$2,500 grant for Cyber Falcons Next Generation robot
SYDENHAM, ON, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is partnering with Limestone Learning Foundation to support Frontenac Secondary School's robotics team through a $2,500 grant awarded today. The Cyber Falcon's project name Next Generation, reflects the growth and maturation of the team, now in their fifth year. It is noteworthy that all graduating team members have gone on to post-secondary education.
Peter Siemonsen, Union Gas utility service construction manager for Kingston, presented the cheque to Leslie Myles, managing director of Limestone Learning Foundation, at the Foundations' Grant Presentation Celebration, held today at Sydenham High School. Joining in the event were Limestone Learning Foundation board members, grant donors and recipients, teachers, students and members of the public.
The Cyber Falcons are a high school robotics team for students in grades 9 through 12 at Frontenac Secondary School. They are a member of an international network of over 3,600 teams worldwide that work to inspire students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Union Gas grant will help fund the operation of the team and the purchase of the many electronic and mechanical components that are used in the construction of the robot.
"At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education creates lasting benefits for people and for communities," said Siemonsen. "That's why we're proud to be partnering with Limestone Learning Foundation to support the Cyber Falcons Next Generation robotics project."
"Union Gas recognizes that by investing in our students, we are investing in our future," said Myles. "Their generous gift means more students will benefit from this challenging and inspiring program, that depends on the support of benefactors like 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.
About Limestone Learning Foundation
Limestone Learning Foundation is a registered charitable organization established by the Limestone District School Board in 1999, to enhance public education by raising money for projects and initiatives that could not otherwise be offered by the Board. Through shared responsibility and community partnership, the Limestone Learning Foundation enhances the quality of public education, maximizing the learning opportunities for every student served by the Limestone District School Board. For more information, visit llf.limestone.on.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, [email protected]; Limestone Learning Foundation, Leslie Myles, Managing Director, Ph: 613-544-6925 ext. 210, [email protected]