It is a long-held Atlantic Canadian tradition, particularly during the holiday season, to forge new bonds, reinforce friendships, and craft shared memories by gathering over song and laughter. Such was the case in a remarkable night at the 8th Annual IMP Songwriters’ Circle on December 12th, enjoyed by clients and their guests, vendor partners and members of the IMP Solutions team. The evening was a huge success with captivating performances by talented musicians, some returning and some performing for the first time at the event.
For the seventh year in a row, Dell Technologies was Platinum Sponsor, with David Gauthier delivering a few words to the guests as the evening got underway. Other sponsors making the evening possible included Gold Sponsors; HP Enterprise (HPE), HP Inc. Veeam, and Arrow. Silver Sponsors included; Tech Data, Synnex, Fortinet, MacQuarie Leasing, and Cisco. Bronze Sponsors included; Checkpoint, Quest, Vmware and RSA. We’re thrilled to have such strong support for the event year after year.
Laughs, Music and Memories for a Lifetime
Holiday spirit was plentiful as a full house of guests gathered for a reception that included lively conversation, great food and drinks. IMP Solutions General Manager David MacKinnon was Master of Ceremonies for the evening and got the audience warmed up and laughing with a comfort at the microphone that gave the evening a delightful flow and energy.
Soon the exceptionally talented performers took centre stage, delivering intimate musical performances, telling stories and making jokes. Bruce Guthro as the Songwriters Circle host, headlined the event kicking the performances off with his unmistakable Maritime flavor. Bruce outdoes himself with every performance. The evening continued to showcase outstanding talent, including Gordie Sampson, another returning performer, as well as Michelle Wright and Alan Doyle, both performing for the first time at the Songwriters’ Circle. All showcasing their talents and demonstrating why they are considered world-class entertainers.
IMP Solutions Songwriters’ Circle Gives to the IWK for a Third Year
The IMP Solutions team picked out a sleigh load of gifts at Toys R Us and dropped them off for the children at the IWK. The local Dell Technologies team personally donated $1500, with IMP Solutions matching that donation. Adam Baggs of Maplewave donated an additional $1000 to the cause. It’s a giving time of year and our team, our partners and our clients once more demonstrated an unmatched holiday spirit.
A new feature of the evening this year recognized ten individuals selected as “holiday spirit” ambassadors by their respective client companies. Honorees were selected by their company as individuals in their organizations that exemplified the good will and spirit of giving all year round with fundraising, community volunteering, social organization activities and more. They were then invited to attend the Songwriters’ Circle with a guest as thank you for their caring and dedication.
More Than Four Decades of Service Recognized
The evening was capped with a bittersweet and fond farewell to IMP Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stephen Plummer, retiring at the end of April 2019 after a 41 year career with the company. In recognition of this remarkable milestone, IMP Solutions presented Mr. Plummer with a guitar signed by all four of the evening’s performers.
IMP Solutions is proud of its deep Atlantic Canadian roots. Our Annual Songwriters’ Circle brings together a wide array of talents – not just the musicians that take the stage, but the brilliant members of our technology team, our exceptional vendor partners and our outstanding clients – all with strong connections to our Atlantic Canadian community. Each contribute immeasurably to making the Songwriters’ Circle – and IMP Solutions - a success. We look forward to another year of delivering outstanding IT solutions, continuing to give back to our Atlantic Canadian community and, of course, to the 9th Annual Songwriters’ Circle.
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