Malia Wright, daughter of Ingle International’s own Imran Wright, recently hit the ice with her choir pals in Oshawa, Ontario, to sing the national anthem at an Oshawa Generals game. (The team competes in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and, as of writing, is clinging to a playoff position.) The seven-year-old chanter—soon to be eight, we should point out—is in Grade 2 at St. Hedwig Catholic School in Oshawa and recently joined the school choir, which rehearses once a week. The group usually performs in churches and at smaller venues, so its foray into the Oshawa Generals’ arena was unquestionably its biggest gig to date.
Imran, a claims adjudicator at Ingle International, brought Malia in to Ingle International’s Toronto office so the editorial team could hear about the big event first-hand and spread the word. When we interviewed her we joked around and pretended she was interviewing for the CEO position. Don’t worry Robin, your job is safe—for now, at least.
Malia said she was super excited and nervous at first, but once the acoustic guitar kicked in and the singing began, it was all just a blur. After the final note, the crowd burst into cheers and applause, and Malia and her choir mates (and Imran, to be sure) must have been very proud indeed. Ingle International sure was!
As coincidence would have it, Ingle International supports the Oshawa Generals, providing the team with travel assistance services. The Generals are one team that is familiar with success: the squad boasts the record for most titles (13), and its alumni include such NHL powerhouses and legends as Bobby Orr, Eric Lindros, and John Tavares.
Ingle International is one of the few travel and health insurance companies that specialize in sports coverage. In 2014, the company supported the Canadian athletes who participated in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. And in 2013, Ingle International provided 140 Team Canada athletes, coaches, and staff with travel insurance and emergency assistance at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea (also the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics). We also lent a hand to the 1994 World Basketball Championship, the Jamaican bobsled team that competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics, and countless other athletes, coaches, and teams.
Malia took care of business on the ice, and Ingle International looked after things off the ice. And although we didn’t actually play, we still had one goal—to assist.
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