/R E P E A T -- Experience an earthquake at IBC's Shake Zone in Ottawa/

OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is bringing the Shake Zone to the Nation's Capital!  Shake Zone is IBC's portable earthquake simulator that simulates a magnitude 8.0 earthquake to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for an emergency.

The OttawaMontrealQuebec City corridor and southwestern British Columbia are the most vulnerable regions in Canada to a large destructive earthquake. As a partner in emergency preparedness, IBC both educates in advance and deploys when natural disasters strike. Please join us to learn proper safety techniques at the IBC Shake Zone on October 17 and 18.

IBC personnel will be on-hand for media interviews in both official languages.


Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18


10:00am ET – 6:00pm ET


Sparks Street Mall (between O'Connor and Bank)


About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: If you require more information or to schedule an interview, please contact: Andrew McGrath, Manager, Media Relations, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312, amcgrath@ibc.ca


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