Union Gas helps Junior Achievement build future entrepreneurs

$2,500 grant for Junior Achievement London and District programs

LONDON, ON, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Junior Achievement inspire and educate local youth to succeed in the global economy, courtesy of a $2,500 grant awarded today.

Dave Craven, Union Gas director of distribution fieldwork services for London/Sarnia presented the cheque to Bev Robinson, president & CEO of Junior Achievement of London and District today at the organization's office in London.

JA London and District reaches over 6,000 students annually teaching students about the principles and dynamics of business through hands-on activities and open dialogue with volunteers from the business community.

"Our youth are our greatest resource and tomorrow's leaders," said Craven.  "We're proud to continue our support of Junior Achievement's education programs, which will help young people in London and Middlesex understand business, economics, and develop leadership and financial literacy skills to help them succeed."

"This year Junior Achievement of London and District is thrilled to be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and is very proud of being a recognized leader in the delivery of business education programs for elementary and secondary school students," said Robinson. "We are extremely grateful to Union Gas for their financial support as it makes a great impact and helps to build a solid foundation for the future business leaders of our community."

In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas has a clear set of best practices regarding the environment and actively encourages and promotes those practices via community groups throughout its distribution area. This value is reflected each year, as the company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed about $3 million to charitable organizations across the province, including environmental programs and projects. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.

About Junior Achievement London and District.
Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA programs offer students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to acquire valuable business acumen, develop leadership and financial literacy skills and discover new career possibilities. For more information visit jalondon.org.

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

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SOURCE: Union Gas Limited

For further information:

Union Gas Limited 
Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
astass@uniongas.com

Junior Achievement
Bev Robinson
President and CEO
Ph:  519 439-4201 ext 224
Cell: 519 878-6239
Fax: 519 438-2331
brobinson@jalondon.org
www.jalondon.org


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