The Iceman Cometh to Alberta with an important safety message: Ice is never 100% safe!

    IBC's Emergency Ice Rescue Demo coming to 4 Alberta cities

    EDMONTON, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is bringing
its highly-acclaimed Emergency Ice and Cold Water Rescue demonstration to four
Alberta cities this winter as part of a 10 city tour. The industry wants
hockey players, skaters, snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts to know the
cold, hard facts about ice safety, and to be aware of ice rescue tips that
could save their lives.
    A spokesperson for Canada's home, car and business insurers' Be Smart. Be
Safe. injury prevention program, John Blaicher (a.k.a. "The Iceman") will
plunge into freezing water to demonstrate self-rescue techniques and provide
tips for assisting others who have fallen through the ice.
    Anyone who falls through ice has approximately 10 minutes of self-rescue
time to get out or they may not survive. John will explain how to lessen the
risk of an incident, and explain the best safety equipment to have when you're
traveling over ice. Dates and locations include:

    Calgary: Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m.
    Bowness Park, Lagoon Cafe, near the Skating Rink

    Lethbridge: Sunday, February 4, 1 p.m.
    Henderson Lake, near The Pavilion

    Edmonton: Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.
    William Hawrelak Park

    Red Deer: Sunday, March 4, 1 p.m.
    Bower Ponds

    Be Smart. Be Safe. is a national injury prevention campaign developed by
Canada's home, car and business insurers to reinforce the message that most
injuries are preventable. The community outreach program visits cities and
towns across the country to show Canadians what they can do to prevent
injuries on the road, at home and at play.

For further information:

For further information: Ellen Woodger at (416) 483-2358 or James
Geuzebroek at (416) 362-2031 x 4364

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