ICBC customers win tickets to the 2010 Winter Games

150 days to go - 150 pairs of tickets won

VANCOUVER, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - With only 150 days to go until the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, ICBC is awarding 150 pairs of Olympic tickets to its customers to thank them for getting 'behind the drive' and supporting the Games.

Earlier this year, ICBC launched its Tickets to 2010 campaign and customers who purchased special 2010 Winter Games licence plates by June 14, 2009, were automatically entered into a draw to win one of 150 pairs of 2010 Winter Games event tickets.

"Our customers have truly demonstrated their passion and enthusiasm towards the Olympics and we want to be able to thank them and provide them a chance to experience the Vancouver Games," said ICBC's Jeff Schulz, vice president, strategic marketing. "The success of the 2010 Winter Games licence plate program has been tremendous and allows British Columbians to proudly display their Olympic spirit as they welcome the Games into their communities."

More than 160,000 British Columbians are displaying their Olympic spirit with approximately 107,000 plates sold in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, 19,000 sold on Vancouver Island, 26,000 sold in the Southern Interior and 10,000 sold in Northern B.C.

In addition to the 150 pairs given out so far, ICBC is holding weekly draws for two pairs of 2010 Winter Games event tickets to thank customers who purchase a plate between June 15 and December 6 - so there's still time to show your support and win tickets.

"As we pass the 150 day mark on the road to 2010, it's truly remarkable to see British Columbians proudly display their support for the Games and our Canadian athletes with a 2010 plate," said Dave Cobb, Executive vice president & Deputy CEO at VANOC.

Details about the Tickets to 2010 campaign and list of winners will be posted on www.behindthedrive.com/icbc.

You can purchase 2010 Winter Games licence plates from Autoplan brokers for an initial fee of $35 (annual renewal fee of $25 until 2012). 2010 Winter Games licence plates are an official licence plate and will continue to be valid beyond the Games. Customers are encouraged to keep the plates but if they choose to cancel their plate after December 31, 2010, they can keep the front licence plate as a souvenir in recognition of their support.

Additional information about 2010 Winter Games licence plates is available at local Autoplan broker offices or under vehicle registration at www.icbc.com.

SOURCE ICBC

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Mark Jan Vrem, (604) 982-2476

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