Linde Canada employees' bike ride nets over $8,000 for Heart and Stroke Foundation

- In line with Linde's Health and Safety core value

- Includes matching funds from Linde Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Twenty nine employees of Linde Canada Limited raised $4,108 to help reduce Canadians' rate of death from heart disease and stroke. The employees' efforts were matched by Linde Canada, bringing the total raised to $8,108. The Linde employees pedaled in the "Big Bike" organized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in its effort to create a healthier future for Canadians.

Andre Tremblay, Linde Canada Limited's Agent Care Services representative and the coordinator for the Linde's participation in this event, said, "This is certainly a meaningful cause and I'm very proud of my fellow workers who stepped up to help meet this worthy challenge. They were very enthusiastic which made it a fun event as well as a financially successful one."

Tremblay pointed out, "The Big Bike falls right in line with a major Linde core value -- Health and Safety -- which Linde encourages its employees to practice both at work and at home."

Kendra Coons, Area Coordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the Peel Region, said, "We truly appreciate the response we received from Linde personnel for this event. It is people like these that will help us achieve our vital goals for the future."

The Foundation's impact goals by 2020 are:

  • To reduce Canadians' rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25%.
  • Significantly improve the health of Canadians by decreasing their risk factors for heart disease and stroke by 10%.

Tremblay noted, "Linde participants also have a personal interest in these goals because we lost a good friend and colleague to a heart condition a few years ago."

Download a photograph of the Linde Canada BigBike event.

About Linde Canada Limited

Linde Canada Limited specializes in industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as welding and cutting equipment and safety supplies. Linde Canada Limited is an affiliate of Linde North America and a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn (CAD 24.9 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com

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SOURCE: Linde Canada

For further information:

Juliana Caporali, Communications Lead, Responsable des communications, Linde Canada Ltd. / Ltee, Tel (905) 501 3730, juliana.caporali@linde.com

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