$1,000 grant to Wintergreen Fund for Conservation to support the Timmins
Children's Water Festival
TIMMINS, ON, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping young children
learn about the importance of water and the need to conserve and
protect this valuable resource courtesy of a $1,000 grant awarded
today. The grant will assist the Mattagami Region Conservation
Authority host the Timmins Children's Water Festival, through the
Wintergreen Fund for Conservation.
Ian Ross, Union Gas district manager for Northwest Ontario, presented
the cheque to Michael Doody, Wintergreen chairman, at the Mattagami
Region Conservation Authority offices in Timmins. Kees Pols, the
conservation authority's general manager, was also on hand for the
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright
tomorrow," says Ross. "That means supporting environmental conservation
and important ecological programs in the communities we serve. We are
very pleased to continue our support of the Wintergreen Fund for
Conservation, which helps make this community an even better place to
live and work."
The Timmins Children's Water Festival has been organized to teach
students from grades 2-4 how water plays a role in our daily lives. The
day is structured around the students' participation at over 25
different interactive activity centres, where the hands-on focus is on
water conservation, water protection, water science, water technology,
and water attitude.
"The Wintergreen Fund is very grateful to Union Gas for coming on board
as a funding partner and making this community project such a great
success," says Doody.
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 Wintergreen Fund for Conservation
The Wintergreen Fund is a group of local citizens that has a keen
interest in conservation and in the protection of the environment.
Wintergreen raises funds to support projects and programs that promote
community conservation and enhance the local environment.
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 and one of Canada's
Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company
with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more
information, visit uniongas.com.
SOURCE Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Union Gas Limited
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Fax: 519 436-4621
Mattagami Region Conservation Authority
Kees Pols, General Manager
100 Lakeshore Road, Timmins, Ontario