IBC honours tornado first responders with symphony event

Tornado event caused nearly $300 million in insured damage

IBC honours tornado first responders with symphony event

Catastrophe & Flood

By Lyle Adriano

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is sponsoring an upcoming symphony event as a tribute to the hundreds of first responders who helped recovery efforts following the series of tornadoes that hit the Ottawa-Gatineau region on September 21.

The bureau is supporting Ottawa Symphony Orchestra’s 3D StringTheory Experience, which will be held in Jean Pigott Hall at Ottawa City Hall on November 04, 2018. As the name implies, the event will feature orchestral performances utilizing 3D-printed string instruments.

The Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes caused over $295 million in insured damage to homes, businesses and vehicles, the bureau said in another release.

Respondents who immediately came to the scene of the disaster following the tornadoes’ passage included the Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance, as well as local police and fire departments.

According to IBC, “these selfless responders are never more important than when events like this tornado hit.”

“IBC appreciates the dedication and hard work of everyone who supported the people affected by the recent calamity that hit the national capital region. We look forward to celebrating the many volunteers and first responders at the Ottawa symphony event,” said IBC vice-president of federal affairs Craig Stewart.



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