Media advisory - Tour a Quebec home retrofitted to reduce the risk of winter storm and earthquake

LÉVIS, QC, May 2, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) in partnership with Desjardins Insurance retrofitted a Quebec home to reduce the impact of winter storm and earthquake. As part of the insurance industry's ongoing commitment to educate Canadian homeowners about disaster safety, ICLR has once again chosen Emergency Preparedness Week (May 5-11) to unveil its latest home retrofit project, this time in Quebec City, Quebec.

  Where: 296 rue De Lamennais, Quebec City (Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge District)
 
  When: Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. EST (until noon EST)

Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director of the Institute, and Jocelyn Laflamme of Desjardins Insurance, will be on-hand to conduct a tour of the home and showcase the retrofits that have been completed.

Established in 1998 by Canada's property and casualty insurers, ICLR is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Toronto and at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. ICLR is a centre of excellence for disaster loss prevention research and education. ICLR's research staff is internationally recognized for pioneering work in a number of fields including wind and seismic engineering, atmospheric sciences, water resources engineering and economics. Multi-disciplined research is a foundation for ICLR's work to build communities more resilient to disasters.

To get to rue De Lamennais: consult Google map

SOURCE: Desjardins General Insurance

For further information:

Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director, ICLR
Tel.: 416-364-8677, ext. 3212
Cell.: 416-277-5827
gmcgillivray@iclr.org 

Caroline Phémius
Media Relations
Desjardins Group
Tel.: 514-281-7000 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7646
media@desjardins.com

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