Brantford resident wins 2016 Ford Mustang in Select Sweepstakes

BRANTFORD, ON, Aug. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - By simply picking up the phone and asking local insurance broker Cowan Insurance Group for a quote, Ms. Shavaun Dobson, a member of the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce, was handed the keys today to a brand new 2016 Ford Mustang as the first vehicle winner of the 2015 Select Sweepstakes. The presentation took place at Brant County Ford on Lynden Road.

"When I got the call that I had won, I didn't believe it at first. It came as quite a shock," said Dobson. "My fiancé and I are thrilled. He's a Mustang fanatic and has owned Mustangs since he was 15. It's a great feeling to be part of something like this, to win a car. I've never won anything this big before."

The Select Sweepstakes campaign is run in partnership between Economical Select, one of Canada's leading providers of group home and auto insurance, and 73 insurance brokers across Canada, offering eligible group members an opportunity to win great prizes1. As a member of the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Dobson was eligible for exclusive group pricing in addition to being entered into the sweepstakes.

"The Select Sweepstakes campaign is very effective in helping grow our group insurance business," said David Fitzpatrick, Economical's divisional vice-president of Economical Select. "The campaign's fresh approach is driving sales for our broker partners by rewarding their customers with a chance to win great prizes just for getting a competitively priced quote. This year, we are putting six winners in the driver's seat of a brand new vehicle. People can also win a $100 gas card."

"At Cowan, we're committed to providing the best value to our clients, and that means partnering with organizations, like Economical Select, who can help us deliver on that promise," said Heather McLachlin, president, Cowan Insurance Group. The Select Sweepstakes has proved to be an effective contest for our group home and auto insurance programs because it combines great coverage options with a fun contest for clients to get excited about. We are so pleased that one of our group members has won this great prize."

About Economical Select®
Economical Select is a member company of Economical Insurance. Economical Select specializes in group auto and property insurance programs, partnering with hundreds of group programs across Canada. Group members receive comprehensive automobile protection and a broad selection of property insurance products to protect their homes and properties, with the benefit of discounted rates. Visit for more information.

About Economical Insurance
Founded in 1871, Economical Insurance is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurers, with $2.0 billion in annual premium volume and $5.3 billion in assets as at June 30, 2015. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated group services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical Insurance conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, Federation Insurance and Economical Financial.

About Cowan Insurance Group
A pre-eminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property, casualty and credit insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. Cowan also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiaries. Cowan Insurance Group has over 450 employees and currently operates in 10 locations across Ontario. Cowan subsidiaries include The Williamson Group, Millennium CreditRisk Management, Wentworth Financial Services, and Cowan Financial Solutions. For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, please refer to


1 There is also an alternative method of entering the Select Sweepstakes campaign for people who are not members of eligible groups at the time of entry, but who otherwise meet the criteria to join an eligible group (for full rules visit:

SOURCE Economical Insurance

For further information: Doug Maybee, Economical Insurance, (T) 519.570.8249, (C) 519.404.0989,; Melissa Manojlovich, Cowan Insurance Group, (T) 519.650.6363 ext. 31602,


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