$5,000 grant supports day-long festivities in Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY, ON, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas is pleased to help
celebrate National Aboriginal Day (NAD) in Thunder Bay, courtesy of a
$5,000 grant awarded today.
Ian Ross, Union Gas district manager for northwestern Ontario, along
with Wendy Landry, Union Gas manager of First Nations, Métis and
municipal affairs, joined the National Aboriginal Day festivities in
Thunder Bay today to present the cheque to Ann Magiskan and Robert
Graham, chair and co-chair of the NAD Thunder Bay Committee. Many
citizens, both aboriginal and non-aboriginal attended today's
festivities at Prince Arthur's Landing (Marina Park).
National Aboriginal Day provides Aboriginal people with a national day
to celebrate their culture, spirit and connection to the land. It also
gives non-aboriginal communities and people the opportunity to be part
of a positive celebration and learn more about various aspects of
"Union Gas strives to be the partner of choice for communities, and that
includes building long-term, productive relationships with First
Nations and Métis communities," said Ross. "It is truly an honour to be
a part of this special day that celebrates the unique heritage, diverse
cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis
peoples in Canada."
"The NAD committee could not have planned this celebration without the
generosity of Union Gas as our partner," said Magiskan. "This funding
will provide a feast to our celebration and those attending."
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more
than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery
services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the
province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs,
millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of
volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving
Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to charitable
organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000 to United
Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Thunder Bay National Aboriginal Day Committee
The NAD committee is a combination of the First Nations and Métis
communities coming together with various organizations in the city.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience
and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4
million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than
400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario.
Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's
Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company
with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more
information, visit uniongas.com.
SOURCE Union Gas Limited
For further information:
National Aboriginal Day-Thunder Bay Committee
Ann Magiskan - Chair
684 City Road-Unit 3
Thunder Bay, ON
Union Gas Limited
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Fax: 519 436-4621