Gwyn Morgan makes generous donation to Shad Valley program

WATERLOO, ON, March 9 /CNW/ - Gwyn Morgan, founder and former CEO of EnCana, and his wife Patricia Trottier, join a select group of Canadians who have made a significant contribution to the Shad Valley program.

The couple has donated $50,000 to Shad Valley, a Waterloo-based not-for-profit focused on identifying high potential future achievers, and unleashing the entrepreneurial and innovative potential of these exceptional youth.

"This extraordinarily generous gift reflects Gwyn and Patricia's passion for youth and innovation," Shad president Barry Bisson said. "Their generosity will support Shad's investment in providing our life-changing, life-directing experience to 500+ talented youth this summer."

Gwyn Morgan, who is an honourary director of Shad Valley, said, "In July 2009, Pat and I engaged with the amazing young people in the Shad Valley program at Queen's University. We witnessed the tremendous impact this program has on developing the scientific and entrepreneurial potential of exceptional high school students. We believe if Canada is to be a global leader in the knowledge economy, these bright young high achievers must be nurtured and encouraged to excel so that they can realize their full potential. As a result of our visit to Shad Valley at Queen's we now fully understand why this great organization has such a long successful track record in providing a transformational experience that inspires talented and dynamic young Canadians to become the best that they can be."

Celebrating 30 years of excellence in 2010, Shad Valley, headquartered in Waterloo, ON and offering programs at 10 prestigious Canadian universities, is Canada's premiere experience for the next generation of leader-innovators - talented students interested in harnessing and strengthening their talents in an intense month-long immersion. Shad Valley is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration, and stewarding the potential of remarkable youth. For further details, visit www.shad.ca

SOURCE SHAD VALLEY

For further information: For further information: For Gwyn Morgan/Patricia Trottier: LaRae Nelson, EnCana Corporation, (403) 645-4899, larae.nelson@encana.com; For Shad Valley: Mary Dever, Shad Valley, (519) 884-8844 x 223, mary@shad.ca

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