Union Gas Supports Environmental Education Through A $1,500 Grant To Mattagami Region Conservation Authority
Timmins, ON, November 29, 2016 - Union Gas partners with Mattagami Region Conservation Authority to promote environmental education through a $1,500 grant to support the Timmins Children's Water Festival.
L-R: Crystal Percival, Communications Specialist/Water Festival Chair, Scott Tam, Environmental Compliance Coordinator/Water Festival Co-Chair, Andy Fortin, Union Gas and John Davidson, Union Gas.
"We care about the environment and that value is reflected in our company culture, whether we are building a pipeline or erecting a new energy-efficient office building," said Gerry Gravel, utility service construction manager, Union Gas. "That's why we support important educational programs in the communities we serve, such as the Timmins Children's Water Festival, which is helping our children learn about the importance of the conservation and protection of our water."
The Water Festival educates children about water conservation, protection and other environmental issues through more than 30 interactive activity centres. The festival also challenges students to think about their own actions and how they can bring these messages back to their homes and communities.
"This generous donation from Union Gas will help deliver this fun and educational event to a growing number of elementary students," said Crystal Percival, communication specialist, Mattagami Region Conservation Authority.
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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