Sun Life Financial extends commitment to making music accessible to more Canadians

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VANCOUVER, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ – Vancouver residents will continue to experience the joy of music with the renewal of the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL).

Initially launched at VPL in 2016, the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program is an innovative, free program that helps put musical instruments into the hands of more Canadians. Just like taking out a library book, residents with a valid Vancouver Public Library card can continue borrowing a variety of musical instruments from the library’s central location.

Grammy and Juno-Award winning Canadian music icon Sarah McLachlan will be on hand to announce details of the recommitment.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018


11:00 a.m. PDT


Vancouver Public Library – Central Library

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC

V6B 6B1


  • Sarah McLachlan, Grammy and Juno Award-winning Canadian artist
  • Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial
  • Christina de Castell, Chief Librarian, Vancouver Public Library
  • Kyla Epstein, Board Chair, Vancouver Public Library

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 AccessibleTM  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 29,000 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 Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver Public Library has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Our vision is an informed, engaged, and connected city. Our mission is a free place for everyone to discover, create and share ideas and information. Last year, VPL had more than 6.8 million visits, with patrons borrowing almost 9.5 million physical and digital items including books, ebooks, movies, music and magazines. Across 21 locations, VPL is the most-visited major urban library per capita in Canada. VPL is online at, Twitter (@VPL) and Facebook (VancouverPublicLibrary).


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