CALGARY, AB, November 29, 2017 — “It’s going to be great being able to jump in the car and head to the mountains without having to get a rental anymore,” said Pierre Arpin, Director & Chief Executive Officer, Contemporary Calgary. “Since we moved to Calgary from Australia this year and settled in the downtown core, we’ve gone without a car. Now we can explore the city and the wonders of the great outdoors at our leisure.”

Pierre Arpin is now the proud owner of a silver 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE AWD as a vehicle winner in the 2017 Select Sweepstakes, an annual campaign run by one of Canada’s leading providers of group car and home insurance — Economical Select. Along with their broker partners, Economical Select offers eligible group members an opportunity to win great prizes just for calling to get a quote on car or home insurance.[1]

A visual artist and art historian, Arpin returned to Canada in May 2016 after spending seven years in Australia as the Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, and General Manager, Collections and Exhibitions Management at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Prior to that, he directed the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Art Gallery of Sudbury, as well as holding leadership positions at the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ottawa Art Gallery.

“We are so proud to be the broker of the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) group home and auto insurance program,” said Carol Buga, Assistant Vice-President, Private Client Services at Marsh Canada. “As a CMA member, who received a preferred rate quote through the program, Pierre’s name was picked as the lucky winner of the latest Select Sweepstakes draw for a new 2018 Toyota RAV4 — and we could not have been more pleased.”

“We are thrilled to give away our second car in the 2017 Select Sweepstakes campaign. This contest continues to be a great platform for us to support our broker partners with their marketing planning and promotional materials. It’s also an exciting way to attract and reward group car and home insurance customers by creating a chance for group members to win great prizes”, said David Fitzpatrick, Division Vice-President, Economical Select. “Entering is as easy as calling for a quote, but it gives group members the chance of a lifetime to drive away in a brand new car. It’s always an exciting time to watch as the winner receives the keys to their new vehicle.”

About Marsh

A global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, Marsh’s 30,000 colleagues advise individual and commercial clients of all sizes in over 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over US$13 billion and more than 60,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh Canada Limited has approximately 1,100 employees and offices in 13 cities across Canada. In addition to Marsh, MMC is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, which develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities; Mercer, which delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce; and Oliver Wyman, a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.

About Economical Select®

Economical Select is a member company of Economical Insurance. Economical Select specializes in group car and home insurance programs, partnering with brokers and organizations across Canada to offer exclusive, discounted rates for their group members. Economical Select has been providing Canadians with access to affordable group car and home insurance for over 20 years. Visit for more information.

About Economical Insurance

Founded in 1871, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurers, with more than $2.2 billion in annualized premiums and more than $5.6 billion in assets as at September 30, 2017. Based in Waterloo, ON, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Sonnet, Petsecure, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.

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