Union Gas Supports Technology Education Through A $2,500 Grant To Limestone Learning Foundation
Kingston, ON, December 18, 2017 - Union Gas supports creative learning opportunities through a $2,500 grant to Limestone Learning Foundation.
Education gives people the chance to learn new skills, and to improve their lives," said Dugal MacDermaid, smc manager, Union Gas. "That's why at Union Gas we choose to invest in education, as one way of contributing to the more than 400 communities we serve across the province."
Photo from L to R: Bruce Cowle, board member, Limestone Learning Foundation, Dugal MacDermaid, Union Gas and Kristen Stevens, vice principal, Granite Ridge Education Centre
Union Gas' commitment is realized by an investment of $2,500 in the Limestone Learning Foundation towards funding school projects in the area of technology. "Building Minds through LEGO Mindstorms" is one such project that will provide elementary students at Granite Ridge Education Centre with increased access to robotics, computer programming, coding, and peer tutoring.
"No matter what career path a student today might choose, computer science and coding will be a part of it," states Katherine Leverette, retired teacher and chair of the Limestone Learning Foundation. "Educators and experts are calling it the 'new literacy'—a subject so important that every child needs to know the basics to excel in our rapidly changing world," adds Leverette. "Working together with Union Gas students in grades 5 to 8 will have the latest LEGO Mindstorm kits to design, build and explore how robotics can be used to improve lives. We thank our partners at Union Gas for their commitment to innovation."
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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Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058
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