$1,500 grant for Sarnia-Lambton area Junior Achievement
SARNIA, ON, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Junior
Achievement in Sarnia-Lambton build future entrepreneurs and business
leaders courtesy of a $1,500 grant awarded today.
Andrew Calder, Union Gas technician manager for London/Sarnia and Bob
McNamara, Union Gas utility service manager for Sarnia north presented
the cheque to Becky Krukowski, program manager for the Sarnia-Lambton
Regional Office of Junior Achievement South Western Ontario, at the
organization's office in Sarnia.
Junior Achievement strives to reach as many students as possible with
the delivery of programs to support the development of business skills.
Junior Achievement offers elementary and high school programs that help
young people discover leadership, entrepreneurial and workforce
readiness skills, so they can achieve their highest potential and
future successes as citizens in the global community.
"Our youth are our greatest resource, and we believe that investing in
their future is an investment worth making," said Calder. "We're proud
to continue our support of Junior Achievement's education programs,
which inspire and educate Sarnia-Lambton youth to be our future
"JA programs have become an essential part of a youth's learning curve
in preparing them for a successful future," says Barb Smith, president
of Junior Achievement South Western Ontario. "Union Gas has been an
integral part of helping us offer our programs for over 40 years
through volunteers and financial support. Together we empower youth in
southwestern Ontario and give them the skills necessary to create
healthy, robust communities."
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses
and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job
creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas has
a clear set of best practices regarding the environment and actively
encourages and promotes those practices via community groups throughout
its distribution area. This value is reflected each year, as the
company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of
volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations,
major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas
contributed about $3 million to charitable organizations across the
province, including environmental programs and projects. For more
information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Junior Achievement South Western Ontario
Junior Achievement has been in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton for over
40 years and has recently expanded into the Windsor Essex area. As part
of an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating
and inspiring young people about business and economics, the
organization continues to grow regionally in order to bring its cost
free programs to the youth in our areas. The youth who participate in
Junior Achievement programs have the opportunity to gain insight and
experience which can help them understand the business practices which
influence their daily lives.
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 $5.8 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 2011, 2012 and 2013.
For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario