Tablets will enhance education at H.W. Burgess Public School, courtesy
of a $2,000 grant
WALLACEBURG, ON, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is providing Grade 7
and 8 students and teachers at H.W. Burgess Public School with seven
computer tablets and accessories for an additional 58 devices, courtesy
of a $2,000 grant awarded today.
Dave Lamoureux, director storage and transmission operations for Union
Gas, presented the cheque to Todd Tiffin, principal of H.W. Burgess
Public School. The pair was joined by teachers Kristan Richardson and
Leigh-Anne Miller and a group of enthusiastic Grade 7 and 8 students.
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright
tomorrow," said Lamoureux. "That means supporting important educational
programs in the communities we serve. That's why we are pleased to help
H.W. Burgess Public School acquire new teaching and learning tools for
The contribution supports a broader initiative undertaken by the
Lambton-Kent District School Board to equip all Grade 7, 8 and 9
students, teachers and principals in the Wallaceburg family of schools
with the mobile devices.
"Inside the classroom, tablets are transforming traditional lessons,
allowing for a new way of teaching and learning, particularly in the
area of mathematics," said Tiffin. "While the board covers the cost of
purchasing most of the tablets, there are many additional costs
associated with the project, which must be funded at the school level,
and we are most grateful to Union Gas for their support."
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. Each year Union Gas contributes millions of dollars
to charitable organizations across Ontario, including United Way. For
more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About H.W. Burgess Public School
H.W. Burgess Public School, located in Wallaceburg, is a JK to Grade 8
public school with a student population of 226. For more information
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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