VANCOUVER, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join Dave Cockle, Fire Chief, Oak Bay Fire Department, and President of the British Columbia Earthquake Alliance, and Aaron Sutherland, Manager, Government Relations, Western & Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), at schools across British Columbia as they present winning students with prizes for winning artwork in the "Show Me ShakeOut" poster and video contest.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
- 9 a.m. – Reynolds Secondary School, Victoria
- 1 p.m. – Ladysmith Secondary School, Ladysmith
Friday, June 12, 2015
- 9 a.m. – McGirr Elementary School, Nanaimo
- 1:30 p.m. – Glenbrook Middle School, New Westminster
Information about the contest
At 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2015, thousands of British Columbians will "drop, cover and hold on" during the largest annual earthquake drill in Canada. To help spread the word about this important event, IBC partnered with the Great British Columbia ShakeOut on a "Show Me ShakeOut" poster and video contest.
About Great British Columbia ShakeOut
Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations practice how to be safe during big earthquakes, as well as provide an opportunity for everyone to improve their overall preparedness. By participating, you can be assured that you, your family and your co-workers will be better prepared to survive and recover quickly from the next big earthquake in your region. As of today, more than 270,000 people are registered for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut on October 15. More than 25 million people are expected to participate in ShakeOut drills world-wide.
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 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.
If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release.
SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada
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