UNION GAS SUPPORTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN WATERLOO REGION

Celebrates Centennial with $10,000 gift to rare Charitable Research Reserve

WATERLOO, ON, June 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Union Gas is celebrating 100 years of providing safe, reliable and affordable service to customers and communities across Ontario. To mark its Centennial, the company is awarding a $10,000 grant to rare Charitable Research Reserve's Chain of Learning program, which provides experiential environmental education to schools, community organizations and families in the Waterloo Region and beyond.

Julie Dill, President of Union Gas, and Murray Costello, District Manager of Waterloo/Brantford for Union Gas, presented a cheque to Matthew Lawson, Manager of Education for rare Charitable Research Reserve at an open house held today at the company's office on Kumpf Drive in Waterloo.  Union Gas employees, retirees, government officials, industry partners and other members of the public joined in the celebration.

"A passionate commitment to stewardship, safety and win-win relationships are all central to our business culture and operations," said Dill. "Our success as one of North America's premier natural gas storage, transmission and distribution companies is shared with the communities we serve and we can't think of a better way to mark this occasion than by giving back to a community program that so closely aligns with these business values."

"We're proud of our 57-year history with Waterloo," added Costello. "And we look forward to continuing this positive relationship as we strive to be the partner of choice in this and all the communities we serve."

"Through the Chain of Learning program, rare Charitable Research Reserve provides participants with a unique opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, values, and motivation needed to become responsible environmental citizens," said Lawson.  "We are grateful for the support of Union Gas which will help us continue to deliver these important environmental education programs in Waterloo and the surrounding areas."

Union Gas, a Spectra Energy Company, was founded in 1911 through the amalgamation of three southern Ontario local gas distribution companies.

Union Gas has been privileged to work in over 400 Ontario communities, including a number of them throughout the Waterloo Region. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has also contributed to the region through economic investments, jobs, municipal taxes, hundreds of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving to local organizations -- like the Children's Safety Village of Brant and Waterloo, United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area and Leadership Waterloo Region -- sponsorships and energy efficiency programs. Today, Union Gas, selected as one of Canada's Top 100 employers in 2011, is the second largest Natural Gas utility in Canada serving 1.3 million customers across Ontario.

Leading up to the company's 100th anniversary on Dec. 19, an exciting year-long centennial celebration is rolling out across the province, bringing together employees, retirees and communities across Ontario. Visit uniongas.com/centennial for additional information.

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 assets of $5.6 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

SOURCE Union Gas Limited

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Email: astass@uniongas.com


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