Union Gas to be exclusive sponsor of CK Celebrates the Torch volunteer

Support for 2010 Olympic Torch Relay reflects company's commitment to be a partner of choice in the Chatham-Kent community

CHATHAM, ON, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - Union Gas today announced that it will be the exclusive sponsor of the volunteer campaign for the CK Celebrates the Torch event on December 22, 2009. The volunteer campaign provides community support for the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for people in the community to participate in the relay event when it comes to Chatham-Kent via the cross-country route to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

On hand to make the announcement were Union Gas Vice President Steve Baker, Mayor Randy Hope and Greg Hetherington, Honourary Co-Chairs of the CK Olympic Torch Relay, Ashley White, Project Manager, CK Celebrates the Torch and Lindsay Boyd, Union Gas District Manager for Windsor/Chatham and a 2010 Olympic torch bearer.

"Volunteerism is a hallmark of the culture at Union Gas and it reflects our commitment to be a partner of choice in the communities we serve. That's why a partnership with the CK Celebrates the Torch is such a natural fit for us," said Julie Dill, President, Union Gas.

"Union Gas is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the volunteer campaign for the CK Celebrates the Torch event," said Steve Baker, Vice President, Business Development, Storage and Transmission, Union Gas. "CK Celebrates the Torch celebrates Olympic and Paralympic excellence and that aligns with our goal to support high performance."

Through its sponsorship, Union Gas will support all aspects of volunteer recruitment and day-long activities when the Olympic Torch Relay makes its historic arrival in Chatham on December 22, 2009.

"The passing of the Olympic Torch through the Chatham-Kent is an important event for our community," said Mayor Randy Hope. "I want to congratulate Union Gas for the leadership they continue to demonstrate in championing volunteerism in this community and I hope their actions will inspire others to contribute to the success of this occasion."

About Union Gas

Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with nearly 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves 1.3 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas's growing storage and transmission business offers premium storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. It offers customers an important link in the movement of natural gas from Western Canadian and U.S. supply basins to markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S. A Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, Union Gas has assets of $5 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. Visit uniongas.com for more information.

SOURCE Union Gas Limited

For further information: For further information: Union Gas Limited, Andrea Stass, Manager, Media Relations, Ph: (519) 436-5490, Cell: (519) 365-1010, Fax: (519) 436-4621, astass@uniongas.com

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