Frank Cowan Company, a leader in providing insurance, risk and claims management solutions for public entities and specialty organizations, is proud to announce a new, multi-year partnership with Highway of Heroes Living Tribute.
The partnership will be formally celebrated on October 23, 2017, at Newcastle Public School, where local dignitaries, officials and the school community will gather for a tree planning event.
“This partnership speaks to the great respect Frank Cowan Company has for our country’s history, those who serve and who have served in Canada’s Armed Forces, and the environment. We recognize and are humbled by the sacrifices made by fallen Canadian Forces service men and women and feel that a partnership with Highway of Heroes Living Tribute is a meaningful way to reflect our gratitude,” says Larry Ryan, President, Frank Cowan Company.
Frank Cowan Company currently insures several municipalities along the Highway of Heroes corridor that stretches 170 kilometers from Toronto to Trenton. The Company will support tree planting events in these locations to help achieve the Living Tribute’s goal of planting 117,000 trees alongside the highway – one for each of Canada’s fallen heroes. The Cowan Foundation has also donated funds to this important initiative.
The event will mark the completion of a special project undertaken by Newcastle Public School and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority – the creation of a miniature Highway of Heroes Living Tribute in the school yard that will feature 30 trees planted adjacent to a walkway, complete with yellow lines to recreate the look of the lanes on the highway.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Frank Cowan Company into the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute family,” says Mark Cullen, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute. “Celebrating their contribution at Newcastle Public School is special for several reasons. The Highway of Heroes passes directly behind the schoolyard, and the act of planting “hero trees” on their property will add depth and beauty to the “hero trees” nearest the highway. Also, brave Canadians have lost their lives protecting our land and our freedom; now we must protect what they fought for by teaching children about their sacrifices, and the importance of stewarding our land. My most sincere thanks goes to Frank Cowan Company and The Cowan Foundation for making this possible.”