PICKERING, ON, June 7, 2014 /CNW/ - A generous donation from Veridian
Connections (Veridian) is helping fund the replacement of two,
20-year-old engines on the Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association's
(PARA) rescue cutter. Veridian Board Chair and City of Pickering Deputy
Mayor Doug Dickerson along with company President and CEO Michael
Angemeer presented PARA with a cheque at a special ceremony held today
at Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club in Pickering.
"The rescue vessel has provided a vital search and rescue service to
boaters and water enthusiasts along the shores of Lake Ontario for 20
years," explains PARA's Board Chair and appointed director Jim Dike.
"Replacing the vessel's engines will cost approximately $125,000, and
Veridian's donation to our fundraising campaign will go a long way in
making this happen."
"Veridian takes the safety of its employees and the customers it serves
very seriously every day of the year," said Dickerson. "The company is
pleased to support PARA's fundraising efforts to replace two worn
engines and keep their vital link to water safety operational. Boaters
will have peace of mind knowing that if they are in distress on the
water, a properly equipped boat and crew are in close proximity to
perform a rescue."
About Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association
With 47 years of operation, Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association
(PARA) is one of the original founders of the Canadian Coast Guard
Auxiliary. PARA is a volunteer organization that has approximately 50
members who are constantly being trained in search and rescue on the
water. In existence, PARA has responded to more than 200 calls where
life has been in danger.
About Veridian Connections
Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to
more than 117,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville,
the Towns of Ajax and Gravenhurst, the Municipality of Port Hope, and
the communities of Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry,
Beaverton, Sunderland and Cannington. Veridian Connections Inc. is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Veridian Corporation. The City of Pickering,
the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of
Belleville jointly own Veridian Corporation.
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Board Chair and Appointed Director
Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association