PICKERING, ON, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Organization of CANDU Industries is pleased to announce that its first nuclear Charity Motorcycle Ride on June 23rd raised $5,000 in support of the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of nuclear medicine equipment.
Major sponsors for the event were AECL Nuclear Laboratories, Candu Energy Inc, Bruce Power, EMC, AMEC-NSS and Promation Nuclear.
The all day ride began at 10:00 am from locations in Stayner and Whitby with riders from OCI member companies, OPG, Bruce Power and Candu Energy. Organizers met initial goals to reach out to communities in Southern Ontario as well as getting riders from the wide spectrum of the nuclear industry. "This charity event will take place next year to continue to raise funds for much needed diagnostic equipment for nuclear medicine in hospitals" the encouraged organizers and participants confirmed.
Nuclear Power in Canada: CANDU nuclear generating plants at the Pickering, Bruce and Darlington produce safe, reliable, carbon-free electricity that powers more than half of all of the homes, schools, hospital and factories in Ontario.
Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) is an association of more than 165 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and offshore. OCI members companies employ collectively around 30,000 highly skilled and specialized people who manufacture major equipment and components and provide engineering services and support for the 20 CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as for CANDU and other nuclear plants in offshore markets. OCI is the leading voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain and actively promotes the production of safe, clean and reliable nuclear base load electricity as a key part of a balanced electricity generation portfolio in Ontario.
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Marina Oeyangen ([email protected])