$2,500 grant to The Learning Partnership for "Let the Learning Begin"
NORTH BAY, ON, Oct. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping The Learning
Partnership (TLP), offer their eighth annual FREE bilingual,
interactive early learning and healthy living family conference, "Let
the Learning Begin" (LTLB), through a $2,500 grant awarded today.
Ted Wright, Union Gas district engineer for the northeast district
presented the cheque to Danielle Filiatrault, TLP "Welcome to
Kindergarten" program manager, Karen Cobb, TLP program manager and LTLB
co-conveners, at the Let the Learning Begin conference taking place
today at École Odyssée and Héritage, in North Bay.
Parents and children will participate together in French or English
interactive workshops which focus on laying a foundation in literacy,
numeracy, science, art, music, physical activity, nutrition, social
well being and much more. Educators in all areas will engage the
families in activities which support early learning and readiness for
school. Parents will also discover the wealth of resources and
opportunities in Nipissing which support them in their role as the
child's first and best teacher. Featured early learning activities
include Speaking of Wildlife offered by Science North and EnvironMan. A
Touch a Truck event will allow children to explore first hand many
"Our children are our greatest resource, and we believe that investing
in their future is an investment worth making," said Wright. "We're
proud to be partnering with The Learning Partnership by supporting its
'Let the Learning Begin' conference, which will help North Bay children
learn and grow."
"Let the Learning Begin, is an innovative program which began eight
years ago as an extension of the Welcome to Kindergarten Program," said
Cobb. "Community organizers are very grateful to Union Gas, The
Learning Partnership and our local sponsors who have come together to
make this event possible for children six years of age and under."
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
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 The Learning Partnership
The Learning Partnership is a national charitable organization dedicated
to championing a strong public education system with its partners
through innovative programs, credible research, executive leadership,
policy initiatives and public engagement of Canadians.
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.
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The Learning Partnership