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We are a group of three people who would like to create an outdoor non-profit organization that specializes in spelunking in the province of Quebec, then eventually in the US, elsewhere in Canada and internationally. Before creating this organization, we are assessing various costs. Among them is liability insurance, but we haven’t found any companies that provide insurance for our type of activity. Do you have a list of insurers for our type of business?
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Spelunking is one of the BizWiz’s favourite words, it’s so onomatopoeic. The last time I heard it was in the movie “Batman Begins” when Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman, suggests memory cloth was never marketed to the “billionaire, spelunking, BASE-jumping crowd.”
Much as that movie is fun, that won’t help your business get started. Instead, see what Gilles Valade, chair of the Adventure Studies faculty at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, has to say. As mentioned in previous BizWiz stories, he is Canada’s outdoor adventure tourism insurance master. If anyone can point you in the right direction, it’s Valade and his extensive network of contacts.
Best of luck with the new business. It sounds like a great adventure!
All the best,
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