Union Gas Proudly Supports The 2016 Pathways to a Career in the Skilled Trades Night With a $1,000 Grant

Thunder Bay, ON, November 8, 2016 - Union Gas is proud to sponsor and participate in the 2016 Pathways to a Career in the Skilled Trades night with a $1,000 grant to Lakehead District School Board.

"At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education creates lasting benefits for people and communities," said Nick Klip, district manager Northwest, Union Gas. "We're thrilled to participate and support important educational programs in the communities we serve, such as the 2016 Pathways to a Career in the Skilled Trades night which helps young people in Thunder Bay learn more about the future opportunities in skilled trades."

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Lakehead Public Schools, and the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board have partnered to host a "Pathways to a Career in the Skilled Trades" information evening.  The intent of the evening is to provide Grade 7 to 12 students with information and insight into future workforce needs and student career planning related to skilled trades.  The event takes place tomorrow evening, Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Westgate Collegiate & Vocational Institute.

"It is clear that Union Gas fully understands the importance of supporting events such as this to help educate students and make them more aware that skilled trades are a viable and necessary part of our lives." said Jeremy Noel, Pathways Coordinator for Lakehead Public Schools. "I am delighted that we have developed a partnership with Union Gas and look forward to having them interact with our students at the event. The ability to expose our students to a wide variety of trades is incredibly important and Union Gas is playing an important role in this."

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

Lakehead District School Board
Bruce Nugent,
Communications Officer
Lakehead Public Schools
Ph: 807-625-5214
Fax: 807-622-0961
Cell: 807-628-7459
For more information, visit http://business.tbchamber.ca/events/details/2016-pathways-to-a-career-in-the-skilled-trades-night-1237.