SISIP serves up food and information

Photo credit: NCdt S.L. Delaney

Photo credit: NCdt S.L. Delaney

NCdt S.L. Delaney – MARPAC PA Office

How can SISIP Financial reach more members and help them through financial issues?

Shannon Childs, Financial Services Coordinator, determined the answer is food and fun.

On Wednesday, July 11, SISIP Financial hosted a client appreciation barbecue at the Naden field and invited participants to join in a full-sized version of the game of Real Life.

Childs envisioned the interactive game board because she wanted “to engage members in an enjoyable activity while allowing them to discover how our products tie in with everyday life choices.”

The SISIP Financial Esquimalt team brought their ideas together and created the board using a giant tarp and twister tiles, designing the game so players earn SISIP Financial points as they move along the board, passing through different stages of life—from university to retirement and everything in between. As participants travelled their selected course, they earned points to cash in as multiple entries in the prize draw.

Local military members, DND employees, and their families came out to partake in the event, and the inaugural game of Real Life provided a fun and new way to consider the value of financial planning.

SISIP Financial has been an integral part of Canada’s military community for close to 50 years (since 1969), providing financial solutions that consider the unique financial needs that accompany a military lifestyle.

In the words of Wade Walters, SISIP Financial Esquimalt Branch Manager, “The most rewarding part of this job is using an educational approach to financial advice and hearing our clients say, ‘I know way more now than I did when I first came in.’ ”

SISIP Financial advisors can address the financial situation of every client in terms of their savings, investments, insurance and overall financial needs. They also throw a mighty fine barbecue.

For more information about SISIP Financial products and services, stop in and speak with them at 1343 Woodway Road (CANEX Building), call 250-363-3301, or visit

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