Sun Life Financial has announced that it has expanded its musical instrument lending library program to the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Through this program, anyone with a valid Kitchener Public Library card will have the opportunity to borrow a variety of musical instruments free of charge, stated the company in an announcement July 10.

Sun Life will be donating 150 instruments and accessories to the library, including, guitars, ukuleles, violins, drums and portable keyboards and has created a series of seven short videos to assist individuals with the use, care and enjoyment of the instruments. Sun Life will also be making a philanthropic donation to the Kitchener Public Library to help fund the program operating costs. The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program is an extension of Sun Life's support of music education.

Healthy and sustainable communities

"We are thrilled to provide more Canadians with access to music through this innovative program, one that aligns with our mission of building healthy and sustainable communities for life," said Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life. "Music is very powerful and affects the way we think, feel and act, which is why the joy of making music is something every Canadian deserves to experience."