$5,000 grant supported Canadian premier of BODY WORLDS Vital at Science North
SUDBURY, ON, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - More than 4,000 students learned more about the inner workings of the human body at the first Canadian showing of the BODY WORLDS Vital exhibit, which came to Science North with the support of Union Gas.
The popular exhibit, which uses authentic human bodies in health, distress and disease to celebrate the potential of the body, attracted a wide range of audiences during its 18 weeks at Science North. More than 51,000 visitors - including families, teens and older adults - were able to see what lies beneath the skin of the human body, thanks to the exhibit's detailed anatomical studies, compositions and representations.
Union Gas - the country's second-largest natural gas utility - supported the exhibit with a $5,000 grant.
"At Union Gas, we believe that one of the best investments we can make is to support our young people as they learn and grow," said Don Beauchamp, Union Gas district manager in the northeast region. "That's why we were so pleased we were able to help Science North bring this amazing exhibit to Sudbury. It was an incredible opportunity for students - and people of all ages - to get a closer look at the human body and the intricate ways it works."
The exhibit featured a series of renowned speakers, including Canadian Olympic rower Adam Kreek, as well as more than a dozen special events including a Saturday night science event for teens and workshops on drawing the human form.
"Ever-changing experiences in our science centres attract repeat visitors, and support the northern tourism industry. As a non-profit organization and registered charity, we rely on the support of private businesses and donors to make this happen. We are absolutely thrilled with this partnership that allowed both Science North and Union Gas to achieve their purpose," states Jacqueline Savoie, director of development at Science North.
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. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000 to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Science North
Science North is a registered charity and not-for-profit organization. Science North is Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada: Science North, featuring an IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery and Special Exhibits Hall, and Dynamic Earth - Home of the Big Nickel, an earth sciences centre.
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 and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, 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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