction of new Canteen Building
Lewis & Jones Group donated $1,250 towards the construction of the new canteen building, located on the Killarney Agricultural Grounds.
March 21, 2014
Splash Park receives boost from Lewis & Jones
Lewis & Jones group contributed a total of $5,000 towards the construction of the Erin Park Splash Park.
September 23, 2011
Shamrock Centre Fitness Centre sponsored by Lewis & Jones Group
Contributions totaling $75,000 from Lewis & Jones Group and their respective Insurance and Investment Company sponsors were used to construct the brand new "Lewis & Jones Group Fitness Centre" within the new Shamrock Centre Facility in Killarney.
January 1, 2010
Local Organizations and Events receive annual support from Lewis & Jones Group
Lewis & Jones Group is proud to support many local organizations and events with both monetary donations and volunteers. Some annual sponsorships include: The Dunrea Bonspiel, Killarney Beach Fest, Ninette Agricultural Fair, Killarney Agricultural Society, The Boissevain Festival of the Arts, Killarney Lakeside Golf Course, Killarney Minor Sports, Local 4-H Clubs and many more!
Always open to giving time and energy
Have an idea how Lewis & Jones can give back to your local community organization? Please contact us!