Union Gas Supports Annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair Courtesy of $2,500 Grant

Hamilton, ON, April 1, 2016 - Union Gas is proud to continue as a Gold Sponsor for the 56th annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF), allowing more than 566 students to develop their scientific skills, through a $2,500 grant to be awarded April 2, 2016.

"At Union Gas we believe that investing in the future of our youth is an investment worth making," said Vince Downey, utility services manager for Hamilton, Union Gas. "We're proud to continue our support of Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair, which is helping young people, in the Hamilton/Halton region, discover their interest in science, engineering and technology."

One of the oldest and largest science fairs in Canada, BASEF encourages grade seven to 12 students to develop their scientific skills and prepare for national and international competition. The annual science fair helps promote awareness of careers in science, engineering and technology.  The four-day event runs from March 30 to April 2, with the awards Ceremony taking place on April 5. The public viewing event is on Saturday, April 2 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Mohawk College, David Braley Athletic Centre, Hamilton.

"Thank-you to Union Gas on behalf of the BASEF organizers and all 566 participating students" said Helen Barton, BASEF2016 Co-Chair. "Union Gas recognizes the value of supporting the creation of skilled scientific and technical citizens of the future. Its long term investment in our fair is more than just sponsorship; it's a true partnership in our collective future."

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 from 2011- 2016, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $7 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

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
astass@uniongas.com

BASEF
Susan Olynyk
Chair, Corporate Donations
Ph: 905 570-4831
olynyk@cogeco.ca

To learn more about BASEF, visit basef.ca or find them on Twitter or Facebook.