Union Gas Supports School Outreach Program Through $2,000 Grant to Science North

Science North Grant Presentation

Lyndsay Gagnon, Nicole Chiasson, Marc Tonelli, Kristal Lafantaisie, Brandi Braithwaite and Kelly Turrif

SUDBURY, ON, August 31, 2016 - Union Gas today demonstrated support for the School Outreach Program across Northern Ontario, with a $2,000 grant to Science North.

"At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education creates lasting benefits for people and communities," said Marc Tonelli, Union Gas utility services manager for Sudbury west. "Educational programs such as Science North's School Outreach Program help bring science to life for students across Northern Ontario."

Science North takes hands-on science experience on the road, making science accessible to elementary students in schools across northern Ontario. The programs scientists involve students in science innovation programs encouraging creativity, inquiry and problem solving.  The entire school also comes together during the day to see a fast paced, high energy, live science show. Union Gas' grant supports the delivery of these programs.

"Science North is very proud to be able to take science programs directly into schools to make science fun and support teachers with inquiry-based experiences," said Nicole Chiasson, director of education and northern programs for Science North. "The program has been tremendously well received. We are very grateful for the support we receive from Union Gas each year, especially as travelling across the north can be quite an expensive undertaking."

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 over 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 Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058
djprimorac@uniongas.com

Science North
Heather McLean
Media & Communications
Ph: (705) 522-3701 ext. 358
mcleanheather@sciencenorth.ca

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