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ganja the great 03-07-12 10:45 PM

insurance for canada
i have been asked for insurance for a few festivals in canda. can any australian performers recommend a company as 'duck for cover' does not cover canada. is it the usual procedure for a festival to ask for insurance? anyone know how to get around it. cheers!!!!

sippy 03-08-12 03:30 PM

Not every canadian festival requires it. Let me know if you can't find an aussie company which covers in canada. I may be able to recommend some canadian ones (I'm not sure if you need to be a Canadian resident to apply though).

ganja the great 03-08-12 10:35 PM

thanks kyle. i will see if anyone can help. i think that most companies require you to be of local nationality.........the festival is port credit. saying must have insurance. only one asking for it. cheers buddy.

sippy 03-09-12 10:30 AM

You can try contacting Flame Oz (if you know them), see which company they went through. The company I've used in the past was,en/ They're a bit expensive though.
You're going to love Port Credit! We've performed the Buskerfest there 4 times and other events throughout the year. It's a really awesome town and they've become great friends of ours!

DynaMike 03-09-12 02:41 PM

Hey Bruce,

There're a couple options. Once you arrive, or possibly before you get here you can get insured through Clowns Canada. That's who I got my policy through. you contact them. they send you a membership and insurance application in the same email. $150 or so. i think it does $2 million.

there are a couple other options. but that's the one i use.

looking forward to seeing you over here.


sippy 03-09-12 03:00 PM

Clowns Canada is one that we've been looking into using. We've heard great things since it still covers fire and is year round for roughly the price you'd pay for a one-time fee.

ganja the great 04-01-12 08:42 PM

thanks guys for your imput. i just got word today that you have to be a canadian resident to get inurance from clown in canada. i will research a few australian companies now. any information from some australian performers would be great. cheers.......

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