Union Gas Sponsors United Way Halton & Hamilton GenNext Program With A $9,000 Grant

Stoney Creek, ON, March 8, 2018 - Union Gas supports the development of the next generation of community ambassadors through a $9,000 sponsorship of United Way Halton & Hamilton's GenNext Program. Union Gas provides $5,000 as the 2018 program sponsor and $4,000 as the title sponsor of their Banter with Big Wigs networking event.

United Way of Halton and Hamilton Grant Presentation

Photo (L to R): Sam Rizzo, USR Hamilton\Halton; Spencer Kelch, USR Hamilton\Halton; Joel Brouwer, USR Hamilton\Halton; Youmna Ahmed, Operations Manager; Christine Lynch, Manager, Resource Development, United Way; Maureen Casey, HR Assistant, Union Gas; Laura Hendren, Manager, Resource Development, United Way; Mike Zack, GenNext Chair and Mark Emmanuel, District Manager, Hamilton\Halton

"At Union Gas, we're proud to support the great work that United Way Halton & Hamilton does in this community," said Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel, district manager Hamilton/Halton, Union Gas. "We're committed to investing in the future and that's why we support the GenNext program, helping to build the next generation of ambassadors."

GenNext is a program that encourages people in their twenties and thirties to become involved with United Way Halton & Hamilton through giving and volunteering. The program creates opportunities for people to roll up their sleeves, get involved in the community and add to a meaningful dialogue. GenNext aims to engage volunteers to understand the issues that confront people in the region, to actively connect with and contribute to the community, and to influence positive change. The committee organizes fundraising events, including their signature event "Banter with Big Wigs", to build a next generation of Ambassadors, that create awareness and spearhead workplace campaigns. This event brings together young professionals and c-suite executives, offering a unique opportunity to network and gain insight into various professional industries. To learn more and to participate visit uwhh.ca/event/banter-with-bigwigs/.

"Investing in future leaders is essential for the well-being of local communities," says Brad Park, President and CEO of United Way Halton & Hamilton. "Thank you to Union Gas for the support of the GenNext program and Banter with Big Wigs. We are proud to partner with such a great company who sees the value in such interesting programs that adds greater dimension to the work we are doing."

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, an Enbridge Company-one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2018-has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac, Public Affairs
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058

United Way Halton & Hamilton
Brenda Hajdu, Senior Director, Marketing and Communication
Ph: 905 635-3131 ext. 301

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