It's elemental: New children's alternative energy play to premiere at Children's Festival



    EDMONTON, May 22 /CNW/ - The environment will take centre stage in "Power
Up! The Alternative Energy Show", sponsored by ENMAX Energy Corporation, at
this year's Northern Alberta Children's Festival. Written and performed by
Maureen Rooney and Paul Punyi of Rooney and Punyi Educational Theatre
Productions, the play will engage kids in renewable ways of generating power.
    Children will be asked to participate by helping to cure an ailing
patient, Mother Earth, of her pollution troubles. They discover the culprit
that is causing the problems is Mr. Hugh Man and set about administering a
cure.
    "We want to teach children about renewable energy in creative and fun
ways," explains Karla Wingate, manager, Sponsorship & Community Investment at
ENMAX Energy. "The children will end up being the stars of the show as they
play the part of Hugh Man, the sun, the wind and the river."
    The play wraps up with the children singing the "Power Up" song, a '50s
style rock number. Afterwards, the kids can create environmental postcards to
send to family and friends, sharing what they have learned and encouraging
them to become more environmentally conscious.
    Performances will be on May 26 to 29 (9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 1:00), and
on May 30 (11:00, 12:00 and 1:00) at the ENMAX Energy tent in Lions Park, St.
Albert.

    ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's
leading competitive electricity retailer. ENMAX Energy also provides natural
gas and value-added services to residential, commercial and industrial
customers throughout Alberta. Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of
Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy with partial ownership of the
McBride Lake Wind Farm and complete ownership of the Taber and Kettles Hill
Wind Farms. ENMAX Energy was the first Canadian electricity retailer to offer
customers the option to support wind generated energy. Visit our website at
enmax.com.





For further information:

For further information: Jacqueline Broverman, Sponsorship and Community
Investment, ENMAX Energy Corporation, T. (780) 408-2013, C: (780) 938-3230,
jbroverm@enmax.com

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