Union Gas Supports Environmental Education Programs Through A $3,000 Grant To Mattagami Region Conservation Authority

Timmins, ON, November 20, 2017 - Union Gas supports Mattagami Region Conservation Authority to promote environmental education through a $1,000 grant to support the Timmins Children's Water Festival and $2,000 grant to support the Hersey Lake Trail Management Program.

Mattagami Regional Conservation Authority Cheque Presentation

From left to right: Andy Fortin, administrative assistant, Union Gas; David Vallier, general manager, Mattagami Region Conservation Authority; Crystal Percival, communications specialist, Mattagami Region Conservation Authority and John Davidson, utility services and construction manager, Union Gas.

"At Union Gas, the energy we deliver comes from nature, so we understand the importance of environmental education and conservation," said John Davidson, utility services and construction manager, Union Gas. "That's why we're proud to support the important work that Mattagami Region Conservation Authority is doing in this community."

The Timmins Children's Water Festival is designed to educate students on water conservation and preservation. The children take part in the event exploring over 40 hands-on activities learning all about water. The addition of a new interpretive trail at the Hersey Lake Conservation Area will provide trail users with a unique experience. Through the use of interpretive signage, the 1km trail will present themes that will enable visitors to understand more clearly the messages of the area's history and the environment.

"This generous donation from Union Gas will help deliver the Children's Water Festival to a growing amount of elementary students in Grades 3-4," said Crystal Percival, communications specialist, Mattagami Region Conservation Authority. "It will also support the development of a new interpretive trail designed to introduce Hersey Lake visitors to some of the unique vegetation and wildlife that we have here in Northern Ontario."

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
djprimorac@uniongas.com

Mattagami Region Conservation Authority
Crystal Percival
Communications Specialist
Ph: 705 360-2660 ext. 7417
crystal.percival@timmins.ca
For more information, visit mrca.timmins.ca or find us on Facebook