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February 22, 2012
Donation of innovative playground-in-a-box by Foresters benefits Toronto's Flemingdon Park community
Life insurance provider Foresters has donated Toronto’s first "Imagination Playground in a Box" to its neighbour, the Flemingdon Park Community Centre. The Imagination Playground is a collection of specially-designed, over-sized blocks that children can assemble in many different ways.

Children from the community, including nearby child-care centres, will have an opportunity to learn, play and create with the Imagination Playground at the community centre.

"We're very happy with Foresters' generosity," said Mayor Rob Ford. "Their donation will make a big difference to the many Flemingdon Park children who will have creative fun using the Imagination Playground."

Foresters President and Chief Executive Officer George Mohacsi, who officially presented the playground to the City of Toronto today, said, “Foresters has a long history of helping to improve the quality of life for families in North America through our partnerships with a variety of community organizations. I’m delighted we’re able to not only enhance playtime for the children in Flemingdon Park, but also raise awareness of the value of play for families and communities.”

The Imagination Playground in a Box is a play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play. Children of any age enjoy it, constantly changing their environment and designing their own course of play.

Also present at this morning's presentation at the community centre were Councillor John Parker (Ward 26 Don Valley West), local community leaders and many children of the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood.

Foresters is a life insurance provider that supports family well-being through quality products, unique member benefits and community activities. Founded in 1874, Foresters now shares its financial strength with more than 835,000 members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit ForestersTM is the trade name and a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9.

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