Media Advisory - First REnEW program participants take centre stage, graduate
with honours

Exclusive interview opportunities available with representatives from Terasen Gas and Vancouver ACCESS BladeRunners

SURREY, BC, March 25 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join in the celebration as the inaugural class of Terasen Gas' Residential Energy and Efficiency Works (REnEW) program students are awarded their official completion certificates by Jan Marston VP, Customer Care, Human Resources & Operations Governance, Terasen Gas and John Webster, CEO and President of ACCESS. After four weeks of intensive training, the 20 program participants have the REnEWed confidence and robust skills they need to compete for jobs in the exciting and emerging field of energy efficiency and conservation.

Media will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Terasen Gas and BladeRunners about how the REnEW program positively impacts the lives of individuals who would otherwise face extreme barriers to employment. Photo opportunities include graduates receiving their certificates, as well as the graduates with representatives from the partner organizations.

The REnEW program - funded by Terasen Gas, FortisBC, and BC Hydro, and developed with the John Howard Society in Kelowna and Vancouver ACCESS BladeRunners in the Lower Mainland - provides at-risk participants in British Columbia with training and teaches them essential trade skills in the growing area of energy efficiency retrofits. Terasen hopes to build on the success of this first session to recruit additional students and expand the REnEW program to communities across B.C.

    Who:      Jan Marston, VP, Customer Care, Human Resources & Operations
              Governance, Terasen Gas
              John Webster, CEO and President of ACCESS

    What:     Official graduation ceremony for the inaugural students of
              Terasen's REnEW training program

    When:     Friday, March 26, 2010 from noon to 2 p.m.

    Where:    Vancouver ACCESS BladeRunners
              Simon Baker Room, Aboriginal Friendship Centre
              1607 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

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About Terasen Gas

Terasen Gas is mainly composed of the operations of Terasen Gas Inc. and Terasen Gas (Vancouver Island) Inc., both indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of Fortis Inc. Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, serves approximately 2,100,000 gas and electric customers and has total assets exceeding $12 billion. Its regulated holdings include Terasen Gas and electric utilities in five Canadian provinces and three Caribbean countries. Fortis Inc. owns non-regulated hydroelectric generation assets across Canada and in Belize and upper New York State. It also owns hotels and commercial real estate in Canada. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at or


For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Marcus Wong, Corporate Communications Manager, Terasen Gas, Phone: (778) 571-3263, Email:, Follow us at:

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