Mackenzie Investments to sponsor True Patriot Love expedition
Mackenzie Investments of Toronto has signed-on as a sponsor of the True Patriot Love Scotiabank Mackenzie Expedition. The expedition will commemorate the first crossing of North America by Alexander Mackenzie in 1793. The event will be conducted by charitable organization the True Patriot Love Foundation, which works to promote the wellbeing of military and veteran families.
The organization will pair business people with ill and injured soldiers to travel to three remote locations in Canada. The trip which Mackenzie Investments will sponsor will recreate the last leg of Mackenzie's journey through British Columbia. Funds raised through the initiative will go toward programs and services supporting the transition of military personnel into civilian life.
"As a firm with a long-standing commitment to philanthropy and being part of the communities we serve, we wanted to do something special to celebrate not only Canada 150, but our own 50th anniversary," said Barry McInerney, president and CEO of Mackenzie Investments. "The TPL Scotiabank Mackenzie Expedition is the perfect opportunity for us to mark these monumental occasions. True Patriot Love Foundation's work to support Canada's veterans and their families helps in so many ways and we are honoured to contribute to those efforts."