Union Gas Supports School Outreach Program Through A $2,000 Grant To Science North

Sudbury, ON, October 23, 2017 - Union Gas today demonstrated support for the School Outreach Program across Northern Ontario, with a $2,000 grant to Science North.

Science North Cheque Presentation

Marc Tonelli (Union Gas Utilities Services Manager, Sudbury), Alexandra Binns (Science Communicator - Science North Outreach Program, Annik Welsh (Science Communicator - Science North Outreach Program), Lily Racine Bouchard (Staff Scientist - Science North Outreach Program) and Cristin Christopher (Senior Manager of Development)

"At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education has many rewards," said Marc Tonelli, utility services manager Sudbury, Union Gas. "We're very pleased to support Science North and their commitment to investing in the future of our youth."

Science North takes hands-on science experience on the road, making science accessible to elementary students in schools across northern Ontario. Scientists involve students in science innovation programs encouraging creativity, inquiry and problem solving. The entire school also comes together during the day to see a fast paced, high energy, live science show. Union Gas' grant supports the delivery of these programs.

Science North is very proud to be able to take science programs directly into schools to make science fun and support teachers with inquiry-based experiences," said Nicole Chiasson, director of education and northern programs for Science North. "The program has been tremendously well received. We are very grateful for the support we receive from Union Gas each year, especially as travelling across the north can be quite an expensive undertaking."

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

Science North
David McGuire
Senior Marketing Specialist
(705) 522-3701 ext. 211

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