Johnson Insurance announces sponsorship of top-ranked Team Gushue curling team

ST. JOHN'S, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Johnson Insurance is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of Canadian curling team, Team Gushue. As a sponsor, Johnson Insurance supports the team to continue to train, compete, and work towards its goals.

"Team Gushue's hard work and dedication are an inspiration, and these are values we live by every day at Johnson," said Kenneth Bennett, President of Johnson Insurance and Senior Vice President, Lifestyle Insurance, RSA Canada. "The team captured our attention not only for its outstanding performance record, but also because of striking similarities in our two journeys. Both Johnson and Team Gushue share Newfoundland roots and have worked tirelessly to rank among the best in their fields in the entire country—Johnson in the realm of insurance and Team Gushue on the ice. We are tremendously proud to support Team Gushue as it pursues its goals."

Team Gushue consistently ranks as one of the best curling teams in Canada and is currently ranked best in the world by World Curling Tour1. Exceptional performance, along with members' friendly personas and sportsmanship, has won the team fans all across Canada.

"Having Johnson Insurance as one of our sponsors allows us to focus on our game and compete to the best of our ability," said team Skip, Brad Gushue. "It makes a huge difference to have people in your corner cheering for you—people who care about what's important to you and who help you achieve what you want in life."

It's a highly anticipated year for Team Gushue, with the Brier, Canada's biggest curling event, taking place in the team's hometown of St. John's in 2017. The team's curling season kicked off at STU Sells Oakville earlier this month and their next tournament takes them to Europe to compete in the Swiss Cup from September 29–October 2.

Johnson Insurance looks forward to sending big cheers to the team in Switzerland and everywhere else they compete during the 2016-17 curling season.

About Johnson Insurance:
Since Johnson Insurance opened its doors in Newfoundland and Labrador over 130 years ago, it has grown to represent customers across Canada. Johnson Insurance believes in putting people first, looking beyond the things people insure, to the people themselves. Through all life's ups and downs, twists and turns, Johnson treats customers with compassion and care—the way they'd want to be treated.

Johnson Insurance. If it happens to you, it happens to us.

Johnson Insurance is a proud member of the RSA Canada Group. For more information, visit www.johnson.ca.

About Team Gushue
Geoff Walker (Lead), Brett Gallant (Second), Mark Nichols (Third), and Brad Gushue (Skip) make up Team Gushue. Consistently ranking among the top teams in Canada and the world, the team calls St. John's, Newfoundland home.

1http://www.worldcurl.com/oom/oom.php?task=week&oomid=81 Last Retrieved: September 19, 2016

Disclaimer:
Johnson Insurance is a tradename of Johnson Inc. ("Johnson") and operates as Johnson Insurance Services in British Columbia. Johnson is a licensed insurance intermediary. Home and auto policies are primarily underwritten by Unifund Assurance Company ("Unifund"). Unifund and Johnson share common ownership.

SOURCE Johnson Insurance

Image with caption: "From left to right: Kenneth Bennett, President of Johnson Insurance and Senior Vice President, Lifestyle Insurance, RSA Canada, with Team Gushue, Brad Gushue (Skip), Mark Nichols (Third), Brett Gallant (Second), and Geoff Walker (Lead) (CNW Group/Johnson Insurance)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160922_C6150_PHOTO_EN_779642.jpg

Image with caption: "From left to right: Brad Gushue (Skip), Geoff Walker (Lead), Mark Nichols (Third), Brett Gallant (Second) (CNW Group/Johnson Insurance)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160922_C6150_PHOTO_EN_779659.jpg

For further information: Johnson Insurance media inquiries: Brodie Bott, Communications & Media Relations Manager, media@rsagroup.ca, 647.466.4101; Team Gushue media inquiries: Brad Gushue, Skip, gushuebrad@gmail.com, 709.693.5574

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