Union Gas Supports Education Programs at Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Courtesy of a $2,000 Grant
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, November 14, 2017 - Union Gas supports educational programs with a flight-theme, courtesy of a $2,000 grant awarded to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC).
Brent Belec, utility services manager, Union Gas; Mike Delfre, executive director, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and the White Pines Field School teacher & students in front of our Northern Nature Trading exhibit
"At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education has many rewards," said Brent Belec, utility services manager, Union Gas. "We're very pleased to support the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and their commitment to investing in the future of our youth."
The CBHC is committed to offering quality education to local and regional schools in the classroom and at its public museum. The museum is unique in that it is 100 per cent interactive, with a strong focus on science - specifically the science of flight. Between 2,500 and 3,000 students from Kindergarten to grade 8, participate in the CBHC's presentations every year. Many of the volunteers who lead school tours are retired teachers. New education programs that have an environmental, forestry and weather detection theme have been developed recently to expand the bushplane centre's education mandate.
"This generous donation from Union Gas again this year helps to strengthen our collaborative partnership and add to our ongoing community engagement efforts," stated Mike Delfre, executive director, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. "The bushplane centre appreciates the support we have received from Union Gas over the years to assist us to educate children about our natural environment."
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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