Union Gas Supports The Families First Celebration Courtesy of a $1,500 Grant To City of North Bay

North Bay, ON, December 11, 2017 - Union Gas supports the Families First Celebration, a community event that promotes safety and awareness for families, courtesy of a $1,500 grant to the City of North Bay.

Families First Celebration Grant Announcement

Wendy Prieur, Families First Committee and Glen Huard, construction and growth manager, Union Gas

"At Union Gas, our ultimate goal is simple, we want everybody to return home safely at the end of each and every day," said Glen Huard, construction and growth manager, Union Gas. "Working together, we know that programs like Families First will help make people and this community safer."

The Families First New Year's Eve Event is celebrating its 23rd year and is the finale to the Canada 150 Celebrations. One of its major event attractions is the public skating at Memorial Gardens. Each year the Committee sees children on the rink without proper safety equipment.

"By providing children with helmets we can help prevent possible head injuries" stated Brian Winkworth, honorary chair, Families First Committee. "This generous donation from Union Gas supports the primary goal of the safety of children during this fun-filled family event."

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited 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 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 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

Families First Committee
Wendy Prieur
705 498-2723
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