Imperial Oil celebrates United Way Day on September 15
CALGARY, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - The fifth annual Esso United Way Day will take
place on Saturday, September 15 at 500 Esso sites across Canada. Esso will
donate one cent for every litre of gasoline pumped and one dollar from each
car wash sold to United Way organizations across the country.
"By simply filling up at your local Esso station this weekend, you're
helping the people in your community," says Simon Smith, vice-president of
fuels marketing at Imperial Oil. "At Esso, we recognize the importance of
United Way in our community and we're delighted to maintain our commitment to
this organization from coast to coast. Last year's one-day event raised more
than $185,000 for United Way in Canada."
"Individual customer contributions may seem small, but in fact, Esso
United Way Day represents one of the largest one-day fundraiser of United Way
Canada," notes Al Hatton, President & CEO of United Way Canada. "Through this
initiative, Imperial Oil remains one of Canada's leading donors to United Way.
We are thrilled to see Imperial Oil grow its participation in Esso United Way
Day and commend the organization for its long-term involvement - contributing
more than $17 million since 2000."
Funds generated from this initiative will be used to support United Way
agencies helping youth, families, the homeless and others in need.
Imperial Oil's Esso United Way Day is one component of the company's
overall national United Way campaign - a campaign that raised close to
$3 million for the organization in 2006.
In 2006, Imperial Oil contributed more than $12 million in community
investment activities across Canada, building on a tradition of corporate
giving that began with the company's inception in 1880. More than 125 years
later, Imperial is supporting organizations from coast-to-coast with an
emphasis on education, environment, and the community.
For more information about Imperial's community investment activities,
please visit www.imperialoil.ca
ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT & PHOTO EDITORS
The following representatives from Imperial Oil will be available for
interviews and photo opportunities at Esso sites across Canada from 11:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, September 15:
Robert Speirs Territory manager 20250 80th Ave.
Chris Erickson Vice-president and 6815 MacLeod Trail South
general manager, Calgary, AB
refining and supply
Tim Go Strathcona refinery manager 3341 34th St.
Paul Smith Controller and senior
vice-president, finance and 2500 Don Mills Rd.
administration North York, ON
Kevin Arseneau Territory manager 401 Hazeldean Rd.
Curt Riley Sarnia refinery manager 1114 London Rd.
Claude Larochelle Division sales manager, 6270 Hippolyte-Lafontaine
retail Anjoul, QC
Andre Laroche Territory manager 9485 Boul Henri Bourassa
Ken Bandy Area manager, business 5 Plaza Rd.
support centres Moncton, NB
Janet Matsushita Dartmouth refinery manager 6020 Young St.
For further information:
For further information: Laura Bishop, Public Affairs, (403) 237-2710