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Food drive for Slave Lake residents

Jun 24, 2011

Donations accepted at Co-operators offices in northern and central Alberta

GUELPH, ON, June 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Eighty Co-operators agents in central and northern Alberta are banding together to hold a food drive to help the residents of Slave Lake as they now begin to rebuild their lives after the devastating wildfires that destroyed one third of the town and displaced over 7,000 people.

Non-perishable food items can be donated to the Slave Lake food bank at participating Co-operators offices until August 1, 2011.  For drop off points please refer to the attached backgrounder or to find an agent's office please use the Find an Agent link on

"The people of Slave Lake are nothing if not resilient," said Sherry Watty, The Co-operators Agent in Slave Lake who lost her home and vehicle in the fire, but who continues to work out of her office, which survived the blaze. "The food bank currently has a lot of donations, but we want to make sure that remains the case a few months from now. Albertans and Canadians have been incredibly generous in doing what they can to help this community out, and we'll always be grateful for their kindness."

WestFreight will be donating a truck and driver to deliver them to Slave Lake.

The Co-operators Emergency Response Team has been on location in Northern Alberta working to serve affected clients. Staff members from various parts of the country have been working in the area, and mobile offices have been established to support those dealing with the tragedy.

About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $40 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is ranked #1 among the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights, and listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada. For more information visit


Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the following Co-operators offices.

Agency  Address City
A&L Insurance Agencies Ltd 5012 52 St. Andrew
Piquette Insurance Services Ltd 4916B - 49 St Athabasca
Jensen Agencies Inc. 5025 - 51 Street Barrhead
Richards Insurance Services 5002 - 50 St Bashaw
The Co-operatorsChoquet Insuracn 106- 6110 50 St Beaumont
Choquet Insurance Group Ltd 5025E - 50 Ave Bonnyville
Piquette Insurance Services Ltd 5108 - 3 Street Boyle
The Co-operators 5035 - 50 Ave Breton
Camrose Insurance Services Ltd 5704 - 48 Ave Camrose
D&N Niehaus Agencies Ltd 5009 50 Ave Cold Lake
Powerhouse Financial Ltd. 5132 - 50 St Drayton Valley
Anders Insurance Services Inc 9708 153 Ave Edmonton
August Insurance Group Inc 10943 - 23 Avenue Edmonton
Westgate Agency Ltd 156 -17010 90 Ave. NW Edmonton
Koperski Insurance Group Ltd. 244 Manning Crossing Edmonton
Neil Mingo Insurance Services Inc 2345 Rabbit Hill Road NW Edmonton
Millgrove  Insurance 6147 28 Avenue Edmonton
Shea Insurance Group Inc 6768 75th St. Edmonton
Callingwood Insurance Services Ltd 10513 51 Ave Edmonton
Downtown Insurance Group 116 - 10411 122 Street Edmonton
Lyta Pool Agencies Ltd 513 50 St. Edson
The Co-operators 4902 50th Ave. Evansburg
Dunvegan Insurance Services Ltd 10406B 100 St. Fairview
Reeden Insurance Corporation 3 Main Street Falher
The Co-operators 5010 - 49 Ave Forestburg
The Co-operators Unit 1, 310 Woodlands Centre Fort McMurray
The Co-operators 140 - 9521 Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray
M. Friel Agencies Inc 10214 100 Ave Ft. Sask
Sheldon Hannah Insurance Services Ltd 10809 - 100 St. Grande Prairie
Dennis Homeniuk Insurance & Financial Services Inc 102 - 9804 100 Ave. Grande Prairie
John Perkins Insurance  & Financial  Services  Inc 104 - 9856 97 Ave Grande Prairie
The Co-operators 5212 50 St. Grimshaw
Ehman Agencies Ltd 4 - 218 Centre St Hanna
The Co-operators 9809 101 St. High Level
Robert Buchan Insurance Agencies Inc 4910-51Ave High Prairie
Mountain Park Agencies Ltd 165 Athabasca Ave Hinton
McGillivray Insurance & Financial Services 2 - 5023 49 St Innisfail
The Co-operators 10106 101 St. La Crete
Piquette Insurance Services Ltd. 10116  101 Ave Lac La Biche
Advantage Insurance Group (2006) Inc 5033  52 St Lacombe
A&L Insurance Agencies Ltd 5124  50 Ave. Lamont
RBC Agencies 39 - 5201 50 Street Leduc
John Anderson Agencies 3514 50th Ave Lloydminster
Carrie James Insurance Services 3 - 2803 50 Ave Lloydminster
The Co-operators 4802 Crockett Street Mayerthorpe
Gaudry Financial Services Ltd 10308  100 Ave Morinville
Chris M. Thiels Insurance Agency Ltd 1- 5102  51 St Olds
Schindel Agencies Inc 114 Main St Oyen
Keddie Insurance Services Ltd 9615 100 St. Peace River
The Co-operators 5103  48 Ave Ponoka
Schindel Agencies Inc 4831  50 Ave Provost
Bjornson Insurance Group Inc 16 - 6791 50 Ave Red Deer
Kooman Agencies B-3450 Gaetz Ave Red Deer
Pysyk Insurance Services Inc 107- 4909  49 St Red Deer
The Co-operators 4606  51 St Rimbey
Time Insurance Services Ltd 4808  49 St Rocky Mtn. House
The Co-operators 4803 - 47 St Sedgewick
Tom Ciezki Agencies 301-101 Granada Blvd Sherwood Park
Sherwood Park Insurance 2 Athabascan Avenue Sherwood Park
Watty Insurance Services 505 1A St. Slave Lake
High Mark Agencies 44 Wheatland Ave Smoky Lake
Dufour Insurance 4608 50 St. Spirit River
Ashdon Agency Ltd 111-183 Highway 16A Spruce Grove
Anders Insurance Services Inc 40-585 St. Albert Road St. Albert
The Co-operators 152 Grandin Park Plaza St. Albert
Saik Insurance Services Ltd 102-4341 50 Ave St. Paul
Richards Insurance Services 4829  50 St Stettler
Northstar Insurance Group Inc 113-4707 49 Ave Stony Plain
Harbour Insurance Group 5043  50A St Sylvan lake
High Mark Agencies 606  1 Street Thorhild
The Co-operators 4817 Hankin St Thorsby
Ritchie Agencies Insurance 5036  53 Ave Tofield
The Co-operators 4803 50 Ave. Valleyview
Integra Insurance Ltd 122-4925  50 Ave Vegreville
Koback Enterprises Ltd 5135A 50 Ave Vermillion
Ritchie Agencies Insurance 5103  50 St Viking
Buffalo Agencies Ltd 402  10 St Wainwright
RMG Agencies Ltd 10A-10404 100 Street Westlock
J. Letourneau Insurance Services Inc 101-4502  56 St Wetaskiwin
Rumberger Insurance Services Inc 1- 5023  50 Ave Whitecourt
The Co-operators 321D Old Airport Rd. Yellowknife




For further information:

Leonard Sharman
The Co-operators

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