Union Gas helps bring technology to the classroom

Tablets will enhance education at H.W. Burgess Public School, courtesy of a $2,000 grant

WALLACEBURG, ON, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is providing Grade 7 and 8 students and teachers at H.W. Burgess Public School with seven computer tablets and accessories for an additional 58 devices, courtesy of a $2,000 grant awarded today.

Dave Lamoureux, director storage and transmission operations for Union Gas, presented the cheque to Todd Tiffin, principal of H.W. Burgess Public School. The pair was joined by teachers Kristan Richardson and Leigh-Anne Miller and a group of enthusiastic Grade 7 and 8 students.

"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright tomorrow," said Lamoureux. "That means supporting important educational programs in the communities we serve. That's why we are pleased to help H.W. Burgess Public School acquire new teaching and learning tools for the classroom."

The contribution supports a broader initiative undertaken by the Lambton-Kent District School Board to equip all Grade 7, 8 and 9 students, teachers and principals in the Wallaceburg family of schools with the mobile devices.

"Inside the classroom, tablets are transforming traditional lessons, allowing for a new way of teaching and learning, particularly in the area of mathematics," said Tiffin.  "While the board covers the cost of purchasing most of the tablets, there are many additional costs associated with the project, which must be funded at the school level, and we are most grateful to Union Gas for their support."

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. Each year Union Gas contributes millions of dollars to charitable organizations across Ontario, including United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.

About H.W. Burgess Public School
H.W. Burgess Public School, located in Wallaceburg, is a JK to Grade 8 public school with a student population of 226.  For more information visit hwburgess.lkdsb.net.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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SOURCE: Union Gas Limited

For further information:

Union Gas Limited 
Andrea Stass
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

H. W. Burgess Public School
Todd Tiffin
Ph:  519 627-3822
Fax: 519-627-7725


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