Excalibur Insurance
Excalibur Insurance Group

General February Newsletter 2023

Win 4 Tickets to the Tim Horton’s BrierWin 4 Tickets to the Tim Horton’s Brier

We’re giving away 4 Tickets to the Tim Horton’s Brier Playoff Game on Friday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens!

There is still time to enter, so check out our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram posts for complete entry details!

Do I Need Title Insurance When Buying a Home?Do I Need Title Insurance When Buying a Home

You may have heard about a recent string of “total title fraud” cases in Ontario and B.C. – if not, you can read more here.

So now seems like the right time to explain title insurance and why you should consider purchasing it when you buy a new home. In our latest blog, you can learn more about title insurance and how it protects you from title fraud.

Excalibur Team MeetingExcalibur Team Photo

Earlier this month, we hosted our annual Excalibur Team Meeting at Cowbell Brewing Co. in Blyth.

We spent the afternoon reviewing each department’s accomplishments in 2022 and setting goals for the year ahead. Our focus continues to be on how we can better serve our clients and community, using both innovative technology and personalized advice from our trained and experienced team of Defenders.

Back Row: Lane Ferguson, Ken Colquhoun, Josh Mall, Dylan Shervill, Justin Damsma, Jeff Roy

Third Row: Leigh Crawford, Darlene McCowan, Kellie Round, Kelsey Bennewies, Carol Bailey, Una Roy

Second Row: Laura Nixon, Sydney Wettlaufer, Stacy Smith, Amanda Wood, Nerena Goud, Katrina Clark

First Row: Sarah Gingerich, Jennifer Kramer, Janet Cameron, Cathi Cullen

Absent: Allison Colquhoun, Cindy Pym, Kenneth Rios, Paul Wettlaufer, Savannah Nigh

London Knights Last Regular Season Game London Knights Ticket Giveaway

We’re giving away 2 Tickets to the London Knights’ last regular season game on Sunday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens. They will be facing off against the Kitchener Rangers.

To enter and for full contest details, visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page!

Are Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible in Ontario?
Are Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible in Ontario

It’s almost tax season! So we thought we would write a blog about one of our most asked questions this time of the year – Are Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible in Ontario?

We answer that question for both auto and home insurance in this blog.

Read to Ride is Back!Read to Ride is Back

Our Read to Ride program is back for the second year!

If you are new here, we launched the Read to Ride program last year in collaboration with Jordanna Logan’s grade 3/4 class at Goderich Public School.

We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding the program to include two classes this year:

• Jordanna Logan’s grade 3/4 class at Goderich Public School (Returning for a second year!)

• Jessica Clark’s grade 3/4 class at North Easthope Public School in Stratford

February 6 marked the start of the 12-week program, which will conclude on April 30, with the grand prize bike draw happening in May. We look forward to sharing more updates with you in our next newsletter!

To learn more about Read to Ride, click here.

Insurance Partner Spotlight: EconomicalInsurance Partner Spotlight: Economical Insurance

Welcome back to our “Insurance Partner Spotlight,” a new segment in our newsletter that will feature our company partners! Since Excalibur Insurance works with over 40 of Canada’s Top Insurers, our goal is for our clients to better understand the options and speciality products that we have available for them.

This month’s spotlight is on Economical Insurance, which is under Definity Financial Corporation’s family of brands. In addition to Economical, Definity Financial Co. also owns Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance.

Economical Insurance was founded in 1871 in the community of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, when a group of neighbours pooled their money together to help each other during times of hardship and natural disaster.

Economical now insures more than one million Canadians and offers auto, home, farm, and commercial business coverage options.

You can learn more about Economical here.

February’s Defender Spotlight – Ken ColquhounDefender Spotlight Ken Colquhoun

February’s Defender Spotlight shines on Ken Colquhoun in our Exeter office!

Ken has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years. He previously worked as an insurance claims adjuster before joining the Excalibur team in 2007 as a Branch Manager. Ken’s role requires him to be both a personal and commercial broker, as well as our Sales Team Manager.

Ken is a fantastic mentor: always willing to listen, help answer questions, and provide thoughtful insight. All excellent characteristics to have in a manager!

March 28, 2023