$2,700 grant to purchase welding equipment
THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is providing Long Lake
#58 First Nation with a $2,700 grant to purchase two welders for the
secondary school's education program.
A shortage of skilled trade workers such as welders is one of the
biggest challenges facing Canadian business today. The welding
equipment will provide the 450 on-reserve members and secondary school
students with an opportunity to build a skill that will give them a
competitive edge in the job market.
Wendy Landry, Union Gas manager of First Nations, Métis and municipal
affairs and David Sword, Union Gas Northeast district manager,
presented the cheque today to Long Lake #58 First Nation Chief Alan
Towegishig and Councillors at the Westford Community Centre.
"Union Gas strives to be the partner of choice for communities, and that
includes building long-term, productive relationships with First
Nations and Métis communities," said Landry. "That's why we support
important educational programs in the communities we serve, such as the
Long Lake #58 First Nation education program."
"Long Lake # 58 First Nation welcomes companies like Union Gas who are
proactive within the community, enhancing the educational opportunities
that will benefit our current and future members," said Towegishig.
"This fosters stronger and better relationship with companies that have
the same vision for developing the First Nation's workforce. We look
forward to our continued cooperation."
With our deep roots in Ontario, Union Gas has built a foundation of
strong, mutually-beneficial relationships with First Nations and Métis
peoples in the communities and regions where we operate. This is
central to providing certainty to our business and supports the vision,
purpose and values of the company's Charter. For more information visit
About Long Lake #58 First Nation
There are approximately 1,300 members registered to Long Lake #58 First
Nation with about 450 of them living on-reserve. The off-reserve
population resides in the area's local municipalities as well as in the
City of Thunder Bay and other parts of Ontario and Manitoba. While
holding on to our history and traditional ways of life, Long Lake #58
First Nation is a model for others to follow with a growing youth
population we have recognized the need to generate sustainable economic
development opportunities and to participate in the regional economy.
It is our responsibility today to create a better quality of life for
those who follow and that has become the number one priority for our
First Nation's leaders. We are a progressive and proud people, striving
for self-sufficiency through education, economic development, social
development and participation in the regional economy while managing
our rightful lands and resources.
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 2011, 2012, 2013 and
2014. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
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. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Long Lake #58 First Nation
Chief Allen Towegishig