Excalibur Insurance Group

General September Newsletter 2023

October 23, 2023

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Join Us For Cathi Cullen’s Retirement Party!

After 46 wonderful years with Excalibur Insurance, our beloved Commercial Lines Account Manager, Cathi Cullen, is retiring.

You’re invited to join us for Cathi’s Retirement Party on Friday, September 29 at a drop-by event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Huron Fish & Game Club at 278 Alma St., Clinton, ON N0M 1L0.

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided at the event. A cash bar will also be available for guests.

We encourage you to bring stories and fond memories to the event so that we can all reminisce about the many wonderful years we’ve worked alongside Cathi.

Excalibur’s Defender of Honour Program

Our Defender of Honour Program is back for the 9th year!

We’re thrilled to partner with the OHL’s London Knights to share our appreciation for those who have served our country. Returning for the 2023/24 season, this program will also recognize frontline workers who bravely serve and protect our community year after year.

If you know a veteran or a frontline worker, please click the link below to nominate them as a Defender of Honour. If chosen, they will receive two tickets to a London Knights home game and a moment of recognition for their service.

Nominate a Defender of Honour here.

Win 2 Tickets: Knights vs Rangers

Midwest Division Rivals, the London Knights and the Kitchener Rangers, will face off on Sunday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens.

To enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to the game, visit our FacebookTwitter, or Instagram page.

Excalibur’s Summer Staff Party

Summer is quickly winding down, so we needed to make the most of it by having our annual Excalibur Summer Party!

The team had an absolute blast learning how to lawn bowl (it’s more difficult than it looks!). A big thank you to the Clinton Lawn Bowling Club for teaching us the ropes! Proud to report that there were no serious injuries while our team was on the bowling green.

Thank you to the Huron Fish & Game Club for hosting us for dinner and drinks afterwards, along with Pineridge Barbecue Co. for catering dinner and desserts.

And, of course, a big thank you to our wonderful Excalibur team! It’s a joy to work with such hardworking, dedicated, and outstanding individuals who work tirelessly every day to uplift each other and take care of our clients!

Nominate a Classroom for Read to Ride

Excalibur’s Read to Ride Program is back for a 3rd year!

We hope back to school went well for all of the families out there!

Attention Grade 3 or 4 Teachers: We’re looking for classrooms to participate in the Read to Ride program for Winter 2024.

We will be selecting 3 classrooms in Ontario to participate in Read to Ride. We launched our Read to Ride program with the goal of helping children sharpen their reading skills by encouraging regular practice with fun incentives (ballots, pizza parties, new bikes) along the way.

Ultimately, we hope the Read to Ride program helps children develop more confidence in their reading skills and themselves.

You can apply here. Submissions for Read to Ride Winter 2024 close on Friday, November 17, 2023.

Can You Get Home Insurance If You Have Space Heaters?

Space heaters, while a popular option for heating homes in the chilly Canadian wintertime, are responsible for starting a huge percentage of residential fires. Prior to the safety features that the Canadian Safety Association (CSA) placed on modern space heaters, more than 25,000 residential fires each year were associated with the use of space heaters because they are a large ignition source.

If a fire did start as a result of a space heater, would your home insurance company cover you for the damages?

We explain in this blog.

Insurance Partner Spotlight: Aviva Insurance

Welcome back to our “Insurance Partner Spotlight,” a new segment in our newsletter that will feature our company partners! Since we work 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 Aviva Canada Inc.

In 2003, Aviva Insurance Company of Canada came to be after a series of mergers, acquisitions, and rebranding. Aviva’s roots trace back to 17th century England when it was better known as Pilot Insurance Company, and Scottish & York Insurance Co. Ltd. Aviva came to Canada in the early 19th century, opening their first Canadian-based location in 1835. Today, Aviva serves over 2.8 million customers across Canada.

To learn more about Aviva Canada Inc. click here.

September’s Defender Spotlight: Stacy Smith

September’s Defender Spotlight shines on Stacy Smith in our London office!

Since joining our team in May of 2022, Stacy has consistently demonstrated exceptional qualities that make her an invaluable asset to our team.

With her friendly demeanor, extensive knowledge, and efficient work style, Stacy ensures that every client receives the personalized service they deserve.

She is highly regarded for her helpfulness, courtesy, and thoroughness in addressing clients’ insurance needs. Stacy’s commitment to providing top-notch service extends to her colleagues as well, always willing to lend a helping hand.

We are fortunate to have Stacy as part of our team, where she continues to excel and contribute to our success.

“Stacy Smith was courteous, informative and went above and beyond to assist me with my insurance needs. She gave assistance, worked beyond her day, and made me feel like I was her only client. I would highly recommend Stacy for all your insurance needs!”
– Joanne D.