/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Meet the Show Me ShakeOut Winners/

VICTORIA, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Meet the creative minds behind five of the winning entries from this year's Show Me Shake Out poster and video contest sponsored by ShakeOutBC and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Prize presentations will be made as part of the Shake Zone earthquake simulator stop at Mayfair Mall this weekend.


Saturday, May 21


1 p.m.


Mayfair Mall, 3147 Douglas Street, Victoria


The winners receiving prizes are:

Posters (Grades 4-7)

Posters (Grades K-3)

  • Third Place (ShakeOutBC Gift Bag): Emilia Vozian, grade 3, Ecole Willows Elementary, Oak Bay: http://ow.ly/lEXn300kS9F  

More than 200 students from across the province submitted contest entries showing the importance of earthquake preparedness and "Drop, Cover and Hold On." Read the complete news release: http://ow.ly/rrT8300kQgo

About ShakeOutBC
This year's province-wide ShakeOutBC drill is scheduled for 10:20 a.m. October 20. The annual drill aims to raise awareness about BC's earthquake risk and the importance of "Drop, Cover and Hold On." In 2015, more than 770,000 British Columbians participated in the drill, joining more than 40 million people worldwide. For information about ShakeOutBC and how to participate visit www.shakeoutbc.ca.

Why "Drop, Cover and Hold On"?
"Drop, Cover and Hold On" is internationally recognized as the best way to prevent injuries and save lives during an earthquake. Dropping to the ground prevents the earthquake from dropping you first. Taking cover and holding on helps protect you from flying objects and falling debris. Follow the link for short informational videos on proper form: http://ow.ly/T2y2x

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 118,000 Canadians, pays $6.7 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $48 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_West or 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

Image with caption: "The Great British Columbia ShakeOut (CNW Group/Insurance Bureau of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160521_C4106_PHOTO_EN_695151.jpg

Image with caption: "Insurance Bureau of Canada (CNW Group/Insurance Bureau of Canada)". Image available at: https://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160521_C4106_PHOTO_EN_695152.jpg

For further information: Jennifer McLarty, Co-Chair, ShakeOutBC Organizing Committee, 250 217-0950


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