Curlers Unite at The Dominion CPA Ontario Curling Classic!

    TORONTO, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company
(The Dominion) is pleased to once again present The Dominion CPA Ontario
Curling Classic, taking place on Monday, January 12, 2009, at St. George's
Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario.
    This year's very special guests include a number of World, Canadian and
Provincial curling champions: from Team Howard, Glenn Howard, Richard Hart,
Craig Savill and Brent Laing; from Team Middaugh, Sherry Middaugh, Kirsten
Wall and Andra Harmark; from Team Harris, Mike Harris, John Base and Phil
Loevenmark; and from Team Reddick, Julie Reddick, Jo-Ann Rizzo, Leigh
Armstrong, Stephanie Leachman and Lori Eddy.
    Major sponsors of the 2009 event include: (at the Gold level) Guy
Carpenter; (Silver) Empire Life, Discount Car and Truck Rentals and McLean
Budden; (Bronze) Thomas Gold Pettingill Lawyers, Swiss Re and SCM Insurance
Services; (Granite) Hub International, Pearson Dunn Insurance & Financial
Services Inc., Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management and Scotia Capital
Markets; (Friends) Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc., CARSTAR Canada, The Dorsey Group
Insurance Planners Inc., Mainway Insurance Brokers Ltd., Royal Sun Alliance
Insurance Company, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company and Vachon, Enright and
Peters Insurance.
    Proceeds from The Dominion CPA Ontario Curling Classic will benefit
Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) Ontario. The 2008 event raised $151,000
for CPA Ontario.

    About CPA Ontario

    CPA Ontario assists people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other
physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full
community participation. Since 1945, CPA Ontario has provided programs and
services to people with a spinal cord injury including community counselling,
peer to peer support, employment services, attendant services, advocacy
support, membership services and information services.

    About The Dominion

    Canadian owned and operated since 1887, today The Dominion is one of the
country's largest property and casualty insurers. The Dominion takes pride in
providing Canadians with confidence that the cars, homes and businesses they
value are protected. A fierce advocate for consumer interests, The Dominion is
committed to making sure the insurance system works best for consumers. The
Dominion strongly believes consumers should have access to independent,
professional advisors, who provide advocacy and choice, which is why they
distribute their products exclusively through independent brokers. The
Dominion's priority is to earn and maintain the trust and loyalty of
policyholders, employees and business partners. Visit

    About The Dominion and Curling

    Along with being the official insurer of the Canadian Curling
Association, the CCA Season of Champions events and Ontario Curling
Association, The Dominion is the title sponsor of over a dozen curling
championships, organizations and fundraisers, including the Northern Ontario
Men's Provincials, the Ontario and Alberta Senior Men's and Women's
Provincials, the Toronto Curling Association (TCA) Junior Bonspiel and The
Dominion Amethyst Curling Camp. Most recently, The Dominion launched The
Dominion Curling Club Championship, an annual event for club curlers across
Canada, with proceeds once again benefiting the CPA. More information on The
Dominion Curling Club Championship is available through The Dominion, and will
soon be available at

For further information:

For further information: Shelagh Paul, Assistant Vice President,
Corporate Communications, The Dominion, Phone: (416) 350-5880, E-mail:

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