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Over $70,000 donated and 2,000 staff hours volunteered annually in your Northwestern Ontario communities.

Red Lake Hospital Foundation - 40 Weeks of Giving

Gillons Insurance Brokers was thrilled to participate in Westland Insurance 40 Weeks of Giving campaign in celebration of their 40th year in business.

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Women of Merit Award - Red Lake & Ear Falls

Toots (Elsie) Everley has been a long time member of our Gillons family.  “While running her own insurance business and serving on the IBAO,  provincial Insurance Association for a number of years, Toots mentored several women who also wanted careers in the field”. Even after her recent retirement, Toots continues to be a big part and support for our Gillons Red Lake team.  Earlier this week,  Toot’s received the Woman of Merit Award, along with Ethel Nelson of Ear Falls.  The award  celebrates and recognizes a Red Lake and Ear Falls woman for their contributions to the community.  Congratulations Toots for this well deserved award.   To read the full article click here

Bear Clan Patrol – 40 Weeks of Giving

Gillons Insurance Brokers was thrilled to participate in Westland Insurance 40 Weeks of Giving campaign in celebration of their 40th year in business. If you haven’t heard, Gillons is now a division of Westland, having been acquired in 2020.


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Share the LOVE this Valentine's Day

Has someone shown you love these last few months? We want to hear some warm fuzzies in celebration of Valentine’s Day! Starting today up until Valentine’s Day, share with us someone who made a difference in your life during these uncertain times. That lovely person will be entered to WIN a Gillons gift baskets with a $100 Gift Card to a local restaurant.  #sharethelove

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Gillons Achievements in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we at Gillons, want to bring forward some achievements and awards we have received as a brokerage over the past year.

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Gillons Insurance and West End Motors support Riverside Foundation for Health Care 50/50 Raffle

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s 50/50 Raffle is back by popular demand, bigger and better than before.

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Gillons and Key Partners Donate $10,000 to the Red Lake Relief Efforts

Our thoughts are with the many displaced Red Lake and area families who were forced to leave their homes on short notice Monday night.

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Community Support Trail during COVID-19

During this unprecedented time, we wanted to show our appreciation for the front line workers in our communities. As well as help out those in need through supporting some great causes. Stay healthy Northwestern Ontario! We're in this together.

Special Olympics Winter Games Canada 2020

The City of Thunder Bay hosted the The Special Olympics Winter Games from February 25th to 29th. We are proud to say our Gillons-sponsored skater, Janie McGraw of New Brunswick, took 3rd place overall in her division. Congrats Janie and thank you to the wonderful volunteers who helped make a great games!

Moosecalac Fund Raiser Another Success

Since 2005, Moosecalac hockey tournament has raised over $275,000 and all of that money has been returned to the community. The event is all for charity and all funds raised go support Sick Children and local Kid’s activities in Greenstone. This year, Gillons supported a 4 year old boy from Beardmore with an auto immune disease and has been receiving therapy since October 2019. Our LA Kings jersey was auctioned off this year and proceeds went to our sponsored boy and his family!

Gillons Sharks Score Big

Great job Gillons Sharks on winning the Emo Atom tournament. Thank you to all of the organizers who always do an amazing job!

Fort Frances Customer Appreciation Day

Our customers in Fort Frances got sweet treats for their customer appreciation day. Lemonade and ice cream were handed out at the Rainy Lake Square Market just in time for back to school. Thanks to all of our customers who stopped by! It has been a pleasure doing business with you since 1924.

Dryden Customer Appreciation Day

Our team in Dryden had a great day giving out hot dogs and smokies for our customer appreciation BBQ. All donations received went to the breakfast programs at Open Roads, St. Joseph’s, Lillian Berg and New Prospect Schools in Dryden. There was plenty of cake to go around as well! Thank you to all of our customers for your continued business.

Red Lake Customer Appreciation Day

Another successful annual customer appreciation BBQ. Our Red Lake team was ready with smokies, hot dogs and refreshments, along with our neighbours from Forever Green Gift Boutique. All donations went to the Red Lake Pow Wow Committee. After the BBQ, we had some friendly competition at the lovely Red Lake Golf & Country Club. Thank you to our amazing customers for coming out!

Atikokan Bass Classic Kid’s Fishing Tournament

We were so excited to have a record breaking number of little anglers at the Atikokan Bass Classic Kid’s Tournament at Minnow Pond. Each participant was given a Gillons whistle to make sure we knew when they had a big catch. Our very own Angela Goodwin and Carolyn Anderson both fished in the tournament this year and had a great time in the parade. Thank you to all the volunteers who make this such a fantastic event!

Hometown Heroes

Our Thunder Bay team got out of the office for a little road hockey press conference with the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation in support of their Hometown Heroes golf tournament. It was all friendly competition and the real winners are all the children this great charity helps every day. We also had a blast at the golf tournament along with our friends from Northbridge Insurance.

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship

Our team was up at the crack of dawn making sure all the anglers were checked and ready to go at the FFCBC. The volunteers who put on the tournament always make sure there is plenty of coffee and donuts to go around. Our very own David Byrnes and Luc Romaniuk competed this year, and our volunteers can assure you their boats were checked very thoroughly! Thanks as always to the event organizers for always doing such a great job.

Lake of the Woods Women’s Walleye Tournament

The rain didn’t slow down our boat checkers at the Lake of the Woods Women’s Walleye Tournament! The anglers started off at Devil’s Gap Marina and finished with dinner and celebrations at the Golden Eagle Bingo Hall. Proceeds went to the Sunset Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referrals Services. Congrats to our very own Jackie McAlister and Tracy McDonald placed 14th of 41 teams! Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for making this day another great success.

Spring Up to Clean Up

Spring was in the air while our team worked hard at cleaning up the surrounding area of 214 Red River Road. Thanks to Eco Superior for getting us out of the office and giving us supplies to get our neighborhood ready for the summer. We look forward to helping with this initiative every year.