Hydro Ottawa, Capital Fair to host thrilling day for children with disabilities

OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is once again sponsoring Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair (formerly Gloucester fair) to give children with developmental and/or physical disabilities and their caregivers exclusive access to a fun community event.

Hydro Ottawa employee volunteers, along with Mayor Jim Watson and city council members, will be on-hand for the special day that features live entertainment, karaoke, a petting zoo, a barbecue lunch, and midway rides.

The event provides the children access to special facilities, with smaller crowds, reduced-speed midway rides with shorter line-ups, and volunteers to help them on and off the rides.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2001, Hydro Ottawa has proudly sponsored Special Needs Day in partnership with the Capital Fair.
  • Hydro Ottawa Special Needs Day is a corporate outreach Employee Volunteer Day opportunity that supports the company's Brighter Tomorrows Community Investment Program.
  • Other support for the event comes from World's Finest Shows, Schneider's, Kiwanis Club, Moncion's Independent Grocer, and the Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre.

Quotes

"Hydro Ottawa looks forward to Special Needs Day every year as a rewarding opportunity to support the community we live and work in. We are proud to sponsor such a unique and important event - one that our many employee volunteers eagerly await year after year."
- Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Ottawa

About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 310,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services. 

Image with caption: "Child enjoying last year's Hydro Ottawa Special Needs Day (CNW Group/Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140813_C9861_PHOTO_EN_42374.jpg

SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

For further information:

Media Contact:
Daniel Séguin
Manager, Media and Public Affairs
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 7684
Cell: 613-808-6743
danseguin@hydroottawa.com

Hydro Ottawa Limited/Hydro Ottawa limitée
3025 Albion Road North, PO Box 8700/chemin Albion Nord, C.P. 8700
Ottawa, Ontario  K1G 3S4
www.hydroottawa.com


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