This year, Admiral helped to sponsor the Al Fresco Film Festival’s “Summer of Johnny”, a Johnny Depp themed festival where some of the favorite films starring the sultry-eyed thespian were shown outside in downtown Halifax. The money raised by the festival is used to support local film makers and youth programs as well as raise awareness of the burgeoning local film market in Nova Scotia.
Life at Admiral
On July 28th, our Admiral crew had a chance to show off their colours and hoist the flag high as we participated in the PRIDE Parade in downtown Halifax. It was the 25thanniversary of the annual celebration by the LGBTQ community, so it was an extra special honour to be part of the festivities.
In 2007, Admiral Insurance opened its doors in Nova Scotia with a staff of 21 and our sights set on building a successful business venture in Halifax. In our first office on Bayers Road it seemed like we had plenty of space to grow as we created more and more opportunities for people to join our team.
Over the month of July, the staff at Admiral Halifax pitched in together to raise money and food donations for Feed Nova Scotia. The charitable organization collects and distributes food to more than 150 member agency food banks and meal service programs through out the province. To show our support, we held multiple events including BBQ’s, hockey pools and a desk wash fundraiser (check out Admiral Insurance on Facebook for the pics).
"Congratulations to everyone at Admiral Insurance, the company was recently recognized as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada for 2015! Since opening for business in Halifax in 2007, Admiral Insurance has grown from an office of twenty-one to over 400 employees.
The Halifax Office recently celebrated another successful year with its second Annual Awards Gala. More than 200 of our staff livened up the Marriott Hotel making the event the largest awards dinner to date. Our hosts for the evening; Duncan and Holly warmed up the spirited crowd with some comedy before 17 employees were called to the stage to receive awards in recognition of their stellar performance over the past year.
Admiral held its third annual company picnic on a hot sunny day in August on the shores of MacDonald Beach and over 200 our Admiral Family members took in all the fun events of the day. With their bellies full of picnic fare courtesy of Tarek's Café the children enjoyed a bouncy castle, face painting a magic show and juggling before they lined up for potato sac, egg and spoon and three legged races.
The Sport and Social Committee proudly presented a Haunted House to ring in Halloween 2011 in the Halifax office. The committee did a phenomenal job transforming the break room into a frightening spectacle with pathways made up of bloody sheets, spider webs and hanging heads where our staff fought off zombies, witches and psychos. Brave souls who survived were rewarded with treat bags.
Ministry of Health (MOH) has had a fantastic year! We kicked off 2011 with our yoga classes and things quickly picked up by the summer with our first instalment of on-site massage- A huge hit with our staff!
The Halifax Renewals had a groovy time at their Renewals party in March. The party was organized by the Top Ten Committee as a reward for the Department achieving their highest contribution rate ever as a site. They celebrated the old fashioned way ...seventies style. There were costumes ranging from go- go girls to Austin Powers. There were tons of prizes to be won; gift cards for everything from best costume to best joke and best dance.