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Union Gas Supports THEMUSEUM with $5,000 Grant

Supporting important energy awareness and conservation education programs

WATERLOO, ON, October 1, 2015 – Union Gas helps THEMUSEUM continue to provide conservation, energy awareness and environmental programs to local children, through a $5,000 grant.

Murray Costello, Union Gas district manager for Waterloo/Brantford presented a cheque today to THEMUSEUM CEO David Marskell at the Union Gas office in Waterloo. Mr. Marskell toured the Union Gas facility before joining employees at a United Way chili cook-off fundraiser.

The grant is in support of THEMUSEUM’s Energy Awareness and Conservation Programs aimed at educating our youngest citizens about where energy comes from, how it’s used, and how it can be conserved. THEMUSEUM hopes to inspire students to become conscientious consumers of energy and resources and proactive stewards of our environment. 

“At Union Gas, we care about the environment,” said Costello. “That’s why we support important environmental educational programs such as those offered at THEMUSEUM that help children in the Waterloo region learn more about energy awareness and conservation.”

“It is community partnerships like this that are at the heart of THEMUSEUM,” says Marskell. “Waterloo Region so badly needs increased programming and discussion on the environment and conservation, I’m so pleased that we can be part of providing that.”

For over 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to providing natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through economic investments, available jobs, municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, volunteer hours, charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed over $3.3 million to community and charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $1,019,000 to United Way. In addition Union Gas employees, retirees, family and friends provided over 19,600 volunteer hours to help strengthen the communities where they live and work. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.

About THEMUSEUM

THEMUSEUM is a unique organization, which views learning as an active and lifelong creative process for people of all ages, especially in the uncommon periphery where "art and technology are at play." Over the last ten years, THEMUSEUM's programming has uplifted the values of experimental learning, unexpected intersections and diverse voices. The main goal of THEMUSEUM is to scan the globe for fresh cultural content and use it to stage experiences that stimulate transformative connections for audiences, and to awe, inspire, and enlighten. THEMUSEUM has created a unique identity in having a strong children’s component but also expressing a commitment to expose Southern Ontario to unique exhibits not found anywhere else. For more information visit themuseum.ca or find them on Twitter: twitter.com/THEMUSEUM, Facebook: facebook.com/THEMUSEUM and YouTube: youtube.com/user/THEMUSEUMtv.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2015, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $7 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.

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CONTACTS:

Union Gas Limited
Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Fax: 519 436-4621
 
THEMUSUEM
David Marskell
CEO, THEMUSEUM
Ph: 519 574-0291

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