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