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Media Advisory - Media Opportunity: IBC Flood Factor booth educates British Columbians on the risk of flood; IBC and the Honourable Ben Stewart make donation to the Canadian Red Cross

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Media Advisory - Media Opportunity: IBC Flood Factor booth educates British Columbians on the risk of flood; IBC and the Honourable Ben Stewart make donation to the Canadian Red Cross

Canada NewsWire

KELOWNA, BC, July 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is proud to bring Flood Factor, an important consumer education initiative to raise Canadians' level of awareness of flood risk, to Kelowna, BC.

Insurance Bureau of Canada (CNW Group/Insurance Bureau of Canada)

As an industry leader on adapting to the impact of climate change, IBC will be presenting a $2,500 cheque to the Canadian Red Cross while at the Downtown Kelowna Block Party on July 21. The cheque will be presented by Aaron Sutherland, Vice-President, Pacific, IBC, in partnership with the Honourable Ben Stewart, MLA for Kelowna West.  Liam Devine, Emergency Management Coordinator, Canadian Red Cross, will be accepting the cheque on the organization's behalf.

Date:

Saturday, July 21, 2018



Time:

11:15 a.m.



Location:

Insurance Bureau of Canada Booth (#518 & 519)


Downtown Kelowna Block Party


Near 530 Bernard Avenue and the BCLC Stage


Kelowna, BC

 

IBC executive Aaron Sutherland will also be available to speak with media on climate-related topics, including:

  • The risk to Canadians of natural disasters such as floods and wildfires;
  • What Canadians can do to protect their homes and prepare their families for emergencies; and
  • How the industry, governments and consumers all have a role to play in fighting climate change.

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 $9 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $52 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

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