Union Gas supports blockbuster exhibits at THEMUSEUM

$5,000 grant helps organization awe, enlighten and inspire

KITCHENER, ON, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping THEMUSEUM continue to be a cultural cornerstone in the Kitchener region courtesy of a $5,000 grant that will help support blockbuster exhibits such as Andy Warhol's Factory, Our Body: The Universe Within and two features currently on display - the Treasures of China featuring the Dazu Rock Carvings and James Cameron's Avatar: The Exhibition.

"At Union Gas we are committed to being active members in the communities we serve and to working with organizations that contribute to vibrant communities," said Murray Costello, district manager for Waterloo/Brantford. "That's why we're so pleased to support THEMUSEUM and the work they do to enhance the quality of life for citizens in this and surrounding communities."

THEMUSEUM scans the globe for fresh cultural content and uses it to stage unique experiences for audiences. It's backed by local businesses such as Union Gas, who help THEMUSEUM continue to bring life and excitement to the downtown core through content with an exciting and thought-provoking blend of art, science and technology.

Its reach goes beyond the downtown though, with big plans on tap for the future.

"We have become relevant to visitors from across southwestern Ontario - including Toronto - with our recent programming and with the support Union Gas continues to extend we will continue to grow," said David Marskell, THEMUSEUM's CEO.

Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000 to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.

About THEMUSEUM
THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener is a unique cultural destination in our community. Being described as a non - museum, there are no collections, and museum programming is untraditional. THEMUSEUM's collection is one of experience with dynamic interactive that keeps them fresh and not predictable. The vision of THEMUSEUM is to awe, inspire and enlighten, which is achieved by focusing on the audience experience. For more information visit themuseum.ca.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers  for 2011, 2012 and 2013, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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Union Gas Limited
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THEMUSEUM
David Marskell
CEO, THEMUSEUM
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