Hospice Isle of Man are delighted to announce that Canada Life have partnered up with The Big Splash to support the 2022 Wild in Art trail, as a large sculpture sponsor. This is the largest mass participation art event to ever come to the Isle of Man and will see a trail of 30 life size Dolphins on a public art trail live around the Island for 12 weeks from May – September 2022.
Canada Life are extremely proud to be a part of a public art ever which aims to connect corporate, public and community partners with the creative sector.
Sean Christian, Managing Director and Executive Director of Canada Life said, “We’re delighted to once again have the opportunity to partner with Hospice Isle of Man in the ‘Big Splash 2022’. We deeply value the role the Hospice plays in our community and the services they offer. Hospice is a charity close to many of our colleague’s hearts and The Big Splash is a unique and exciting initiative for us to be part of.
In addition to partnering on this exciting piece of work, we are also donating an additional £2,000 in December to the Hospice as our colleagues have selected the charity to benefit from our monthly charity collections. We look forward to continuing our partnership and seeing the benefits we can continue to provide within our local community.’
Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, Anne Mills said, “Canada Life have been incredible support to Hospice Isle of Man over the last couple of years and we are honoured that they have chosen to continue and enhance their support through our Wild in Art 2022 trail.
The Big Splash will be a fantastic adventure for all those involved, including Canada Life and we are pleased their 200 staff on the Isle of Man will join us on this exciting journey. The trail promises to provide a wonderful experience for both residents and visitors to enjoy in summer 2022 and represents the excellent community spirit that the Island is renowned for.”
More than 30 individually designed ‘life sized’ dolphin sculptures along with 30 baby dolphins (Calves) will form a trail of discovery across the Island next spring, encouraging residents and visitors alike to explore our environment from an exciting new perspective – whilst promoting our Biosphere, wellbeing and active lifestyles.
Each of these sculptures will be sponsored by local businesses who will benefit from an exciting range of PR and media opportunities prior to and throughout the trail itself. The Big Splash project has over 25 schools from across the Island working with our Education team on the Environment and will help to design one of the baby dolphins which form part of the Trail in 2022.