$5,000 grant to Leadership Waterloo Region
KITCHENER and WATERLOO, ON, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping
to connect and nurture rising community minded decision-makers through
the continued support of the Community Leadership Development Program
courtesy of a $5,000 grant awarded to Leadership Waterloo Region.
Aaron Chapman, Union Gas manager of construction and growth and Yvonne
Huang, Union Gas construction project manager, presented the cheque to
Leadership Waterloo Region's executive director Anne Lavender at the
Annual Commencement ceremony held today at Luther Village on the Park
in Waterloo. The event marked the completion of the program for 20
emerging leaders and 20 Youth on Board participants, and was attended
by representatives and supporters from government, business and the
social profit sectors in the waterloo region community.
"At Union Gas, we believe the communities we serve across Ontario should
flourish. We are proud to partner with your community and this is one
way we highlight that valuable partnership," said Chapman. "We believe
our support of Leadership Waterloo Region and its Community Leadership
Development Program will make a real and lasting contribution to the
future of the Waterloo region."
Leadership Waterloo Region's Core Program brings together established
and emerging community leaders to build a network that will continue
the vision of those who built this amazing region. Tailored for busy
professionals from business, government and social-profit, the
Leadership Waterloo Region program provides an opportunity for
participants to explore their personal leadership styles, practice
leadership skills in a group setting and learn more about the community
including its outstanding characteristics and challenges. Leadership
Waterloo Region's 350+ alumni are heavily involved on more than 320
local boards of directors and committees. In addition, some have
elected to serve in public office. The organization regularly links
alumni with leadership opportunities and helps social-profit
organizations share information with the alumni network.
"Union Gas is a longtime supporter of Leadership Waterloo Region through
financial contributions and by making it possible for one of their
rising stars to participate in our program every year since 2003," said
Lavender. "We're pleased to recognize Union Gas as an outstanding
For more than 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more
than 400 Ontario communities. Each year, the company supports the
communities where its employees live and work through thousands of
volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations,
major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year, Union Gas donated
close to $3 million to community and charitable organizations in
Ontario, including over $928,000 to United Way. In addition, Union Gas
employees, retirees, family and friends provided over 17,000 volunteer
hours to help strengthen the communities where they live and work. For
more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Leadership Waterloo Region
Leadership Waterloo Region works to sustain and improve our community by
developing stronger leaders and by connecting them with important
community initiatives and a network of other leaders.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major
Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company
based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers,
assets of over $6.4 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. The
distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial
and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario.
Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014. For more
information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Union Gas Limited
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Leadership Waterloo Region