/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Road safety and emergency preparedness to highlight The 2008 Drive To Survive Tour/



    Official launch set for June 3

    TORONTO, May 30 /CNW/ - Preparing for natural disasters, home safety
tips, and a crash course on how to avoid driver distractions are all part of
the line up for the The 2008 Drive To Survive Tour. This entertaining and
educational program, developed by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to prevent
injuries and save lives, will travel to more than 50 communities throughout
Ontario this summer.

    
    When:        Tuesday, June 3, 12:15 to 1 pm

    Who:
                 -  The Honourable Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation
                 -  Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Ottawa Centre, Parliamentary Assistant,
                    Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
                 -  Michael Thompson, Toronto City Councillor (Ward 37,
                    Scarborough Centre)
                 -  Mark Yakabuski, President & CEO, IBC
                 -  Don Forgeron Vice President, Ontario, IBC
                 -  The Drive To Survive 2008 Student Ambassadors: Zach Budd,
                    Stephen Dal Cin, Matt Houtby, Winnie Ku, Katrin Korovina,
                    Matt Robertson, Sabrina Samis

    Where:       Metro Square, 55 John Street behind Metro Hall in the
                 Entertainment District (can also be accessed at north end
                 off King Street or south end off Wellington Street.)

    Highlights include:

    -   The D.U.M.B. Car, a unique driving simulator to help persuade
        distracted drivers to change their multi-tasking ways
    -   A new educational game to address the issue of survival in the event
        of a natural disaster

        Note: A light lunch will be served. B-roll will be available.

    For TV Reporters Unable to Attend: Coordinates for June 3 Satellite Feed:
    1400 - 1430 FIRM
    Playout on DOME Tx1 down SAT5 to the Teleport and uplink to Anik F2
    C-Band Transponder 3B; Downlink Freq: 3820 (V) Audio Freq: 6.2/6.8:
    Pgad on DOME Tx1 @ Toronto TOC
    





For further information:

For further information: to confirm your attendance, or to schedule an
advance interview for June 3, please contact: Ellen Woodger at (416) 483-2358;
or James Geuzebroek, IBC, at (416) 362-2031


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