Union Gas supports energy conservation programs for Kitchener area youth

$5,000 grant to THEMUSEUM helps teach energy awareness and conservation to children

KITCHENER, ON, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping THEMUSEUM continue to teach local children about conservation, energy awareness and the environment courtesy of a $5,000 grant to support curriculum-based programs.

Murray Costello, Union Gas district manager for Waterloo/Brantford and Pam Gent, Union Gas administrative assistant for the Waterloo district presented the cheque to CEO David Marskell today at THEMUSEUM.  Attended by THEMUSEUM staff, media and PD Day Camp participants, the presentation finished with a plasma car race between Union Gas and the campers.

THEMUSEUM's educational programs, including Kids Inspiring Change and Materials Matter enlighten, inspire and awe thousands of children a year. Union Gas' grant will provide the support needed to purchase supplies and materials to make these programs successful and interactive.

"Our youth are our greatest resource, and we believe that investing in their future is an investment worth making," said Costello.  "We're proud to be partnering with THEMUSEUM on its energy conservation programs, which will help our children learn and grow."

"It's terrific to see Union Gas continue to lead by example as a member of the corporate community," said David Marskell, demonstrating continued thanks for the support and partnership of Union Gas.

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.

THEMUSEUM is a unique organization, which views learning as an active and lifelong creative process for people of all ages, especially in the uncommon periphery where "art and technology are at play." Over the last ten years, THEMUSEUM's programming has uplifted the values of experimental learning, unexpected intersections and diverse voices. The main goal of THEMUSEUM is to scan the globe for fresh cultural content and use it to stage experiences that stimulate transformative connections for audiences, and to awe, inspire, and enlighten. THEMUSEUM has created a unique identity in having a strong children's component but also expressing a commitment to expose Southern Ontario to unique exhibits not found anywhere else. For more information visit themuseum.ca.

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: Andrea Stass, Manager, External Communications and Media Relations, Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490, Cell: 519 365-1010, astass@uniongas.com; THEMUSUEM: David Marskell, CEO, THEMUSEUM, David.Marskell@THEMUSEUM.ca, 519-574-0291



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