Chris Geroux of Halifax wins 2016 Ford Fusion in Select Sweepstakes

HALIFAX, July 29, 2016 /CNW/ - For simply picking up the phone and asking his group insurance broker Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance for a quote, Chris Geroux, a computational research consultant at Dalhousie University, is now the proud owner of a 2016 Ford Fusion as a vehicle winner in the 2016 Select Sweepstakes.

"We were really surprised when our broker called with the news," said Geroux. "Frankly, I wasn't expecting to win something that matters, like a new car. We thought we maybe had won a gas gift card. I've won some small things as a kid, but never something like this. This is fantastic news for us."

As a member of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce group through Dalhousie, Mr. Geroux was eligible for exclusive group pricing on car and home insurance in addition to being entered into the sweepstakes.

"You don't get to give away a car everyday," said Liz Cosgrove, Head of Atlantic Canada with MCT Insurance, a BrokerLink Company. "It was fun delivering the news to them. When we called their home, we were told that Chris was out of the province on business. With the help of his wife, Jennifer, we managed to reach him in the early morning to share the good news. What a great way to start anyone's day! Our group members are calling for a quote on their home and automobile insurance to enter the contest in hopes of being the next big winner!"

The third annual Select Sweepstakes campaign is run in partnership between Economical Select, one of Canada's leading providers of group car and home insurance, and insurance brokers across Canada. The campaign features an exciting prize lineup, giving eligible group members the chance to win one of six new vehicles and a $250 gas card.

"We are very excited to award a car to our first winner in the 2016 Select Sweepstakes campaign. As a tool to help attract and reward customers, the annual contest is also a great support to our broker partners across the country," explained David Fitzpatrick, Division Vice-President, Economical Select. "The process is very easy — members of our employer groups and associations call their group's broker for a quote on car or home insurance. The broker applies the group's exclusive discount to the quote, and enters the group member into the Sweepstakes, giving them a chance to win some fantastic prizes. It really drives home our slogan, "Saving on insurance is great. Winning is better."

About Economical Insurance
Founded in 1871, Economical is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurers, with $2.0 billion in premiums during 2015 and $5.3 billion in assets as at March 31, 2016. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Sonnet, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.

About MCT
Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance (MCT) is a progressive insurance brokerage dating back over 70 years with a tradition of building long-lasting relationships with customers and local communities. With over 135 insurance professionals in 18 urban and rural offices, MCT is one of the largest brokerages in Atlantic Canada. MCT is a BrokerLink company. The BrokerLink companies are subsidiaries of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC).

SOURCE Economical Insurance

Image with caption: "(l-r) Jennifer Parker and Chris Geroux receive their brand new 2016 Ford Fusion from Nathalie Gauthier Jacobi of MCT Insurance, David Fitzpatrick of Economical Select, Elizabeth Cosgrove and Vivek Swamy of MCT Insurance. (CNW Group/Economical Insurance)". Image available at:

For further information: Doug Maybee, Manager, Public and Media Relations, Economical Insurance,, (T) 519-570-8249, (C) 519-404-0989; Nathalie Gauthier Jacobi, Branch Manager, MCT Insurance,, (T) 902-421-2045


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