$3,500 grant to The Children's Safety Village of Brant
BRANTFORD, ON, May 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping The Children's
Safety Village of Brant recognize young safety heroes in the community,
as well as enhance safety education, through a $3,500 grant awarded
Andrea Tayler-Coombs, Union Gas contact centre manager and Sharon
Johnston, manager of contact centre operations for Brantford presented
the cheque to Crystal Glaves, president, and Lisa Roddie, executive
director of The Children's Safety Village of Brant, just prior to the
award ceremony today at the Safety Village.
The Children's Hero Awards are an opportunity to recognize children in
the community who have performed a heroic act or who have performed at
a level that is beyond expectations, while contributing to a safer
community. Students were nominated by teachers, parents, members of
the community, police, fire and emergency medical services personnel.
"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building
a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home. We want each and
every one of our employees to return home safely at the end of every
day," said Tayler-Coombs. "Because of our safety culture, we make it a
priority to support important and much-needed programs like this one,
which is recognizing our young community safety heroes."
"It is through the generous ongoing support of companies like Union Gas,
who understand the importance of Safety Education that the Children
Safety Village of Brant can be successful," said Roddie. "We are
extremely grateful for Union Gas' support so we can continue to teach
important safety lessons and in turn save lives."
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 The Children's Safety Village of Brant
The Children's Safety Village of Brant is charitable organization which
relies fully on the generous support and donation from the community to
fund its ongoing operations. The hands on philosophy used to teach
safety makes learning fun and therefore more easily retained by the
children. Our community partners include the Brantford Police and Fire
Departments, County of Brant Fire, OPP - Brant County and Six Nations
Police. Please visit our website at csvbrant.ca and follow us on
Twitter (SafetyVillage_B) and Facebook (ChildrensSafetyVillageofBrant).
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
Fax: 519 436-4621
The Children's Safety Village of Brant