Award-winning Be Smart. Be Safe. Tour makes a stop at Scotiabank Buskerfest
with safety messages and a donation to local charity

TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Glen Murray, MPP, Toronto-Centre, joined Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) today in supporting a local charity while attending an award-winning community outreach program. IBC's Be Smart. Be Safe. Tour made a stop at Scotiabank Buskerfest where Heather Mack, Manager, Government Relations for IBC, presented a $5,000 cheque to Geoff Bobb, Executive Director of Epilepsy Toronto.

"Be Smart. Be Safe. is a community outreach program dedicated to showing Canadians how to lead safer lives and protect their property," said Ms. Mack, who noted that Canada's home, car and business insurers have a long history of working with governments and safety organizations to make communities safer.

"We believe it's important to support local organizations that deliver valuable programs and services in the communities we visit. Epilepsy Toronto is an excellent example because of the counselling, employment support, advocacy and education programs it provides to help people with epilepsy live well and stay safe," she added.

"I would like to applaud Epilepsy Toronto for the ongoing support it provides to people with epilepsy and to IBC for this generous donation and for bringing safety messages directly to the public with the Be Smart. Be Safe tour," said Mr. Murray.

Over the past few months, the Be Smart. Be Safe. Tour, now in its sixth year, has visited more than 50 fairs and festivals throughout Ontario. Following its appearance at Scotiabank Buskerfest, the Tour continues on to the Smithville Fall Fair and Annual Paris Fair. For the complete tour calendar, visit www.ibc.ca.

Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. The P&C industry employs over 110,000 Canadians, pays more than $6 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $39 billion.

SOURCE BE SMART. BE SAFE.

For further information: For further information: Ellen Woodger (416-483-2358) or Pete Karageorgos (416-362-2031)


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