2022 People’s Choice for Community Impact Award
Sponsored by MRSB, this award recognizes a business that has earned an engaged and loyal following and support from the community.
Stewart travel group
During the pandemic, Stewart Travel Group raised funds to donate tablets to Hospice PEI so that their clients could connect with family and friends while in care. Wanting to do more, the business began working with Hospice PEI and The Culinary Institute of Canada on a special fundraiser in June of 2021. Tastes of Travel was an evening featuring entertainment by Irish Mythen and an eight-course meal with dishes from various destinations around the world that Stewart Travel Group will visit in 2022. The event raised over $13,000 for Hospice PEI, even with limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Over the years, Stewart Travel Group has also partnered with other local charities, like Stars For Life, and the Confederation Youth Choir to raise funds for their activities. This fall, Stewart Travel Group will host a Danube River cruise featuring Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo) and will have a special fundraiser dinner on board to raise money for Stars For Life.
Despite the challenges Stewart Travel Group has faced because of the pandemic, the company still managed to maintain its presence within the community, actively connecting with current and future clients online through their social media. They have used this platform to inform, educate, and inspire hope in these times of uncertainty.
Stewart Travel Group has maintained a positive outlook through it all and plans to continue engaging with the community of Charlottetown with fundraisers, travel information events, and participation in other community fundraisers.